Inpatient care of the adult with an exacerbation of cystic fibrosis.

Abstract

Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) are living longer, albeit with chronic and progressive lung disease. Pulmonary exacerbations in CF are characterized by an increase in respiratory symptoms and a decrease in pulmonary function and gas exchange. Exacerbations that do not respond to outpatient management require hospitalization. Complications of CF can be… (More)

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@article{Elpern2001InpatientCO, title={Inpatient care of the adult with an exacerbation of cystic fibrosis.}, author={Ellen H Elpern and John Cheatham}, journal={AACN clinical issues}, year={2001}, volume={12 2}, pages={293-304} }