Cystic fibrosis

Increasing CF survival age may impact care

Thursday, 19 Mar 2015

The number of people with cystic fibrosis living into adulthood is expected to increase 75% by 2025, a life expectancy forecast shows.

While this is clearly good news it could have an impact on patient care, say the researchers from Cochin Hospital in Paris in their paper published in the European Respiratory Journal.  

“We are now concerned that there are insufficient specialist centres to provide optimal care to adults with the disease.”

Healthcare systems will need to adapt to this change, particularly in countries with less well-established adult services,” they wrote.

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