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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.

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781552977408
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Location:
Buffalo, NY
Author:
Kepron, Wayne
Subject:
Treatment
Subject:
Diseases - Respiratory
Subject:
Allied Health Services - Respiratory Therapy
Subject:
Diseases - Genetic
Subject:
Cystic fibrosis
Subject:
Cystic fibrosis -- Treatment.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Illnesses
Series:
Your personal health series
Series Volume:
108-147
Publication Date:
20040131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.74x6.42x.52 in. .53 lbs.

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Cystic Fibrosis: Surviving Childhood, Achieving Adulthood (Your Personal Health)
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Product details 160 pages Firefly Books Ltd - English 9781552977408 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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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