Recent advances in cystic fibrosis

Paediatr Respir Rev. 2008 Jun;9(2):144-8. doi: 10.1016/j.prrv.2008.01.004. Epub 2008 May 12.


Considerable advances in cystic fibrosis (CF) research have translated into improved patient care, reflected by a continuing trend of improving life expectancy in CF patients. This review summarises some of the major findings of CF research that have occurred in the past year. The review specifically focuses on those developments that have direct implications for patient care or those in which clinical trials suggest benefits that may impact on the treatment of CF patients in the near future.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research / methods*
  • Cystic Fibrosis* / diagnosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis* / etiology
  • Cystic Fibrosis* / therapy
  • Humans
  • Prognosis
  • Pulmonary Medicine / methods*