Blog

Fatigue, Pain & PI: What Do We Know?

IDF 2019 National Conference Session, “Fatigue, Pain & PI: What Do We Know?” was presented by Joud Hajjar, MD, MS, Karen Louw, MSN, and Raffi Tachdjian, MD, Ph.D. on June 22, 2019.

Special Blood Movie Sheds Light On HAE

Four patients with a dramatic, rare disease fight to live normal lives. Faced with a life-threatening condition, they join together to conquer adversity, finding strength in each other and their small but strong community.

Screenings are happening across the country: http://specialblood.com/screenings.html

BEST WOMAN FILMMAKER AWARD, CHANDLER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION, AWARENESS FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION, MOSAIC WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

Follow us on facebook to get updates and screening info: www.facebook.com/specialbloodmovie
For more information about Hereditary Angioedema, visit www.haea.org

Clean the Skies

Los Angeles has made great strides in cleaning the air, but poison still looms overhead, especially over the city’s clogged freeways. And kids are still getting sick. UCLA researchers are creating solutions and making science that can help us all breathe easier.

A view of the heart of Terminal Island in Long Beach, just south of the busy 405 Freeway. A mile away at Hudson Elementary School, one out of every five students has asthma.

One evening last spring, Peter nearly stopped breathing.

He was riding in the car with his mother, April, who was taking the 11-year-old boy back from a visit to the ER for one of his chronic asthma attacks. He seemed to be getting better — and then his throat began to constrict. He began to wheeze loudly. He rolled his head back to get more air.

“That was wrong. ‘He should be better than this by now,’ I remember thinking. I knew something was wrong then,” April recalls. “They had given him some meds and the usual advice, but it was not working.”

She turned the car around and drove her son back to the hospital, where physicians and technicians eventually stabilized Peter and, again, sent him home. “On the way home I realized what the doctors were saying,” she remembers. “He had had a pneumothorax — a partially collapsed lung!”

ALLERGY TESTING

We offer a variety of comprehensive testing for food allergens, venom, drugs allergies, and environmental testing.

RESPIRATORY

We perform eNO tests for diagnosing asthma and spirometry tests for diagnosing COPD and general lung function.

THERAPEUTICS

We offer a variety of treatments from drug desensitization, immunoglobulin replacement, and allergen immunotherapy.

EAR NOSE THROAT

Trigger point injections combine techniques of acupuncture, local anesthesia, and your body’s natural pathways to boost your own immune system.