What defines a pulmonary exacerbation? The perceptions of adults with cystic fibrosis.

@article{Abbott2009WhatDA,
  title={What defines a pulmonary exacerbation? The perceptions of adults with cystic fibrosis.},
  author={Janice Abbott and Andrew Holt and Anna E Hart and Alison M Morton and Louise Macdougall and Mark Pogson and Garry Milne and Helen C Rodgers and Steven Phillip Conway},
  journal={Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={356-9}
}
BACKGROUND There is no standardised definition of a pulmonary exacerbation in cystic fibrosis (CF). In attempting to achieve standardised criteria it is important to identify patient-reported indicators. METHODS Interviews were undertaken with 47 adults with CF. Participants were asked to report symptoms experienced during a pulmonary exacerbation in two ways: the first symptoms they become aware of, and how they subsequently recognised when they were improving. RESULTS A range of systemic… CONTINUE READING

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