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Management of Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is a chronic, progressive disease that primarily affects the respiratory and digestive systems. It is caused by a gene mutation leading to dysfunction of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein. While there is no cure for CF, the goals of treatment are to ease the severity of symptoms and slow the progress of the disease. Treatment options may include antibiotics, bronchodilators, mucolytics, and airway clearance techniques to manage respiratory symptoms, as well as pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy and nutritional support to manage digestive symptoms. Gene and small molecule-based treatments are being researched and may have more potential to halt disease progression. A multidisciplinary team of specialists is typically involved in the management of CF, including respiratory therapists, dietitians, and social workers

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Dr Siva Kumar Reddy
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Dr Siva Kumar Reddy

MD,DM,EDIC Senior Consultant and Director Department of Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Siva Kumar Reddy is a consultant at AIG Hospitals, Hyderabad, with 7 years of experience in the field of critical care medicine. He is one of the few physicians in India in the field of critical care medicine to have a DM qualification. He is an invited expert for demonstrations and lectures for major state and national ISCCM conferences. Dr. Siva’s areas of expertise includes ARDS, Sepsis management, Critical care ultrasound, Critical care nephrology.

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