A systematic review of studies examining the rate of lung function decline in patients with cystic fibrosis.

@article{Harun2016ASR,
  title={A systematic review of studies examining the rate of lung function decline in patients with cystic fibrosis.},
  author={Sabariah Noor Harun and Claire Wainwright and Kerenaftali Klein and Stefanie Hennig},
  journal={Paediatric respiratory reviews},
  year={2016},
  volume={20},
  pages={55-66}
}
A systematic review was performed (i) to describe the reported overall rate of progression of CF lung disease quantified as FEV1%predicted decline with age, (ii) to summarise identified influencing risk factors and (iii) to review methods used to analyse CF lung disease progression data. A search of publications providing FEV1%predicted values over age was conducted in PUBMED and EMBASE. Baseline and rate of FEV1%predicted decline were summarised overall and by identified risk factors. Thirty… CONTINUE READING
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