Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Receives ELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support

The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) designated Inova Fairfax Medical Campus a Gold Level Center of Excellence for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation- a therapy that has been successful in treating some of Inova’s most critically ill patients, including those with COVID-19. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a life support machine that is used during life-threatening reversible…

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Inova Partners with NIH’s NHLBI on New Clinical Trial for Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

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Study enrollment complete with topline data expected in April 2021 Falls Church, VA – Inova Lung Services is part of a multicenter Phase 2 investigator-sponsored trial (IST) to evaluate the safety of fostamatinib, an oral spleen tyrosine kinase (SYK) inhibitor, for the treatment of hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The study is in collaboration with the National…

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People With Asthma and Lung Conditions Are at High Risk and Need an Action Plan

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People with asthma or other lung conditions should make a plan in case of suspected COVID-19 infection, due to their higher risk of developing complications. According to Dr. Bobby Mahajan, medical director of interventional pulmonology at Invoa Fairfax Hospital, individuals with known asthma or other lung conditions should establish ahead of time who will take…

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Asthma Could Increase Risk of COVID-19 Complications

The Frederick News-Post published a story on March 24 about the additional risks of COVID-19 complications that could be faced by those with underlying health conditions including asthma. Having asthma does not make people more at risk of getting COVID-19, says Inova’s Amit (Bobby) K. Mahajan, MD, who also serves as a volunteer spokesman for…

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Q&A: Dangers of Teen Vaping


Inova pediatric lung specialist cites ‘epidemic’ use of e-cigarettes among youth As national reports continue to roll in of mysterious and severe “vaping illnesses” affecting hundreds of younger Americans who’ve used e-cigarettes, Inova’s Sunil Kapoor, MD, shares his views as part of the collective sense of alarm. Dr. Kapoor, Chief of Pediatric Pulmonology and Medical…

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A Dramatic Delivery Showcases Inova’s Teamwork Approach

When 8-months-pregnant Jihye Ha needed emergency care, the situation turned critical for her and the baby. Throughout her first pregnancy, Jihye Ha seemed to be sailing through it without much difficulty or discomfort — but then in February, at 32 weeks, she began noticing a strange development. Her fingernails were turning blue. Ha also started…

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New Cutting-Edge COPD Treatment Available at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

The Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction Program helps patients with severe COPD through a minimally invasive procedure More than 11 million people in the U.S. live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Some patients can manage symptoms through physical therapy and oxygen therapy. But for patients with more severe COPD, the only treatment options were an…

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