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By David M. Orenstein MD, Jonathan E. Spahr MD, Daniel J. Weiner MD

This exceptional consultant bargains easy-to-understand reasons, recommendation, and administration thoughts for sufferers or mom and dad of patients with cystic fibrosis. The ebook explains the illness procedure, outlines the basics of diagnosing and screening, and addresses the demanding situations of therapy for these dwelling with CF. As one reviewer acknowledged, this publication “is the single whole solution publication for everybody residing with the illness. it really is an vital source for households of youngsters with CF, adolescent and grownup sufferers, and physicians, nurses, breathing therapists, and social employees fascinated with the care of CF patients.”

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In the years since CF was first recognized, treatment of lung disease has improved considerably, resulting in the tremendous improvement in longevity and quality of life that CF patients can now expect. The three sections of this chapter are devoted to: (a) a discussion of the normal anatomy and functioning of the respiratory system, (b) an explanation of how CF changes the functioning of this system, and (c) a review of the treatments that are aimed at preventing, correcting, or minimizing the changes that CF brings about in the respiratory system.

For some, that may mean just checking in with the CF clinic every 6 months or so. For others, it may mean coming to the CF clinic every couple of months, monitoring growth, doing airway clearance, and aggressively treating infection (usual CF care). indd 20 5/3/11 5:58:00 PM The Respiratory System 3 Daniel J. Weiner and David M. Orenstein THE BASICS 1. The lungs are the most important part of the body in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), and they cause most of the sickness and more than 95% of the deaths from CF.

The three sections of this chapter are devoted to: (a) a discussion of the normal anatomy and functioning of the respiratory system, (b) an explanation of how CF changes the functioning of this system, and (c) a review of the treatments that are aimed at preventing, correcting, or minimizing the changes that CF brings about in the respiratory system. indd 21 5/23/11 5:15:47 PM 22 Cystic Fibrosis: A Guide for Patient and Family ANATOMY AND FUNCTION OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM All tissues in the body, especially the brain and the exercising muscles, need oxygen to function.

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