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Cystic Fibrosis

A Guide for Patient and Family



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Cystic Fibrosis: A Guide for Patient and Family
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Written by Dr. David Orenstein , director of the Antonio J. and Janet Palumbo Cystic Fibrosis Center (one of the leading CF centres in the USA), this "one of a kind" guide offers clear explanations and real world advice about cystic fibrosis and its management. In the book, you'll find practical and reassuring information on day to day concerns such as school, travel, exercise, nutrition and medication, as well as physiological effects, long term issues, and prospects for a cure. Thoroughly revised and updated , Cystic Fibrosis, 3/e offers straightforward answers to the questions most frequently asked by patients and families such as: What causes cystic fibrosis? How does it affect body systems? What pharmacological, surgical, and physical therapies are most effective? What roles exercise, diet, and nutrition play? What complications can occur, and how they can be managed? When and why a lung transplant should be considered? What psychological effect the disease has on the patient's family? Plus How can the special needs and concerns of adult CF patients be addressed

Table of Contents

The Basic DefectMaking the DiagnosisThe Respiratory SystemThe Gastrointestinal TractOther SystemsNutritionHospitalization and Other Special TreatmentsTransplantationDaily LifeExerciseGeneticsThe FamilyThe Teenage YearsCystic Fibrosis and AdulthoodDeath and Cystic FibrosisResearch and Future TreatmentsThe Cystic Fibrosis FoundationAppendice
Release date NZ
November 1st, 2003
Edited by David Michael Orenstein
Country of Publication
United States
3rd Revised edition
58 illustrations
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
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