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What is prognosis for child with cf?

What is prognosis for child with cf?

Better than ever b4: Children diagnosed with CF now have many advantages over those diagnosed even a few years ago. Genetic testing, special aerosolized medications, aggressive treatment of infections with antibiotics and nutritional supplementation (fat soluble vitamins, enzymes, etc.) have all contributed to an increase in quality of life and longevity. CF patients commonly live into their 30s and 40s in the us. ...Read more

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Cystic Fibrosis (Definition)

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder of the lungs and digestive tract. It causes recurrent lung infections and inhibits growth in patients. Average life expectancy of patients with cystic fibrosis ...Read more


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What groups of people typically have the disease cf?

European Descent: CF is the most common inherited disease among caucasians, particularly those of northern european descent. The carrier rate is approximately 1 in 25 people. ...Read more

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What can be done for someone with CF, and b. cepacia?

What can be done for someone with CF, and b. cepacia?

B. Cepacia and CF: If you become colonized with B. cepacia,you will need to be more diligent than ever with the treatments you are already doing: Airway clearance, Bronchodilators, Mucolytics, and Nutrition.If the colonization turns into an infection,things get a bit trickier. B. cepacia is highly resistant to most antibiotics. So once you become infected it is hard to get rid of. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has CF what are some things I could do for her?

My girlfriend has CF what are some things I could do for her?

Flu shot each year: Influenza is potentially fatal to patients with cf. Protect your loved ones by getting a flu shot each year. ...Read more

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If my sister's child has cf, what are the chances that my child will have cf?

If my sister's child has cf, what are the chances that my child will have cf?

A worthy question: If this bothers you, have a test run to see if you are an asymptomatic carrier of the CF gene.(you have 50% risk of it) If not, you cannot have CF kids.If so, your spouse can be screened also.If he is not, no CF kids.If you both are, the risk would be the same as your sisters with 1/4 chance with each pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is bronchiectasis the same as cf ?

Is bronchiectasis the same as cf ?

No: Bronchiectasis= bronchi (airways);ectasis (dilated or stretched out). Bronchiectasis is a physical finding that can occur in many lung infections/conditions.Cystic fibrosis is medical condition with many features.It is inherited as a recessive genetic disease. There are abnormalities in the production of lung mucous that can lead to bronchiectasis over time. ...Read more

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Where in the us provides the best climate for CF patients?

Climate & CF: The best outcomes for CF related lung disease are with regular use of airway clearance therapies & inhaled medications, maintaining good nutritional status & closely monitoring for CF related complications at an accredited CF center. Climate will not make any significant difference if you are not doing your prescribed treatments & therapies. Good compliance with therapies will ensure best results. ...Read more

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What changes does a parent have to make for a child with cf?

What changes does a parent have to make for a child with cf?

Disease Management: There are a number of factors that need to be considered in raising a child with cf. These decisions also depend on the severity and manifestations of CF in the individual child. It is best to work with your pediatrician and/or pediatric pulmonologist to come up with a plan for how to provide the best preventative care as a team approach. ...Read more

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Does clear stretchy CF mean ovulation or just that I'm fertile?

Does clear stretchy CF mean ovulation or just that I'm fertile?

Ovulation: Clear stretchy mucus is a sign of ovulation, usually starting a day or two before ovulation and stopping soon afterwards. ...Read more

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Could you and your partner have to carry the same mutation of cf?

Could you and your partner have to carry the same mutation of cf?

Confusing question: There are tests to define the mutation carried by asymptomatic CF carriers.The majority carry the same mutation, delta f508, but there are many others. The variation on different possible pairings is felt responsible for differing expression of CF patterns. ...Read more

Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more