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BIOL*1040 Chapter 10

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Kaelan Parker 0744523 BIOL*1080 Primary Article Summary: Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis The primary article “Clinical Findings and Lung Pathology in Children with Cystic Fibrosis” outlines and reports on an investigation done on children with Cystic Fibrosis. The investigation consisted of examining medical records of patients who had lung transplants. The medical records examined consisted of demographics, method of chest physiotherapy, pulmonary function tests, arterial blood gases, chest x-rays, and medications taken. All of the analyzing of these medical records was used to find commonalities that could prove useful to diagnosing Cystic Fibrosis. (American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2002) This all relates back to, and aids in methods of diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis. The article concludes that inflammation in the airways is a major indicator of Cystic Fibrosis. This information can be used to test the inflammation in airways of infants to test for CF or indicate CF. If there is a presence of inflammation in the airways of infants being tested, then some of the other methods of testing also highlighted in the article
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