Author Archives: Magdalena Kegel

Infections May Increase CF Patients’ Risk of Death in Lung Transplant Surgeries

A recent Dutch study found preoperative infection or inflammation to be associated with worse outcomes in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients undergoing lung transplantation surgery. This finding might help clinicians better estimate risk before such surgery. The study, titled “Pretransplant HRCT Characteristics Are Associated with Worse Outcome of Lung Transplantation for Cystic Fibrosis Patients,“…

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Don’t Overlook Emotional Wellness When Dealing With Chronic Illness

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Living with a chronic illness can affect emotional wellness, writes columnist Lara Govendo, who offers up some ideas for managing both.

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