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What are the main causes of death for cf?

What are the main causes of death for cf?

Respiratory failure: respiratory infection leading to respiratory failure is one of the main causes of death in CF ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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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 is testing for CF on a fetus like?

What is testing for CF on a fetus like?

Blood test: First the mom is tested and if positive the father should be tested and a meeting with a genetic counselor should occur to discuss risks of CF on the baby and implications and choices. ...Read more

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Is waltussin CF safe for pregnant women?

Is waltussin CF safe for pregnant women?

Category C Meds: The components of this combination have been studied separately. They are rated b or c category which indicated there is no existing data showing any harm to baby during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Should i drink coffee while taking tussin cf?

Hepped up: F you drink your coffee black you might fel overly peppy.Thecombination may get you all hepped up. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is cystic fibrosis (c.F.)?

Progressive disease: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a progressive, lifelong condition in which the glands that produce mucus, sweat, and intestinal secretions do not function properly. Thick mucus accumulates in the lungs, leading to breathing difficulty and infection. CF also impairs digestion, and affected males are usually infertile. ...Read more

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What changes do parents have to make for raising a child with cf?

Significant ones: CF is a multisystem disease. Lungs can lose function and be infected without doing the right things. Nutrition and liver function can be affected if your child does not eat well or take his supplements and enzymes. You will need to make sure you are consistent with the care that your child's specialists and doctors recommend. This can lead to better health and less hospitalization for your child. ...Read more

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If you have vp shunt can CF fluid be present in your skin?

Generally no: A functioning vp shunt runs under your skin from you scalp to just the upper abdomen and empties into the peritoneal space in your abdomen. Shunt tubing could feasibly cause some local inflammation under the skin. A tubing leak at a connection is rare but could cause a local fluid collection. You should visit your dr to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about immunoreactive trypsin test for (cf) detect (cf) carriers ?

Can you tell me about immunoreactive trypsin test for (cf) detect (cf) carriers ?

High in carriers?: The CF screening test checks for a chemical made by the pancreas, an organ that helps with digestion. This chemical is called immunoreactive trypsinogen, or IRT. It is normally found in small amounts in the body. It can be elevated in patients with CF and in carriers who have normal sweat chloride tests ...Read more

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Is there anything anyone with CF can have done beside in-vitro to help them conceive a child?

Is there anything anyone with CF can have done beside in-vitro to help them conceive a child?

Maybe: Cystic fibrosis is a condition that may cause the blackage of the fallopian tubes and thus may inhibit normal fertility. CF however, has a wide variation in how it may impact each individual and may allow for normal conception. I have several patients that have conceived without any art. Ectopic pregnancy is a significant risk and genetic counseling is a must as this is an inhereted condition. ...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