Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Dr. Batross and Dr. Bhatnagar
Cystic Fibrosis, Pathophysiology, Lung Disease, Nursing
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a complex disease caused by an autosomal recessive gene mutation that results in the dysfunction of chloride transport proteins in epithelial tissues. The resultant highly viscous secretions can cause respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and reproductive complications. Although modern treatment has become more individually targeted and the average life expectancy has increased in recent years, no cure has been discovered. It affects over 80,000 people worldwide, with 30,000 affected individuals living in the United States alone. This poster aims to provide a brief overview of the pathophysiologic processes, treatment therapies, and nursing considerations for Cystic Fibrosis.
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Hutchison, India, "Cystic Fibrosis" (2022). Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN). 515.