Survival has improved dramatically in cystic fibrosis (CF), with a corresponding increase in patients who have multicomplex comorbidities, according to authors in Ireland and the UK.
In a comprehensive review published in La Presse Medicale, the authors provide a primer that covers both traditional CF comorbidities and, importantly, those emerging in an aging adult cohort.
Most CF patients receive care at specialized clinics from multidisciplinary teams, but primary care clinicians are also integral to wholistic CF care as they promote and support general good health practices.
PCPs also should be aware of health challenges unique to this population.
To find out what you know about CF comorbidities and approaches to treating them, take this brief quiz based on the review.
1. How does the risk of pneumothorax in patients with CF who previously had a pneumothorax compare with the risk in those who did not?
A. Far lower
B. Somewhat lower
C. About the same
D. Somewhat greater
E. Far greater
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