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Handbook of Cystic Fibrosis

  • Amy G. Filbrun
  • Thomas Lahiri
  • Clement L Ren

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Amy G. Filbrun, Thomas Lahiri, Clement L. Ren
    Pages 1-4
  3. Amy G. Filbrun, Thomas Lahiri, Clement L. Ren
    Pages 5-8
  4. Amy G. Filbrun, Thomas Lahiri, Clement L. Ren
    Pages 9-41
  5. Amy G. Filbrun, Thomas Lahiri, Clement L. Ren
    Pages 43-63
  6. Amy G. Filbrun, Thomas Lahiri, Clement L. Ren
    Pages 65-76
  7. Amy G. Filbrun, Thomas Lahiri, Clement L. Ren
    Pages 77-99

About this book

Introduction

This concise manual provides clinicians and other related health care professionals with an essential reference tool to the background of cystic fibrosis, and the management and treatment of this disease. The latest guidelines are reviewed and current and emerging treatments are discussed in the latter chapters. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited condition where a mutation in the gene coding for the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) causes loss of function. The dysfunction of CFTR results in the production of thick mucus in the lungs and digestive tract, causing pulmonary and gastrointestinal manifestations. The incidence of cystic fibrosis in Europe and the US ranges between 1 in 2,000 and 1 in 25,000.

Keywords

CFTR mutations Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis manifestations Pulmonary Respiratory medicine

Authors and affiliations

  • Amy G. Filbrun
    • 1
  • Thomas Lahiri
    • 2
  • Clement L Ren
    • 3
  1. 1.C.S. Mott Children’s HospitalUniversity of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s HospitalANN ARBORUSA
  2. 2.Pediatric Pulmonology Cystic Fibrosis CenterUniversity of Vermont Children’s Hosp.BurlingtonUSA
  3. 3.Cystic Fibrosis CenterUniversity of Rochester Cystic Fibrosis CenterROCHESTERUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32504-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Adis, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32502-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32504-0
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