Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-limiting, inherited condition that causes thick, sticky fluid to collect in the lungs. Patients with this disease may experience cough, increased mucus and nasal congestion, sinus pain and recurrent pneumonia.
At the Gunnar H. Esiason Cystic Fibrosis Center, part of the Atlantic Respiratory Institute, we provide early diagnosis and routine monitoring of CF, as well as aggressive pulmonary treatments to improve quality of life.
Diagnostic Tests for Cystic Fibrosis
Patients in our program may receive chest X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans and pulmonary function tests, or spirometry, to determine the presence of CF and the extent to which it has affected their respiratory system.
Cystic Fibrosis Treatment
The goal of most treatment plans is to manage symptoms and slow the progression of the disease. Antibiotics, inhaled medicines and oxygen therapy are often prescribed.
Pediatric Transition Program
Pediatric CF patients from Goryeb Children’s Hospital’s Respiratory Center for Children are seamlessly transferred to our adult program once they come of age. Both programs are nationally accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.