What’s Next in Cystic Fibrosis Healthcare?

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by Wendy Henderson |

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In this video from the UK’s Cystic Fibrosis Trust, CF patient Emma Lake asks “what’s next in cystic fibrosis healthcare?”.

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Dr. Janet Allen talks about the two types of factors that determine the care needed for a cystic fibrosis patient: internal and external factors. The internal factors refer to genetics and how they have affected each cystic fibrosis patient. The external factors are ways that the patient’s environment, lifestyle and economic background influence their condition. Addressing both the internal and external factors means that healthcare becomes more personalized.

In addition, Dr. Jeff Beeckman talks about clinical trials for cystic fibrosis medication and how new medications can be tested on patient’s cells in a lab to ensure it’s safe for patients to participate in the clinical trial.

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