Management of stable CF lung disease

J. Alastair Innes

in Cystic Fibrosis

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ISBN: 9780199582709
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607563 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Respiratory Medicine Library

Management of stable CF lung disease

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• Aggressive treatment of specific lung infections improves prognosis • Eradication of new Pseudomonas infection slows progression • Nebulized DNase improves lung function in some patients • Azithromycin and nebulized tobramycin can reduce the burden of infective exacerbations and improve lung function • In advanced disease, oxygen and non-invasive ventilation may buy sufficient time for definitive treatment by lung transplantation.

Chapter.  5109 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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