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October 1972

Guide to Drug Therapy in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis.

Author Affiliations

Philadelphia

 

Edited by Nancy N Huang, MD; consultant editors, Paul A di Sant'Agnese, MD, Harry Shwachman, MD, and Victor C Vaughan, III, MD. Price, free. Pp 128. The National Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation, 3379 Peachtree Rd, NE, Atlanta 30326, 1972.

Am J Dis Child. 1972;124(4):614. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110160152029

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Abstract

This valuable guide is a series of 19 minimonographs dealing with various aspects of the treatment of patients with cystic fibrosis, ranging from antibiotic therapy to the use of vaccines. Each of the 25 contributors is either a director of a cystic fibrosis clinic or is associated with one in a consultant capacity. Since the basic cause of cystic fibrosis is yet unknown, and treatment to date has been of necessity supportive and concerned with the secondary complications of the disease, no absolute answer to the many questions pertaining to drug therapy can be provided. The sections reflect the personal opinions of each of the contributors with the influence of the editor, Dr. Huang, with her considerable experience evident throughout. Drug dosages and schedules of administration are very well detailed and the references to support their use are current. The antibiotic therapy section, in particular, is well done. Several minor

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