Adult cystic fibrosis care in the 21st century

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2011.219

Authors

  • E. Garattini | garattini.elena@hsr.it Servizio di Pneumologia, Istituto Scientifico San Raffaele, Milano, Italy.
  • D. Bilton Department of Adult Cystic Fibrosis, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
  • G. Cremona Servizio di Pneumologia, Istituto Scientifico San Raffaele, Milano, Italy.
  • M. Hodson Department of Adult Cystic Fibrosis, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common autosomal recessive inherited disease of Caucasian populations. As a result of a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies there has been a dramatic increase in the life expectancy of patients with CF in the last decades and 50% of patients are now adults. This review will focus on the disease in adults and the provision of appropriate care. The complex care required to improve the survival and quality of life in the adult patients can best be provided in a dedicated adult cystic fibrosis unit. These units currently exist in many European countries, but more are needed in Italy.

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2015-12-10
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Keywords:
Cystic fibrosis, Survival, Adult centres
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How to Cite
Garattini, E., D. Bilton, G. Cremona, and M. Hodson. 2015. “Adult Cystic Fibrosis Care in the 21st Century”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 75 (3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2011.219.

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