Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis

The Facts

Book - 2008
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Blackwell North Amer
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common genetic diseases in Caucasian populations. It affects the respiratory and digestive systems, mucus is difficult to clear from the lungs resulting in breathing problems and fats and proteins in the diet are poorly digested. This fourth edition of Cystic Fibrosis: The Facts is a user-friendly guide which explores all aspects of the disease from basic clinical information on what is going wrong in the organs affected, to the conventional treatments for CF lung and digestive disease. It includes new chapters reflecting the major advances made in our understanding of the genetic causes of CF, the multi-disciplinary team behind CF treatment, and how growing up with CF will affect a child's life. Information is supported by examples of patients' experiences and answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Oxford University Press
Cystic Fibrosis: The Facts provides a much needed simple and understandable source book about this disease. It is aimed at those living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), either themselves or members of their families or their friends.

The book explains clearly what is happening to the body in CF, what causes it and what treatment options are available for the different aspects of the disease. There are more detailed chapters for those wanting to find out about the genetics of the disease and specific aspects such as how it affects life choices and employment. It looks to the future in terms of potential new therapies for CF and provides useful information on organizations that can provide help and further information across those areas of the world where the disease is prevalent.

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
Edition: Updated and rev. 4th ed
ISBN: 9780199295807
Characteristics: vii, 154 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Harris, Ann 1956-

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