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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

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(p.391) Chapter 25 The management of cystic fibrosis
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Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease
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Sam H. Ahmedzai (Contributor Webpage)

Martin F. Muers

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.003.0025

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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