Inova partners with transplant patients to improve patient care experience

In 2020, the transplant team at Inova established a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) to enhance healthcare delivery for transplant patients and improve their overall experience. The PFAC serves as a platform for patients and caregivers to share valuable feedback and insights with the transplant team on better meeting patient needs during the various…

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Lung cancer screening at Saville Center: Less time, less worry for patients

Amit Mahajan, MD is board certified in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine. He serves as the medical director of interventional pulmonology and the complex airways disease program at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. Lung cancer screening takes time. And that time often turns into stress for patients and their loved ones. That’s one reason that…

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Inova Lung Cancer Researcher Leads Study Offering New Hope for Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients

Historically, small cell lung cancer has been one of the deadliest malignancies, with an overall five-year relative survival rate of just 7%, according to the American Cancer Society. However, research breakthroughs are aiming to change that – and researchers at Inova Schar Cancer Institute are leading the way. In June 2023, Nagla Abdel Karim, MD,…

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Establishing Expertise in Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant

Inova’s advanced lung disease and transplant team has performed about 150 lung transplants over the past five years. And the Medical Director of the Lung Transplant Program at Inova, Shambhu Aryal, MD, knows every one of those patients. “We develop a very intimate relationship with our patients,” Dr. Aryal says. “That kind of personalized care is…

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Smoking Cessation: 5 Tips to Help You Quit for Good

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Christian Machado, MD is a board-certified primary care physician practicing family medicine at Inova Medical Group – Annandale. He loves working with patients to understand what motivates them so he can help them work toward healthier lifestyle choices. Wanting to stop smoking is easy—approximately 68% of adult smokers say they want to quit. Around half of…

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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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