Atlanta ENT, Sinus & Allergy Associates provide professional medical Cystic Fibrosis services in two locations.
At the Druid Hills-Executive Park office allergy and medical care of patients with Cystic Fibrosis is provided by Dr. Lawrence McKean. For over fifteen (15) years Dr. McKean has been treating children and adults with Cystic Fibrosis.
Patients are seen every 3 months for regular check ups and to monitor lung function. Patients with acute exacerbations of pulmonary symptoms are seen in the office as needed.
Inpatient care for adult patients is provided at DeKalb Medical Center, with inpatient care for patients less than 21 years of age provided at the Egleston campus of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
At the Sandy Springs Office Dr. Tritt consults and treats patients with chronic sinus infections which have not resolved on extensive medical therapy. Since the 1980s Dr. Tritt has performed endoscopic sinus surgery for patients with Cystic Fibrosis who have failed extensive medical therapy. Sinus surgery is performed on an outpatient basis with medical care provided in coordination with Dr. McKean.
Due to the unique nature of problems exhibited by those individuals who have Cystic Fibrosis, at our offices you will find:
Attention to Universal Precautions
Hand Sanitizer in each examination room Individual scheduling protocol Availability of masks
Inpatient and Outpatient Care
Diagnostic Sweat Testing and Pulmonary Function Tests Coordination of care with other specialists involved in the patient's treatment plan Respiratory Care Nutritional Support Services Social Services Support Educational Support for patients and family members Latest treatment advances
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a multi-system genetic disorder that affects the lungs, sinuses, digestive tract and sweat glands. There are about 30,000 patients with CF in this country and over 700 in Georgia. The gene for CF has been identified and codes for a protein called CFTR that transports chloride ions across cell membranes in the affected organs. Defective CFTR function causes decreased clearing of mucous from the sinuses and lungs. This results in chronic infections in the lungs and sinuses. Defective CFTR function also results in plugging of the ducts of the pancreas in 85% of CF patients. The liver also can be affected. Current therapy for CF includes the use inhaled, oral and (when needed) intravenous medications to treat the chronic lung infections. The sinus infections are treated with oral and intranasal medications with the addition of surgery and/or intravenous antibiotics when needed. Patients with pancreatic insufficiency are given pancreatic enzymes with meals to help digest their food.
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