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Respiratory Exchange Podcast

Respiratory Exchange

A Cleveland Clinic podcast exploring timely and timeless clinical and leadership topics in the disciplines of pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine, allergy/immunology, infectious disease and related areas.
Hosted by Raed Dweik, MD, MBA, Chair of the Respiratory Institute at Cleveland Clinic.
Sumita Khatri, MD

Featured Episode

Environmental Impact on the Lung

In this episode, Dr. Sumita Khatri, vice chair of Cleveland Clinic's Respiratory Institute and director of the Asthma Center, discusses the multitude of factors that can impact a patient's lung heath, including climate change, particle matter pollution, ozone, proximity to urban heat islands and traffic, as well as occupational influencers like farming and agricultural work. Dr. Khatri urges physicians to become more knowledgeable about these factors and their impact and make it part of the conversation with patients.

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All Respiratory Exchange Episodes

All Respiratory Exchange Episodes

May 11, 2022

Treating Food Allergy with Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) and Early OIT

Sandra Hong, MD joins Respiratory Exchange to discuss oral immunotherapy OIT for food allergy. She reviews the life-changing success of patients who have undergone OIT via an established program, as well as covering early OIT, in which children below the age of four are introduced to a food allergen in order to build up a tolerance.

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April 13, 2022

Lung Cancer Screening: It’s More Than a CT Scan

Dr. Peter Mazzone, Director of the Lung Cancer Program for the Respiratory Institute and the Lung Cancer Screening Program for Cleveland Clinic, discusses why the low-dose CT screening test for lung cancer has become the standard of care for high-risk individuals and the necessity of having a system in place to manage the scan's findings. He also talks about follow-up needed for lung nodules found during screening and predictive tools for lung cancer that are on the horizon.

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March 21, 2022

Lung Transplant A-Z: From Referring a Patient to the Impact of COVID-19

Dr. Marie Budev, director of the Cleveland Clinic Lung Transplant Program, tackles the huge subject of Lung Transplant, covering a range of topics that includes when the right time to refer a patient is and what the contraindications are for transplant. She discusses the Lung Allocation Score, lung transplant survival rate and how long it takes to get a patient ready for transplant. Dr. Budev also talks about new ways in which the donor lung pool is being expanded and the impact of COVID-19 on lung transplant patients.

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February 9, 2022

Highlights of the 2021 World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Diseases Conference (WASOG)

Dr. Daniel Culver, chair of the Cleveland Clinic Department for Pulmonary Medicine, and Dr. Manuel Ribeiro, director of the Sarcoidosis Center at the Cleveland Clinic, recap the highlights from the December WASOG Diseases conference. They review the discussions on Progressive Fibrosing Interstitial Lung Disease, the relationship between inflammation and fibrosis, the new European Respiratory Society Guidelines and various themes coming out of the Cardiac Sarcoidosis sessions.

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