Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy

Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy
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ISSN: ISSN: 2157-7412

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Niels Nørskov-Lauritsen

Niels Nørskov-Lauritsen
Department of Clinical Microbiology, Aarhus University Hospital, 99 Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard, 8200 Aarhus N,

  • Review Article
    Transmission of Bacteria during Cystic Fibrosis Educational Programs
    Author(s): Niels Nørskov-Lauritsen and Peter Oluf SchiøtzNiels Nørskov-Lauritsen and Peter Oluf Schiøtz

    CF is a progressive, lethal disease characterized by mucous build-up in the airways and a continuous annual deterioration of lung function. The host inflammatory response is considered a central pathological feature and constitutes an important target for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug therapy. Airway obstruction and bacterial colonization may cause inflammation, or it may be attributable to dysfunction of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator. Educational programs for this group of patients increase the compliance and quality-of-life, but cystic fibrosis patients have been recommended to abstain from attendance for concerns of microbial cross infection. When guidelines for optimal hand and respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette are observed in professionally supervised CF educational programs, an increased risk of bacterial transmission has not been documente.. Read More»

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