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Cystic fibrosis patients in Canada live nearly a decade longer than those in US, study finds

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1346 (Published 15 March 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j1346
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. Seattle

Patients in Canada who have cystic fibrosis live almost 10 years longer than their counterparts in the US, a study by Canadian and US researchers has found.1

They wrote in Annals of Internal Medicine, “The risk for death was consistently lower in Canada after accounting for several patient demographic and clinical factors and persisted in patients with severe clinical phenotypes.”

Lead author Anne L Stephenson, of St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, and colleagues reviewed data on 5941 patients who were followed on the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Registry …

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