Written by Dr. David Orenstein, director of one of the nation's leading CF centers, this one-of-a-kind guide offers clear explanations and real-world advice on cystic fibrosis and its management. Patients, families, and health care professionals ...
will find practical and reassuring information on day-to-day concerns--school, travel, exercise, nutrition, medication--as well as on physiological effects, treatments, complications, long-term issues, and the prospects for a cure.Updated and revised throughout, the Second Edition helps readers find the information they need quickly. Each chapter now begins a with a quick list, so the reader can know at a glance what topics are covered. The book also provides a handy glossary of terms ... a glossary of commonly prescribed drugs ... techniques for clearing the airway ... recipes new chapters on genetics, the basic cellular defect in cystic fibrosis, and cystic fibrosis and adulthood.