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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

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Cystic Fibrosis (Definition)

A genetic disorder of the lungs and digestive tract. It causes recurrent lung infections and inhibits growth in patients and 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.)?

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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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

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I had CF scan on wed and doc called on thursday for me to come see him next thursday to discuss results.....He cancelled cystocopy .....Is this good?

Can't tell: Please call your doctor to let her know that you are anxious about the change in plans. If it were an urgent matter, you would have been called in immediately. ...Read more

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What does the manual clearing of mucus for children with PCD (or cf, which i've read is similar) involve? Is this something i would do daily at home?

What does the manual clearing of mucus for children with PCD (or cf, which i've read is similar) involve?  Is this something i would do daily at home?

Chest physiotherapy: Clearing mucus from the lung can be done by effective chest physiotherapy. There are vests available and valves which create pressure to help clear the mucus from the lung. One link that you may find useful is thevest.Com and also checking with the cff.Org for information. Prmg will rev records faxed to 8582599689. ...Read more

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You say its unlikly to get CF unless both parents are carriers but can it be possile at all if only 1 parent and other family members have it and pass?

You say its unlikly to get CF unless both parents are carriers but can it be possile at all if only 1 parent and other family members have it and pass?

Simple fact: You must get a CF gene from both biologic parents. If mom and an uncle are carriers, they need to have sex to pass the defective gene to a baby. It doesn't matter how many carriers are in a family, the only ones that matter are the parents of the potential baby.The chance of a spontaneous mutation in a single newborn to add to 1 parents carrier gene is less than 1/1,000,000. ...Read more

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Why is CF called "cystic" and "fibrosis"?

Old Days: Back in the "old days, " patients with CF would frequently die, and the autopsy findings of the lungs showed scarring ("fibrosis") and bubbles ("cysts, " "cystic"). Thus, it was called cystic fibrosis. We know much more now about this disease, but the old name stuck. ...Read more

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What are the risks concerning pregnancy in CF patients?

What are the risks concerning pregnancy in CF patients?

That depends...: I have seen CF patients carry pregnancy to full term. The risk is the same as for anyone with impaired lung function and/or malnutrition (very common problems in CF patients). You should discuss pregnancy with your CF provider, usually a lung doctor, and maybe also a specialist in high risk ob. They can discuss the the risks of pregnancy based on your specific health status. Good luck. ...Read more

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In 20w u/s,Dr told "bright bowel".Tested neg for CF,Down syn,infections.What is causing this.how to protect my baby?I am worried!

In 20w u/s,Dr told "bright bowel".Tested neg for CF,Down syn,infections.What is causing this.how to protect my baby?I am worried!

Echogenic bowel: Bright bowel or Echogenic fetal bowel can be an isolated finding in 70 % cases. But also associated with trisomy 21, cystic fibrosis, IUGR, CMV Infections, infra amniotic heamorrhages . Your doc might send you for Genetic counseling , get TORCH serology. ...Read more

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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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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?

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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Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more