Cystic Fibrosis

ISBN : 9780199582709

Alex Horsley; Steve Cunningham; Alistair Innes
192 Pages
102 x 181 mm
Pub date
Sep 2010
Oxford Respiratory Medicine Library
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Cystic fibrosis is the most common life-threatening inherited disease in the UK and Europe. It affects around 1 in 2500 live births in the UK. There have been enormous advances in the treatment of CF over the last 40 years, with life expectancy increasing from just 5 years in 1964 to mid 30s today, and it now affects as many adults as children. The burden of care for CF patients is, however, considerable, and with the increase in life expectancy the impact of CF on respiratory medicine has increased considerably. Part of the Oxford Respiratory Medicine Library series, this pocketbook aims to be a concise companion for all health care professionals who manage, or come across, patients with CF. The book covers all aspects of care, including both paediatric and adult-specific issues. The book will appeal to a wide variety of health professionals in respiratory medicine, paediatrics, and primary care.


1. Genetics and pathophysiology
2. Diagnosis and process of care
3. Microbiology of CF lung disease
4. Management of stable CF lung disease
5. Management of respiratory exacerbations
6. Gastrointestinal disease and nutrition
7. Cystic fibrosis related diabetes
8. Metabolic and musculoskeletal effects
9. Psychosocial aspects of CF care
10. Lung transplantation
11. Fertility, contraception and pregnancy
12. Future treatments

About the author: 

Alex Horsley, Senior Fellow, Manchester Adult CF Centre, University Hospitals South Manchester, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, UK; Steve Cunningham, Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician & Part Time Senior Lecturer, Department of Child Life & Health, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, UK; Alistair Innes, Consultant Physician and Honorary Reader in Respiratory Medicine Scottish Adult CF Service, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

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