Kathryn Fitzgerald, DNP, CPNP

Clinical Director, Chronic Care Program
Masters Degree in Child Health Nursing, Stony Brook University
Certified Asthma Educator
Doctor Nursing Practice, George Washington University

Publications and Presentations:

Original Reports

1. K. Fitzgerald, J. Dugre, S. Pagala, M. Marcus, P. Homel and M. Kazachkov.  Use of high-frequency chest wall oscillation in children with neurological impairment and respiratory symptoms.  Respir Care, Epub, PMID 23777653

2. J. Dugre, K. Fitzgerald, M. Marcus, P. Homel and M. Kazachkov.  Using exercise challenge testing to predict asthma control after inhaled corticosteroid withdrawal in children.  Submitted to Pediatric Pulmonology

Abstracts

1. Fitzgerald K, Pagala M, Marcus M, Kazachkov M.  Use of aggressive airway secretion clearance in children with muscle weakness and tracheostomy.  A pilot study.  Chest. 2010; 138:323A

2. K. Fitzgerald, J. Dugre, S. Pagala, M. Marcus, and M. Kazachkov.  A Pilot Study to Assess the Efficacy of High-Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) in Preventing Pulmonary Exacerbations in Children with Muscle Weakness and Restrictive Lung Disease.   Chest. 2011; 140:379A

3. J. Dugre, K. Fitzgerald, M. Marcus, M. Kazachkov.  Use of exercise challenge test in predicting weaning failure from inhaled corticosteroids in children with asthma. Presented at ATS 2012 

Presentations

2010 Fitzgerald, K., Dugre, J., Pagala, S., Marcus, M., & Kazachkov, M. A Pilot Study to Assess the Efficacy of High-Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) in Preventing Pulmonary Exacerbations in Children with Muscle Weakness and Restrictive Lung Disease.  Annual conference of CHEST; 2010 October 30 - November 4; Vancouver, Canada.

2011 Fitzgerald, K., Dugre, J., Pagala, S., Marcus, M., & Kazachkov, M. Use of Aggressive Airway Clearance in Children with Muscle Weakness and Tracheostomy.    Annual conference of CHEST; 2011 October 22 – October 26; Honolulu, Hawaii.

Neuromuscular Weakness and Restrictive Lung Disease in the Pediatric Populations; Causes, Implications, and Interventions.  Workshop at National Meeting at San Diego.  Hill Rom Inc.

Grand Rounds at Maimonides Medical Center.  A Pilot Study to Assess the Efficacy and Effectiveness of High-Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) in Preventing Pulmonary Exacerbations in Children with Muscle Weakness and Restrictive Lung Disease. 

2014 Neurological impairment, muscle weakness, and Restrictive Lung Disease in the Pediatric Population; Causes, Concerns, Implications, and Interventions.  Presentation for nursing and respiratory staff of United Cerebral Palsy of NYC.

Neurological impairment, muscle weakness, and Restrictive Lung Disease in the Pediatric Population; Causes, Concerns, Implications, and Interventions. Presentation for NYU Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Students.