Cystic Fibrosis: Everything You Need to Know

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Firefly Books, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 190 pages
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Cystic fibrosis afflicts approximately 30,000 Americans. The average age of survival has been steadily increasing, but not quickly enough: a child born with cystic fibrosis today can only expect to live 35 to 40 years.

In this valuable new addition to the Your Personal Health series, Dr. Wayne Kepron offers a comprehensive look at the disease that afflicts so many young people. Topics include:

  • Symptoms of cystic fibrosis
  • Making a diagnosis
  • Complications of the disease
  • Treatments (including lung transplants)
  • Techniques and precautions in lung care
  • Transition into adulthood
  • Prospects for gene therapy
  • End-of-life issues

Using diagrams, charts and case studies, Cystic Fibrosis is designed for patients, their families, and caregivers. It is both a quick reference guide and a tool for in-depth study.

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Contents

The CF GeneWhat Went Wrong?
10
CF and the Respiratory System
23
CF and the Gastrointestinal System
54
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About the author (2004)

Wayne Kepron, MD, FRCPC, is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He has been a respiralogist at Manitoba's Health Sciences Centre Respiratory Hospital for 25 years.

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