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Association Between Lung Function and Quality of Life in Cystic Fibrosis

Dear WikiCF members:  The degree to which your lungs are able to function is an important factor in determining the status of cystic fibrosis and health-related quality of life. Studies have shown that patients with better forced expiratory volume (in other words,…

Cystic Fibrosis Medicine. Free access to clinical information

Cystic Fibrosis Medicine is a dedicated website on cystic fibrosis. It has been developed by the Leeds Regional Adult and Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis Units to provide clinical information on all aspects of cystic fibrosis. The site is aimed at health…

What is Cystic Fibrosis: a summary

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) or mucoviscidose is the most common life threatening inherited disease in Europe and Caucasian people. Sticky mucus blocks the respiratory and digestive system.  CF is yet an incurable disease. But early diagnosis, regular follow-up by a multidisciplinary team…

Epidemiology

Cystic fibrosis is the most common life-limiting autosomal recessive disease among people of European heritage. Recent European surveys by CF Europe and studies based on the European CF Patient Registry revealed nearly 50.000 people living with CF in Europe, but this…

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