Cystic fibrosis: what to expect now in the early adult years.

TitleCystic fibrosis: what to expect now in the early adult years.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsQuon, BS, Aitken, ML
JournalPaediatr Respir Rev
Volume13
Issue4
Pagination206-14
Date Published2012 Dec
ISSN1526-0550
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Age Factors, Child, Cystic Fibrosis, Humans, Young Adult
Abstract

As a testimony to advances in patient care, more individuals with cystic fibrosis are surviving into their adult years than ever before. The clinical epidemiology of this complex multi-organ disease is evolving and has changed dramatically over the past two to three decades. This article discusses the emergence of chronic disease-related co-morbidities such as CF-related diabetes, chronic kidney disease, bone disease, arthropathy, and depression. It also provides an overview of the many challenges confronted by adult CF care providers.

DOI10.1016/j.prrv.2012.03.005
Alternate JournalPaediatr Respir Rev
PubMed ID23069117