Specialists at the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Rush diagnose, treat and manage all aspects of cystic fibrosis in children and adults. They focus on preventive care and managing your symptoms and disease progression.
The center at Rush is one of three cystic fibrosis centers in the country to receive an award for outstanding partnership from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The center offers the following comprehensive cystic fibrosis services:
- Nutrition counseling
- Administering IV antibiotics, in the hospital or at home
- Aggressively treating pulmonary exacerbations and other illnesses
- Screening for newborns
- Sweat testing
- Genetic counseling
The center takes a team approach to care. Members of your care team meet at least once a week to discuss your treatment and make sure you get what you need to live a full life.