Current and future treatment options for cystic fibrosis lung disease: latest evidence and clinical implications.

Abstract

Treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF) has conventionally targeted downstream consequences of the defect such as mucus plugging and infection. More recently, significant advances have been made in treating the root cause of the disease, namely a defective CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. This review summarizes current pulmonary treatment options and highlights advances in research and development of new therapies.

DOI: 10.1177/2040622316641352

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@article{Edmondson2016CurrentAF, title={Current and future treatment options for cystic fibrosis lung disease: latest evidence and clinical implications.}, author={Claire L Edmondson and Jane Davies}, journal={Therapeutic advances in chronic disease}, year={2016}, volume={7 3}, pages={170-83} }