Cystic Fibrosis

Author: Dr. Catherine Buckley Based on a simulation case discussion led by Dr. Michelle Hughes, let’s talk about Cystic fibrosis (CF) from an emergency medicine stand point. Briefly- CF is an autosomal recessive disease that is caused by mutations in the CFTR channel which prevents Cl- from being secreted. Without the normal levels of Cl-,


COPD is one of the more common respiratory issues we encounter in the ED. It affects approximately 5% of the US population and is the 3rd leading cause of death and 12th leading cause of morbidity in the US.