Dr Jennifer Taylor-Cousar (National Jewish Health, Denver, CO, USA) explores what we have learnt so far about how COVID-19 is effecting patients with cystic fibrosis.
1. What is the risk to cystic fibrosis patients from COVID-19 and what have we learned from reported cases so far? (0:07)
2. It seems that, to date, cystic fibrosis patients have only experienced mild symptoms. What do think is the reason for this? (1:08)
3. How are healthcare providers managing the routine care of patients with cystic fibrosis during the pandemic? (2:58)
4. If a cystic fibrosis patient has COVID-19, how does this impact on their day to day treatment? (3:36)
5. How can cystic fibrosis patients with COVID-19 avoid infecting other people while using non-invasive ventilation in a hospital setting? (4:26)
Speaker disclosure: Dr Taylor-Cousar has acted as a PI on studies for Vertex and Proteostasis; a consultant/advisor for Proteostasis, Santhera, 4DMT and Vertex; and a speaker for Vertex. She has also received grant funding from the CF Foundation; serves on the CF Foundation’s Clinical Research Executive Committee and Clinical Research Advisory Board; and is chair-elect of the ATS Clinical Problems Assembly Programming Committee.
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Filmed on Thursday 9 April 2020.
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