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Cystic Fibrosis Pulmonary Infections: Lessons from Around the World

  • Adolf Bauernfeind
  • Melvin I. Marks
  • Birgitta Strandvik

Part of the Respiratory Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy book series (RPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Cystic Fibrosis Pulmonary Infections: General Aspects

    1. Barbara Przyklenk, Adolf Bauernfeind
      Pages 1-11
    2. Fritz Sörgel, Martina Kinzig, Christoph Labisch, Martina Hofmann, Ulrich Stephan
      Pages 13-27
    3. Henry C. Farrar, Gregory L. Kearns
      Pages 29-50
    4. Lisa Saiman, Alice Prince
      Pages 51-64
    5. Eshwar Mahenthiralingam, David P. Speert
      Pages 65-84
    6. Brendan P. Madden, Margaret E. Hodson
      Pages 85-97
  3. Cystic Fibrosis Pulmonary Infections: The International Perspective

    1. Noni MacDonald, Mary Corey, Rod Morrison
      Pages 111-117
    2. C. N. Macri, O. H. Pivetta, A. Gentile, E. G. Cafferata, M. C. Luna
      Pages 119-138
    3. Sonia Alvarez de Garcia Tuñon, Heberto Reyes
      Pages 139-148
    4. Y. Yamashiro, T. Shimizu, S. Oguchi, T. Shioya, S. Nagata, Y. Ohtsuka
      Pages 161-165
    5. Tatiana E. Guembitskaia, Ludmila A. Vishnyakova, Ludmila A. Zhelenina, Nikolai J. Kapranov
      Pages 167-173
    6. Eitan Kerem, Joseph Rivlin, Yaacov Yahav, Asher Tal, Amir Szeinberg, Itamar Shalit
      Pages 175-188
    7. M. Demirkol, Z. Erturan, G. Hüner, T. Baykal, G. Kurdoğlu, Ö. Anğ
      Pages 189-201
    8. Rita Padoan, Alessandra Pianaroli, Annamaria Giunta
      Pages 209-221
    9. Sira Carrasco, Fernando Baquero
      Pages 223-228
    10. Věra Vávrová, Zdenka Jedličková, Otto Lochmann, Dana Zemková, Hana Krásničanová, Milan Macek et al.
      Pages 251-257
    11. Svend Stenvang Pedersen, Niels Høiby, Christian Koch
      Pages 267-277
    12. Lieke V. Möller, Jeannette E. Dankert-Roelse, J. Margriet Collée, Loek van Alphen, Jacob Dankert
      Pages 279-291
    13. Birgitta Strandvik, Lena Hjelte, Anna-Stina Malmborg
      Pages 293-302
    14. Stuart Elborn, John Dodge, James Littlewood
      Pages 303-314
    15. Jose Luis Lezana-Fernandez, Douglas Maza-Gonzales
      Pages 315-323
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 331-336

About this book

Introduction

Infection of the lower respiratory tract is a major determinant of the course of cystic fibrosis. Although numerous efforts have been made to elucidate the specific mechanisms predisposing the respiratory mucosa of cystic fibrosis patients to infection, so far no clinically relevant procedures for completely effective prevention or control of infection have resulted. Hence, in dealing with infections in cystic fibrosis, we continue to rely mainly on antimicrobials. Antiinfective measures are inseparably correlated with microbiology, and the quality of antiinfec­ tive therapy directly reflects the quality of microbial monitoring. Vali­ dated guidelines for microbiologic testing and antiinfective use need to be developed and made available to all health providers and their cystic fibrosis patients. Several years ago, the editors cochaired a symposium at the Interna­ tional Congress of Chemotherapy on the Global Perspectives of Micro­ biological and Clinical Infectious Diseases in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis. During this half-day symposium, the editors heard reports from several countries around the world with an alarming range of survival for patients with cystic fibrosis. This sent a dramatic message to us that the understanding of this disease, its diagnosis, management and prevention was different in various countries and that patients may be inconsistently served. That is how our journey began.

Keywords

Respiratory system infectious disease infectious diseases microbiology pediatrics

Editors and affiliations

  • Adolf Bauernfeind
    • 1
  • Melvin I. Marks
    • 2
    • 3
  • Birgitta Strandvik
    • 4
  1. 1.Max von Pettenkofer-InstitutLudwig-Maximilians-UniversitätMunichGermany
  2. 2.University of California at IrvineLong BeachUSA
  3. 3.Long Beach Memorial Medical CenterMemorial Miller Children’s HospitalLong BeachUSA
  4. 4.Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of MedicineGöteborg UniversityGöteborgSweden

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