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Cystic Fibrosis: Surviving Childhood, Achieving Adulthood (Your Personal Health)
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A comprehensive guide to cystic fibrosis including symptoms, diagnosis, complication arising from the disease, treatments (including lung transplants), transition to adulthood, current research (including gene therapy) and end-of-life issues.
Cystic fibrosis afflicts approximately 30,000 Americans. The average age of survival has been steadily increasing, but not quickly enough: a child born with cystic fibrosis today can only expect to live 35 to 40 years.
In this valuable new addition to the Your Personal Health series, Dr. Wayne Kepron offers a comprehensive look at the disease that afflicts so many young people. Topics include: Symptoms of cystic fibrosisMaking a diagnosisComplications of the diseaseTreatments (including lung transplants)Techniques and precautions in lung careTransition into adulthoodProspects for gene therapyEnd-of-life issues
Using diagrams, charts and case studies, Cystic Fibrosis is designed for patients, their families, and caregivers. It is both a quick reference guide and a tool for in-depth study.
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