Chapter 4.6. Adult Cystic Fibrosis

  1. Peter G. Gibson1,
  2. Michael Abramson2,
  3. Richard Wood-Baker3,
  4. Jimmy Volmink4,
  5. Michael Hensley5 and
  6. Ulrich Costabel6
  1. John Kolbe

Published Online: 25 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987377.ch29

Evidence-based Respiratory Medicine

Evidence-based Respiratory Medicine

How to Cite

Kolbe, J. (2005) Adult Cystic Fibrosis, in Evidence-based Respiratory Medicine (eds P. G. Gibson, M. Abramson, R. Wood-Baker, J. Volmink, M. Hensley and U. Costabel), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987377.ch29

Editor Information

  1. 1

    John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

  2. 2

    Monash University, Central & Eastern Clinical School, The Alfred, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  3. 3

    University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

  4. 4

    University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

  5. 5

    University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

  6. 6

    Ruhrlandklinik, Essen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 22 NOV 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727916051

Online ISBN: 9780470987377

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Keywords:

  • adult cystic fibrosis;
  • CF mutations;
  • airway clearance techniques;
  • exercise tolerance;
  • DNase

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epidemiology

  • Pathogenesis

  • Diagnosis

  • Management

  • Pharmacological correction of the underlying defect

  • Reduction in the mucus burden

  • Control of infection

  • Control of inflammation

  • Other treatments

  • Treatment of exacerbations