Cystic Fibrosis by Ann Harris

Cystic Fibrosis

byAnn Harris, Anne Thomson

Paperback | October 15, 2008

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Cystic Fibrosis: The Facts provides a much needed simple and understandable source book about this disease. It is aimed at those living with the Cystic Fibrosis (CF), either themselves or members of their families or their friends. The book explains clearly what is happening to the body in CF, what causes it and what treatment options are available for the different aspects of the disease. There are more detailed chapters for those wanting to find out about the genetics of the disease and specific aspects such as how itaffects life choices and employment. It looks to the future in terms of potential new therapies for CF and provides useful information on organizations that can provide help and further information across those areas of the world where the disease is prevalent.

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Ann Harris is Director of the Human Molecular Genetics Programme at the Children's Memorial Research Centre in Chicago, USA. Anne Thomson is Director of the Oxford Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis Centre at Oxford Children's Hospital in Oxford, UK.
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Title:Cystic FibrosisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.39 inPublished:October 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199295808

ISBN - 13:9780199295807

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Table of Contents

1. Making the diagnosis2. How cystic fibrosis affects the lungs3. How Cystic fibrosis affects the digestive system4. How cystic fibrosis affects other organs5. The cystic fibrosis team6. Daily treatment7. Nutrition in Cystic fibrosis8. Management of care9. Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other infections10. Cystic fibrosis and school11. Growing up with Cystic fibrosis12. CF and the family13. Future therapies14. Genetics of Cystic fibrosis15. Genetic counselling and CF16. Further information sources