Dr. John Chovan, PhD., DNP, RN, CNP, CNS
Pathophysiology of Cystic Fibrosis, Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
The study of the physiological development causing or associating with disease or injury provides an opportunity to find pertinent, personalized medicine for patients. In this perspective, Cystic fibrosis (CF), one of the most common lethal genetic and complex disease was analyzed as a perfect example on how knowing a disease process to the molecular level and understanding how it affects the individuals can lead to successful health results. Recent researches in CF have demonstrated that tailor therapies based on genetic findings have been effective in extending life expectancy of CF fibrosis patients to late 30s or 50s. However, other factors including environmental, microbiological, socioeconomic as well as compliance with treatment can affect the natural history of the disease. Patients are then more empowered to choose not only to have children or not knowing the associated risks of CF but also on how to manage this disease by having a clear picture of its course.
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