Sometimes, being the “squeaky wheel” is the only way to make a positive change.
Dr. James Chmiel shares new developments in drugs to reduce inflammation in the lungs and help prevent lung damage.
Before you can walk a mile in a person with CF's shoes, you have to put on a nebulizer.
Connie Richless, an adult CF nurse coordinator, has seen a lot of changes in her past 22 years of working with CF patients.
In the third plenary of NACFC, three guidelines authors announced the publication of guidelines for screening and treating depression and anxiety, and explained how the guidelines were developed. Read on for my thoughts.
Hear from John P. Clancy, M.D., the first plenary speaker at this year's NACFC, about recent advances in personalized medicine, which could allow clinicians to better tailor treatment to the individual with CF.
A well-performed and well-interpreted sweat test is the gold standard for accurately diagnosing cystic fibrosis. These guidelines were developed by consensus based on expert opinion and a review of the medical literature.
Successfully managing a chronic disease like cystic fibrosis means more than just taking medications. It requires trusting partnerships between people with CF and their families with their CF care teams to develop treatment plans that line up personal life goals with health goals.
Nutritional support is a vital component of care for patients with cystic fibrosis. These recommendations cover caloric intake, dosing for pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy, and monitoring growth in childhood and weight status in patients of all ages.