Cystic Fibrosis: A Guide for Patient and Family / Edition 3

Cystic Fibrosis: A Guide for Patient and Family / Edition 3

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by David M. Orenstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0781741521

ISBN-13: 9780781741521

Pub. Date: 11/28/2003

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Designed specifically for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and their families, this clear and accessible resource explains the how and why behind the disease process, outlines the fundamentals of diagnosis and screening, and addresses the challenges of treatment for those living with CF.  See more details below

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Designed specifically for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and their families, this clear and accessible resource explains the how and why behind the disease process, outlines the fundamentals of diagnosis and screening, and addresses the challenges of treatment for those living with CF.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781741521
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
8.68(w) x 10.32(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents

Contributing Authors
Introduction
Preface
Acknowledgments
1The Basic Defect1
2Making the Diagnosis13
3The Respiratory System19
4The Gastrointestinal Tract77
5Other Systems97
6Nutrition107
7Hospitalization and Other Special Treatments131
8Transplantation149
9Daily Life189
10Exercise197
11Genetics213
12The Family227
13The Teenage Years235
14Cystic Fibrosis and Adulthood253
15Death and Cystic Fibrosis273
16Research and Future Treatments281
17The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation293
App. A: Glossary of Terms303
App. B: Medications309
Glossary of Drugs334
App. CAirway Clearance Techniques347
App. DSome High Calorie Recipes363
App. EThe History of Cystic Fibrosis373
App. F: Bibliography375
App. GCystic Fibrosis Care Centers in the United States377
App. HCystic Fibrosis Care Centers Worldwide419
Subject Index449

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Cystic Fibrosis: A Guide for Patient and Family 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
wcmomx4 More than 1 year ago
My daughter was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis five years ago. I was given the previous version of this book by another CF doctor. It has become my go to book for anything and everything that I need to know about CF. We now have the added bonus of having Dr. Orenstein as our Pediatric Pulmonologist. To say he is an outstanding doctor or person is an understatement. He genuinely cares about his CF patients and the work he does. His knowledge of CF and CF Care is unmatchable.

We love this book and we love Dr. O.
Guest More than 1 year ago
great guide to understand CF
Guest More than 1 year ago
The latest edtion of Dr. Orenstein's excellent handbook which guides individuals through the ever-changing world of Cystic Fibrosis. This is the number one resource for parents of a child who has been diagnosed with cf. Written by one of the best pediatric pulmonologists specializing in cystic fibrosis, in a lively, upbeat manner, this work gives hope as well as a wealth of information to individuals affected by this disorder. This book is written with ease of use in mind. A handy reference and a good read for anyone interested in this condition. Whether you are the parent of a newly-diagnosed child, the person with cf, or the professional looking for the best up-to-date source of medical information about cystic fibrosis available from a single text, you won't be disappointed with this book.