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Cystic Fibrosis: Recent Successes Present New ChallengesCystic Fibrosis: Recent Successes Present New Challenges

Joseph M. Pilewski, MD; and Darren B. Taichman, MD, PhD, Executive Deputy Editor
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From University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Disclosures: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M14-1534.

Requests for Single Reprints: Joseph M. Pilewski, MD, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Medicine, PACCM Division, NW 628 MUH, 3459 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Pilewski: University of Pittsburgh, Department of Medicine, PACCM Division, NW 628 MUH, 3459 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Dr. Taichman: American College of Physicians, 190 N. Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106.


Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(4):298-299. doi:10.7326/M14-1534
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Remarkable progress has been made in the care and survival of patients with cystic fibrosis. In this issue, MacKenzie and colleagues project survival for children born and diagnosed with cystic fibrosis in 2010. The editorialists discuss the study and applaud the advances made in cystic fibrosis care but caution that continued progress will not be simple or inexpensive.

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