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Supporting Patients With Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common lethal genetic disease in Caucasians.

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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?

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CF is caused by an autosomal recessive mutation to the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator (CFTR) gene.

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Which of the following is the range of prevalence of enamel defects in people with CF?

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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.

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Which of the following should be the focus of preventive care for individuals with CF?

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Patients with CF should also be exposed regularly to topical fluorides to strengthen tooth enamel.

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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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