Improving the quality of life for Cystic Fibrosis patients
Lung Disease

Improving the quality of life for Cystic Fibrosis patients

Until relatively recently, the life expectancy of a Cystic Fibrosis patient barely passes 20 years old, this has now doubled to nearly 50 – but have we improved sufferer’s quality of life?

A large factor in patient’s quality of life is the medication they’re on: too many antibiotics could mean they become resistant to the drugs, or develop secondary issues such as kidney failure – not enough could mean lung infections. This can greatly affect patient’s lives as they spend more time sick in bed or in hospital, missing out on normal day to day lives, being treated for additional issues on top of the debilitating blow of CF.

This is why researcher Tiffany is investigating the optimal antibiotic doses for adult CF patients. With her research we could find better ways to administer these necessary drugs to ensure that patients are not just alive but are living life to the fullest.

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Published: June 11, 2019

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