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    Mona Luke-Zeitoun

    Mona Luke-Zeitoun, M.D.

    Pediatric Pulmonology

    (Board certified in Pediatrics & Pediatric Pulmonology)
    Accepting new patients

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    Palo Alto Center
    795 El Camino Real
    Lee Building, Level 1
    Palo Alto, California 94301
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    (650) 853-5687 
    San Carlos Center
    301 Industrial Road
    Level 1
    San Carlos, California 94070
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    (650) 853-5687 

    Professional Interests

    Pediatric Pulmonology
    Asthma care, Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, Chronic respiratory failure, Pulmonary function testing, Sleep disordered breathing, Vocal cord dysfunction

    Additional Information

    Evaluation and management of exercise problems in young athletes and children with various medical conditions. Shortness of breath with exercise is very common among young athletes, and early recognition of airway diseases specific to athletes is essential in preventing unnecessary distress, decreased performance, and long-term damage to the airways. Furthermore, there is a growing body of research demonstrating the diagnostic and therapeutic benefits of exercise for many chronic medical conditions. My goal is to help young athletes and chronically ill children exercise safely, optimize their performance and improve the prognosis of their underlying conditions. Other professional interests include: exercise intolerance, exertional dyspnea, athlete care

    Spoken Languages

    French (Excellent)
    German (Excellent)
    Italian (Excellent)

    Community Activities

    Member of the American Thoracic Society, the American College of Sports Medicine, the USA Swimming Sports Medicine and Science Network, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Exercise Research Workgroup. Past member of the American College of Sports Medicine Youth Sports and Health Strategic Health Initiative and the CTSA CCHOC Pediatric Exercise Evaluation Workgroup.

    Personal Interests

    Dr. Luke-Zeitoun interests include outdoor activities and sports, including running, cycling, hiking and skiing. She enjoys music and literature and raising two children.



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    M. Zeitoun, B. Wilk, A. Matsuzaka, B.H. Knoepfli, B.A. Wilson, O. Bar-Or: Facial cooling enhances exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in asthmatic children. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 36 (5): 767-771, 2004.

    B.H. Knoepfli, M. Luke-Zeitoun, S.P. von Duvillard, A. Burki, C. Bachlechner, H. Keller: High incidence of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in triathletes of the Swiss National Team. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 41 (8): 486-91, 2007.

    G.C. Henderson, J.A. Fattor, M.A. Horning, N. Faghihnia, M. Luke-Zeitoun, G.A. Brooks: Retention of intravenously infused [13C]bicarbonate is transiently increased during recovery from hard exercise. Journal of Applied Physiology. 103 (5): 1604-12, 2007.

    G.C. Henderson, J.A. Fattor, M.A. Horning, N. Faghihnia, M. Johnson, T.L. Mau, M. Luke-Zeitoun, G.A. Brooks: Lipolysis and fatty acid metabolism in men and women during the postexercise recovery period. J Physiol. 584(Pt 3): 963-81, 2007.

    G.C. Henderson, J.A. Fattor, M.A. Horning, N. Faghihnia, M. Johnson, M. Luke-Zeitoun, G.A. Brooks: Glucoregulation is more precise in women than in men during postexercise recovery. Am J Clin Nutr. 87(6): 1686-94, 2008.

    G.C. Henderson, R.M. Krauss, J.A. Fattor, N. Faghihnia, M. Luke-Zeitoun, G.A. Brooks: Plasma triglyceride concentrations are rapidly reduced following individual bouts of endurance exercise in women. Eur J Appl Physiol. 109(4): 721-30, 2010.

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