TITLE

Cystic fibrosis

AUTHOR(S)
Robinson, P.
PUB. DATE
March 2001
SOURCE
Thorax;Mar2001, Vol. 56 Issue 3, p237
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Cystic fibrosis (CF) remains an incurable life limiting condition which is the most common inherited lethal condition in most Western countries. Advances in the care of this condition, particularly advances in respiratory management, have seen the focus of this review become a reality. In the 1940s adult consequences of CF were minimal as most patients died during infancy and early childhood. Today, the life expectancy of patients with CF has advanced well into adult life and has prompted the development of specific adult CF care centres in many major hospitals as well as publications addressing adult issues relating to this disease.
ACCESSION #
12915615

 

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