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Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease$
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Sam H. Ahmedzai and Martin F. Muers

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780192631411

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.001.0001

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The management of cystic fibrosis

The management of cystic fibrosis

(p.391) Chapter 25 The management of cystic fibrosis
Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Sam H. Ahmedzai (Contributor Webpage)

Martin F. Muers

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the management of cystic fibrosis, a multisystem disorder characterised by chronic airway infection, malnutrition, and premature death. Management of late-stage disease may be complex and demanding, particularly for relatives, carers, and healthcare staff, to whom a patient may have become well known over many years. Some of the complications associated with cystic fibrosis that need a supportive care approach from a relatively early disease stage include respiratory failure, nutritional depletion, and psychological distress.

Keywords:   cystic fibrosis, airway infection, malnutrition, premature death, respiratory failure, psychological distress, disease management, supportive care

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