Co morbidity in a cystic fibrosis population attending a regional clinic

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/122649
Title:
Co morbidity in a cystic fibrosis population attending a regional clinic
Authors:
Healy, F; Mulloy, E; Peirce, TH; Mahony, MJ
Citation:
Irish Medical Journal Nov/Dec 2010
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
22-Feb-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/122649
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Pulmonary disease remains the major cause of morbidity in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). However, of 115 patients attending a regional CF clinic we noted 16 cases (14%) with co-morbid conditions. Of this group, 4 of 115 patients (3.5%) had renal problems including both structural and functional defects and 4 (3.5%) had neurological disorders, 3 of which were types of epilepsy. Notably, 3 of 115 patients (2.6%) had different forms of neoplasia, all of which required significant surgical and/or chemotherapeutic intervention. There is now increasing evidence of the association between digestive tract malignancy and CF, which further complicates management of these already complex cases.
Keywords:
CYSTIC FIBROSIS; RESPIRATORY DISORDER
Local subject classification:
PULMONARY DISEASE
Sponsors:
Reproduced with permission from Irish Medical Journal

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHealy, Fen
dc.contributor.authorMulloy, Een
dc.contributor.authorPeirce, THen
dc.contributor.authorMahony, MJen
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-22T14:25:10Z-
dc.date.available2011-02-22T14:25:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-02-22T14:25:10Z-
dc.identifier.citationIrish Medical Journal Nov/Dec 2010en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/122649-
dc.descriptionPulmonary disease remains the major cause of morbidity in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). However, of 115 patients attending a regional CF clinic we noted 16 cases (14%) with co-morbid conditions. Of this group, 4 of 115 patients (3.5%) had renal problems including both structural and functional defects and 4 (3.5%) had neurological disorders, 3 of which were types of epilepsy. Notably, 3 of 115 patients (2.6%) had different forms of neoplasia, all of which required significant surgical and/or chemotherapeutic intervention. There is now increasing evidence of the association between digestive tract malignancy and CF, which further complicates management of these already complex cases.en
dc.description.sponsorshipReproduced with permission from Irish Medical Journalen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectCYSTIC FIBROSISen
dc.subjectRESPIRATORY DISORDERen
dc.subject.otherPULMONARY DISEASEen
dc.titleCo morbidity in a cystic fibrosis population attending a regional clinicen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
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