Treatment of the Hospitalized Cystic Fibrosis Patient

Treatment of the Hospitalized Cystic Fibrosis Patient

by David M. Orenstein
     
 

This up-to-the-minute single-source reference provides a complete overview of cystic fibrosis (CF) care for the hospitalized patient, assisting in the successful development of effective management approaches to many of the serious symptoms and complications associated with both the disease and its related long-term treatment effects.

Detailing the general

Overview

This up-to-the-minute single-source reference provides a complete overview of cystic fibrosis (CF) care for the hospitalized patient, assisting in the successful development of effective management approaches to many of the serious symptoms and complications associated with both the disease and its related long-term treatment effects.

Detailing the general principles for inpatient therapy, continued hospitalization, and terminal care, and optimal treatment of specific CF manifestations and complications, Treatment of the Hospitalized Cystic Fibrosis Patient offers the latest contributions on pertinent topics such as

  • antibiotic combinations and doses
  • pre- and post-lung transplant care
  • constipation and distal intestinal obstruction syndrome
  • complications of multilobular biliary cirrhosis
  • anti-inflammatory treatment
  • and much more!
    Written by internationally recognized experts and furnished with over 1000 literature citations, tables, figures, and photographs, this practical volume is invaluable for pulmonologists, physiologists, pediatricians, internists, chest physicians, gastroenterologists, transplant surgeons, respiratory therapists, and medical and graduate school students in these disciplines.
  • Editorial Reviews

    Doody's Review Service
    Reviewer: Margaret W. Leigh, MD (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine)
    Description: This unique book compiles the experiences of well-respected cystic fibrosis clinicians to comprehensively detail all aspects of care and management of hospitalized cystic fibrosis patients.
    Purpose: The book's purpose is to serve as a useful resource for cystic fibrosis caregivers and thereby improve care for cystic fibrosis patients. The prognosis for patients with this complex disease has improved steadily over the last 20-30 years with the development of successful treatment approaches. By organizing and disseminating these therapeutic approaches, this book should further improve the care and prognosis of these patients.
    Audience: This book is targeted for physicians and other health professionals involved in the care of cystic fibrosis patients, including pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, infectious disease specialists, surgeons, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, nutritionists, social workers, and nurses.
    Features: The text and numerous tables are structured to effectively highlight key points and enumerate treatment options. Specific recommendations are based on clinical studies that are appropriately referenced as well as on the personal experience of these clinicians.
    Assessment: This is a valuable and useful resource. Distributed throughout the book are many "clinical pearls of wisdom" that will be appreciated by medical students and residents as well as seasoned cystic fibrosis caregivers. More importantly, this well-structured book provides a guideline for the care of cystic fibrosis patients. No other consolidated, comprehensive resource is available.
    5 Stars! from Doody
    Margaret W. Leigh
    This unique book compiles the experiences of well-respected cystic fibrosis clinicians to comprehensively detail all aspects of care and management of hospitalized cystic fibrosis patients. The book's purpose is to serve as a useful resource for cystic fibrosis caregivers and thereby improve care for cystic fibrosis patients. The prognosis for patients with this complex disease has improved steadily over the last 20-30 years with the development of successful treatment approaches. By organizing and disseminating these therapeutic approaches, this book should further improve the care and prognosis of these patients. This book is targeted for physicians and other health professionals involved in the care of cystic fibrosis patients, including pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, infectious disease specialists, surgeons, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, nutritionists, social workers, and nurses. The text and numerous tables are structured to effectively highlight key points and enumerate treatment options. Specific recommendations are based on clinical studies that are appropriately referenced as well as on the personal experience of these clinicians. This is a valuable and useful resource. Distributed throughout the book are many ""clinical pearls of wisdom"" that will be appreciated by medical students and residents as well as seasoned cystic fibrosis caregivers. More importantly, this well-structured book provides a guideline for the care of cystic fibrosis patients. No other consolidated, comprehensive resource is available.
    Booknews
    A guide for practicing and student pulmonologists, physiologists, pediatricians, and other clinicians who encounter patients with the genetic disease. Details the general principles for inpatient therapy, continued hospitalization, terminal care, and the optimal treatment of specific manifestations and complications. Also considers such topics as antibiotic combinations and doses, care before and after lung transplants, constipation and distal intestinal obstruction syndrome, complications of multilobular biliary cirrhosis, and anti-inflammatory treatment. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780824795009
    Publisher:
    Taylor & Francis
    Publication date:
    09/28/1997
    Series:
    Lung Biology in Health and Disease Series, #109
    Edition description:
    New Edition
    Pages:
    472
    Product dimensions:
    6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.25(d)

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