Document Detail

Pulmonary complications in adult patients with cystic fibrosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18195585     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Early diagnosis, treatments of acute exacerbations, and chronic therapies have all improved the lifespan of cystic fibrosis patients; however, the natural history remains one of worsening bronchiectasis and obstructive airways impairment. The progression of disease leads to eventual respiratory failure, but some will have other acute respiratory complications that require intervention. In this report, we review the most common life-threatening respiratory complications of cystic fibrosis, including pneumothorax, massive hemoptysis, and respiratory failure.
Antine Stenbit; Patrick A Flume
Related Documents :
14514945 - Altered tissue distribution in adults with cystic fibrosis.
14499785 - The natural history of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: a clinical histopathological s...
6614395 - Ferrokinetic and hematologic studies in cystic fibrosis patients.
8947325 - Effects of disulfiram on positron emission tomography and neuropsychological studies in...
18385175 - Slow breathing reduces sympathoexcitation in copd.
6923655 - Low-dose heparin in thoracic surgery: effect on blood coagulation and fibrinolysis system.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of the medical sciences     Volume:  335     ISSN:  0002-9629     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-15     Completed Date:  2008-03-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370506     Medline TA:  Am J Med Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Cystic Fibrosis / complications*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Hemoptysis / epidemiology,  etiology*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Pneumothorax / epidemiology,  etiology*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Respiratory Insufficiency / epidemiology,  etiology*,  physiopathology,  therapy

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Making the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis.
Next Document:  Common problems in critically ill obstetric patients, with an emphasis on pharmacotherapy.