Bronchiectasis is a lung disease in which the airways become larger than normal. As a result, mucus and bacteria have a harder time being expectorated and become trapped. This causes symptoms of chronic cough and sputum production, with periods of exacerbations which may require course of antibiotics to help bring the bacterial burden back to a tolerable level.
Bronchiectasis can be caused by many things, including genetic diseases, immunity related disorders, and sometime a prior history of some lung diseases. Because bronchiectasis can be complex and multifactorial, a through approach to diagnostics and therapy is best for care of patients with bronchiectasis.
Bronchiectasis Clinic at Michigan Medicine
The Bronchiectasis Clinic at Michigan Medicine provides comprehensive care for our patients who have developed bronchiectasis for any reason. We provide a standardized and thorough evaluation and treatment plan. Patients will have access to multidisciplinary providers, advanced therapies such as lung transplantation evaluation, and clinical trials if desired. Our clinic is equipped for care for a wide range of patients including newly diagnosed and those patients with longstanding disease.
Bronchiectasis Clinic Physicians
Bronchiectasis Research and Clinical Trials
Investigators at the University of Michigan are actively involved in helping to understand, diagnose, and develop new treatments for Bronchiectasis. Cutting-edge research studies and clinical trials are regularly available to patients who qualify. View current Bronchiectasis studies on UMHealthResearch.org or search for other studies on the UMHealthResearch.org home page.
Make an Appointment
To schedule an appointment to discuss bronchiectasis, call us at 734-647-9342.
Please have your referral physician send records including office notes, pulmonary function testing (PFT) results, and CT Scan/Chest X-ray results and images for review prior to your appointment. During your first appointment, we will conduct a thorough history and physical exam, perform pulmonary function testing (PFT), and order additional laboratory or radiographic testing as indicated.