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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Invasive diagnostic procedure for children with cystic fibrosis does not improve outcomes

Compared to a standard diagnostic procedure, infants with cystic fibrosis who received treatment based on a diagnostic procedure involving obtaining and culturing fluid samples from the lungs did not have a lower prevalence of lung-damaging infection or structural lung injury at 5 years of age, according to a study in the July 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read the full release.

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