Cystic Fibrosis PDF Free Download
|Author||Wayne Kepron MD FRCPC|
|File size||4.3 MB|
Cystic fibrosis afflicts approximately 30000 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 fibrosis
Making a diagnosis
Complications of the disease
Treatments (including lung transplants)
Techniques and precautions in lung care
Transition into adulthood
Prospects for gene therapy
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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