Penelope Field

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Despite the importance of pulmonary exacerbations in CF in both clinical and research settings, both published evidence and consensus are lacking concerning the criteria used to define an exacerbation. The use of hospitalization as a surrogate measure presupposes uniformity among clinicians in diagnosis and treatment of exacerbations. Our aims were to(More)
OBJECTIVES A hospital admission for asthma represents an opportunity to address and improve asthma control. The aims of this study were to compare the ambulatory care of children admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) following a life-threatening asthma exacerbation with published guidelines of asthma management and to identify areas that could be(More)
BACKGROUND The pathogenesis of gut inflammation, bacterial dysbiosis and increased rates of malignancy in CF is unclear. Fecal M2-pyruvate kinase (M2-PK) is a biomarker indicative of cellular proliferation that may be raised in intestinal malignancy and inflammation. Biomarkers, including M2-PK, may be useful in assessing effects of novel therapies on the(More)
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