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Cystic fibrosis patients have access to a comprehensive program at The UVM Medical Center in Burlington, VT that takes a team approach to care and treatment.
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Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited condition that affects the lungs and digestive system. It is life-threatening and requires daily care. With advances in diagnosis & treatment, people with the condition are living longer, better lives.
Cystic Fibrosis is a condition where the cells that make mucus, sweat and digestive juices are thick and sticky instead of thin and slippery. These secretions end up blocking ducts, passageways and tubes, especially in the pancreas and lungs.
Due to its complex nature, it is best to get treatment at a center that specializes in Cystic Fibrosis. Each of our patients is scheduled for 4 visits per year. Routine care for our Cystic Fibrosis patients includes:
At the UVM Medical Center, we are members of the Northern New England Cystic Fibrosis Consortium. We participate in a variety of clinical trials to help with the discovery of new therapies. When you come to UVM Medical Center for diagnosis, our specialists evaluate the following symptoms of cystic fibrosis:
Based on your symptoms, our doctor may prescribe any of the following tests in order to diagnose Cystic Fibrosis:
The treatment options for cystic fibrosis at The University of Vermont Medical center include: