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MyMy Buu, MD

  • MyMy Buu

Specialties

Pulmonary

Work and Education

Professional Education

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2006

Internship

Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Stanford, CA, 2007

Residency

Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Stanford, CA, 2009

Fellowship

Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Stanford, CA, 2012

Board Certifications

Pediatric Pulmonary, American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Conditions Treated

Asthma

Bronchiectasis

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Chronic Cough

Chronic Lung Disease in Infancy

Chronic Ventilator Management

Ciliary Dyskinesias

Congenital Lung Disease

Cystic Fibrosis

Interstitial Lung Disease

Laryngomalacia

Neuromuscular Disease

Pneumonia

Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary Vascular Disease

Sleep Medicine

Tracheomalacia

All Publications

Respiratory complications, management and treatments for neuromuscular disease in children CURRENT OPINION IN PEDIATRICS Buu, M. C. 2017; 29 (3): 326-333

Abstract

To summarize current literature describing the respiratory complications of neuromuscular disease (NMD) and the effect of respiratory interventions and to explore new gene therapies for patients with NMD.Measurements of respiratory function focus on vital capacity and maximal inspiratory and expiratory pressure and show decline over time. Management of respiratory complications includes lung volume recruitment, mechanical insufflation-exsufflation, chest physiotherapy and assisted ventilation. Lung volume recruitment can slow the progression of lung restriction. New gene-specific therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and spinal muscular atrophy have the potential to preserve respiratory function longitudinally. However, the long-term therapeutic benefit remains unknown.Although NMDs are heterogeneous, many lead to progressive muscle weakness that compromises the function of the respiratory system including upper airway tone, cough and secretion clearance and chest wall support. Respiratory therapies augment or support the normal function of these components of the respiratory system. From a respiratory perspective, the new mutation and gene-specific therapies for NMD are likely to confer long-term therapeutic benefit. More sensitive and standard tools to assess respiratory function longitudinally are needed to monitor respiratory complications in children with NMD, particularly the youngest patients.

View details for DOI 10.1097/MOP.0000000000000498

View details for Web of Science ID 000401074000012

View details for PubMedID 28338488

Assessing Differences in Mortality Rates and Risk Factors Between Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Patients With Cystic Fibrosis in California CHEST Buu, M. C., Sanders, L. M., Mayo, J. A., Milla, C. E., Wise, P. H. 2016; 149 (2): 380-389
Asthma, tobacco smoke and the indoor environment: a qualitative study of sheltered homeless families JOURNAL OF ASTHMA Buu, M. C., Carter, L., Bruce, J. S., Baca, E. A., Greenberg, B., Chamberlain, L. J. 2014; 51 (2): 142-148

Abstract

Asthma is common in homeless children with an incidence of 28-40%. There are few published studies investigating asthma in homeless children. This study examines the perspectives of both caregivers and shelter staff regarding challenges and opportunities of caring for children with asthma.A focus group of sheltered parents (n=10) with children who have asthma was conducted to identify barriers to optimal asthma management. Key informant interviews (n=6) were conducted with shelter staff to discuss the shelter systems and policies to address childhood asthma. Data were audio-recorded and transcribed. A representative analysis team performed qualitative theme analysis.Key themes across 5 domains were identified: asthma education, access to asthma medication and equipment, asthma action plans, structural barriers to asthma management and environmental triggers. Parents identified multiple asthma triggers present in the shelter environment but cited lack of control as a barrier to remediation. Shelter staff desired elimination of asthma triggers but refer to the lack of resources as the primary barrier. Shelter staff favored a smoking ban on shelter property but named challenges to policy implementation. Both parents and staff identified asthma education and increased access to medications would be helpful.Policies to reduce environmental exposures, such as a smoking ban, to asthma triggers has the potential to improve the health of sheltered children with asthma.

View details for DOI 10.3109/02770903.2013.857682

View details for Web of Science ID 000331908900005

View details for PubMedID 24147583