Cystic Fibrosis / Edition 4

Cystic Fibrosis / Edition 4

by Ann Harris, Anne Thomson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199295808

ISBN-13: 9780199295807

Pub. Date: 11/15/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199295807
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/15/2008
Edition description:
Updated
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction and making the diagnosis 1

2 How cystic fibrosis affects the lungs 9

3 How cystic fibrosis affects the digestive system 23

4 How cystic fibrosis affects other organs 31

5 Daily treatment for cystic fibrosis 37

6 The cystic fibrosis team 59

7 Nutrition in cystic fibrosis 63

8 Micro-organisms in the cystic fibrosis lung 69

9 Cystic fibrosis and the family 75

10 Cystic fibrosis and school 85

11 Growing up with cystic fibrosis 93

12 Future therapies 99

13 Genetics of cystic fibrosis 105

14 Genetic counselling in cystic fibrosis 119

15 Survival 131

App. 1 Further reading 133

App. 2 Cystic fibrosis associations 135

App. 3 Glossary 141

Index 147

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