Lung Disease Evident in CF Patients in Study Despite ‘Normal’ Lung Function

Lung Disease Evident in CF Patients in Study Despite ‘Normal’ Lung Function

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Lung Disease Evident in CF Patients in Study Despite ‘Normal’ Lung Function

Signs of lung disease were evident in most cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with normal lung function in a small study, and related with a higher number of pulmonary exacerbations and longer antibiotic use. These findings, based on a mix of lung health measures, indicate that such disease can precede changes in pulmonary function, and highlight the importance of early screening to prevent CF progression, its researchers said. The study, “How abnormal is the normal? Clinical characteristics…

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