Challenges of providing care to adults with cystic fibrosis

Bell, Scott C. and Reid, David W. (2014) Challenges of providing care to adults with cystic fibrosis. European Respiratory Monograph, 64 64: 286-303. doi:10.1183/1025448x.10010513

Author Bell, Scott C.
Reid, David W.
Title Challenges of providing care to adults with cystic fibrosis
Journal name European Respiratory Monograph   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2075-6674
ISBN 978-1-84984-050-7
Publication date 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1183/1025448x.10010513
Open Access Status
Volume 64
Issue 64
Start page 286
End page 303
Total pages 18
Place of publication Lausanne, Switzerland
Publisher European Respiratory Society
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Subject 2740 Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
Abstract The number of adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) equals or exceeds that of children in many parts of the world. Consequently the size and number of adult centres has grown. In association with these increased numbers, the complexity of care of the adult has also increased. Emerging complications are commonplace and include diabetes, drug allergy and toxicity, difficulties with venous access and multiresistant infections. Strategies to enhance self-management require further evaluation in the setting of therapy requirements, which are increasingly complex. Planning for the provision of facilities and resources for the care of adults with CF, including training of multidisciplinary healthcare members, has been variable within and between countries. Novel models for the delivery of adult CF care may provide the opportunity to continue to deliver effective management to a rapidly growing population.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Bell, , Reid, D.W.acd b Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute, Herston, QLD, Australia c School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Chermside, QLD, Australia

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