The Leeds Method of management

Practical information by specialists at the Leeds Unit on all aspects of cystic fibrosis.


An in depth and personal history of cystic fibrosis by Dr Jim Littlewood.


Practical information on treatment of cystic fibrosis.


Recent publications on Cystic Fibrosis

Welcome to Cystic Fibrosis Medicine. This dedicated website on cystic fibrosis has been developed to provide clinical information on all aspects of cystic fibrosis. The site is aimed at health care professionals, individuals with cystic fibrosis and their families.

Cystic Fibrosis Medicine is run by a clinical team responsible for the care of over 650 children and adults with cystic fibrosis. Many of the articles reflect the “Leeds Method of Management” which are presently being updated. For UK evidence based guidelines we would recommend visiting the UK CF Trust website.

Our objectives are to improve the standards of care of people with cystic fibrosis and to ensure free access to clinical information. The authors welcome constructive feedback and are always happy to hear from health care professionals who wish to contribute to the development of this site

Website developed by Daniel Peckham

Editor: Prof Daniel Peckham,  Dr Paul Whitaker, Dr Christine Etherington, Dr Ian Clifton, Dr Miles Denton, Dr James Littlewood, OBE, Mrs K Pollard, Mrs N Purcell, Dr Tim Lee.


Janice Abbott, Rosemary Ball, Helen Blyth, Ian Clifton, Helen Cunliffe, Andrea Dodds, Alistair Duff, Christine Etherington, Jean Firth, Lindsey Gillgrass, Caroline Harris, Jill Harris, Hilary Hobbs, Tracey Hughes, Gareth Huston, Julie Johnson, , Lianne Lund, Paddy McClean, Rachel Metcalfe, Noeleen McGinley, Mike Mansfield, Lindsey Knight, Linda Revell, Carol Sowerby, Leonie Shapiro, Sharon Willson, Jonathan Taylor, Helen White, Sue Wolfe, Sarah Wynne.

Drug information has been collated from several sources including Drug Data Sheets, the British National Formulary and the Leeds Formulary. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the text. However, by subscribing or use of Cystic Fibrosis Medicine you accept that the authors and developers shall not be held liable for errors in the contents or for damages, injuries or financial losses arising from the use of this web site. Cystic Fibrosis Medicine makes no warranties or representations as to the contents and assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions.

Although most side effects and drug interactions are included, some will inevitably have been left out. Management frequently differs between centres and users of Cystic Fibrosis Medicine are strongly advised to confirm the enclosed information with their local medical specialist and hospital pharmacist.
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