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Are exercise programs an effective treatment for children with cystic fibrosis?

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posted on 21.01.2020, 00:00 authored by Sean LedgerSean Ledger, P Aurora
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetically inherited, autosomal recessive disease that is caused by a mutation in the gene encoding the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator protein. As a result of this deficit, multiple organs, primarily the lungs, pancreas and digestive system, become congested with thick, sticky mucus resulting in infections and inflammation. Despite advances in medical care, life expectancy remains shortened, with 85% of CF‑related deaths caused by lung disease [1]. Exercise capacity in this population may be limited by reduced lung function, nutritional status, metabolic deficits and peripheral muscle function.

History

Volume

10

Issue

5

Start Page

547

End Page

550

Number of Pages

4

eISSN

2044-9046

ISSN

2044-9038

Publisher

Future Medicine, UK

Additional Rights

Open Access Journals

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

Era Eligible

No

Journal

Clinical Practice