Supporting Patients With Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common lethal genetic disease in Caucasians.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common lethal genetic disease in Caucasians. Of the 70,000 individuals diagnosed with CF worldwide, about how many live in the United States?
CF is caused by an autosomal recessive mutation to the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator (CFTR) gene.
Which of the following is the range of prevalence of enamel defects in people with CF?
Absorption of nutrients is a challenge for patients with CF because of the thickened mucous lining of the intestinal tract combined with CFTR gene-mediated pancreatic insufficiency.
Which of the following should be the focus of preventive care for individuals with CF?
Patients with CF should also be exposed regularly to topical fluorides to strengthen tooth enamel.
Historically, nitrous oxide inhalation was contraindicated in patients with CF, but the medical community has rediscovered it as a helpful tool for managing anxiety and pain.
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