Flashcards in Cystic Fibrosis Deck (11):
How common is it to carry the CF gene?
1 in 25
What causes dry secretions in CF?
CFTR protein- altered ion transportation resulting in less H2O in lumen
Which mutations are common in CF?
Who gets a CF genetic test?
bronchiectasis under 40
Upper lobe bronchiectasis
Colonisation with staph
What are some difficulties of CF?
Complications can be rapid in onset
What are antibiotics for colonised staph aureus?
what are antibiotics for colonised pseudomonas?
How many antibiotics should be given?
what is OHPAT?
continuity of IV antibiotics at home
What drug targets G551D mutation?
(increased affect with grapefruit)