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    Arthritis in Cystic Fibrosis

    Dear Editor,

    Professor Smyth describes the occurrence of non-specific arthritis in some patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) in her recent article on diagnosis and management of cystic fibrosis.[1] As a consequence of the increased life expectancy in CF, rheumatic diseases are more likely to be observed, particularly in older patients.[2]

    Two specific arthropathies are described in CF; an episodic arthriti...

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    More evidence is needed in the antibiotic treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonisation

    Dear Editor,

    In presenting various therapeutic approaches for the management of Cystic Fibrosis (CF), Smyth RL primarily considers evidence obtained from The Cochrane Library as either systematic reviews of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) or RCTs .[1] The antibiotic treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) when first isolated, is still an open question. When discussing this aspect, Smyth RL considers only the...

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