Cystic Fibrosis in Children
Our program is also nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best pediatric pulmonology programs.
In 1993, the Pulmonology Division opened a Cystic Fibrosis Center to focus the resources of the Division, along with numerous ancillary services of the hospital, on this crippling disease. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disorder which affects approximately 30,000 Americans. Once considered a pediatric disease, new treatments and medications now enable children with cystic fibrosis to live well into adulthood.
To assist families who must cope with cystic fibrosis in infants and children, the Center has adopted the latest Cystic Fibrosis Family Education Program. This program, which is intended to assist patients and their families with the management of the disease, helps to improve the quality of life for all family members.
Cystic Fibrosis studies:
Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, is currently searching for participants to take part in a study related to children with cystic fibrosis. For more information, click here