Cystic Fibrosis: An autosomal recessive genetic disease of the EXOCRINE GLANDS. It is caused by mutations in the gene encoding the CYSTIC FIBROSIS TRANSMEMBRANE CONDUCTANCE REGULATOR expressed in several organs including the LUNG, the PANCREAS, the BILIARY SYSTEM, and the SWEAT GLANDS. Cystic fibrosis is characterized by epithelial secretory dysfunction associated with ductal obstruction resulting in AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION; chronic RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS; PANCREATIC INSUFFICIENCY; maldigestion; salt depletion; and HEAT PROSTRATION.Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator: A chloride channel that regulates secretion in many exocrine tissues. Abnormalities in the CFTR gene have been shown to cause cystic fibrosis. (Hum Genet 1994;93(4):364-8)Fibrosis: Any pathological condition where fibrous connective tissue invades any organ, usually as a consequence of inflammation or other injury.Pseudomonas Infections: Infections with bacteria of the genus PSEUDOMONAS.Pseudomonas aeruginosa: A species of gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped bacteria commonly isolated from clinical specimens (wound, burn, and urinary tract infections). It is also found widely distributed in soil and water. P. aeruginosa is a major agent of nosocomial infection.Sweat: The fluid excreted by the SWEAT GLANDS. It consists of water containing sodium chloride, phosphate, urea, ammonia, and other waste products.Sputum: Material coughed up from the lungs and expectorated via the mouth. It contains MUCUS, cellular debris, and microorganisms. It may also contain blood or pus.Mice, Inbred CFTR: A strain of mice widely studied as a model for cystic fibrosis. These mice are generated from embryonic stem cells in which the CFTR (cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator) gene is inactivated by gene targeting. As a result, all mice have one copy of this altered gene in all their tissues. Mice homozygous for the disrupted gene exhibit many features common to young cystic fibrosis patients, including failure to thrive, meconium ileus, and alteration of mucous and serous glands.Burkholderia Infections: Infections with bacteria of the genus BURKHOLDERIA.Burkholderia cepacia: A species of BURKHOLDERIA considered to be an opportunistic human pathogen. It has been associated with various types of infections of nosocomial origin.Chlorides: Inorganic compounds derived from hydrochloric acid that contain the Cl- ion.Endomyocardial Fibrosis: A condition characterized by the thickening of the ventricular ENDOCARDIUM and subendocardium (MYOCARDIUM), seen mostly in children and young adults in the TROPICAL CLIMATE. The fibrous tissue extends from the apex toward and often involves the HEART VALVES causing restrictive blood flow into the respective ventricles (CARDIOMYOPATHY, RESTRICTIVE).Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A common interstitial lung disease of unknown etiology, usually occurring between 50-70 years of age. Clinically, it is characterized by an insidious onset of breathlessness with exertion and a nonproductive cough, leading to progressive DYSPNEA. Pathological features show scant interstitial inflammation, patchy collagen fibrosis, prominent fibroblast proliferation foci, and microscopic honeycomb change.Lung: Either of the pair of organs occupying the cavity of the thorax that effect the aeration of the blood.Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency: A malabsorption condition resulting from greater than 10% reduction in the secretion of pancreatic digestive enzymes (LIPASE; PROTEASES; and AMYLASE) by the EXOCRINE PANCREAS into the DUODENUM. This condition is often associated with CYSTIC FIBROSIS and with chronic PANCREATITIS.Liver Cirrhosis: Liver disease in which the normal microcirculation, the gross vascular anatomy, and the hepatic architecture have been variably destroyed and altered with fibrous septa surrounding regenerated or regenerating parenchymal nodules.Chloride Channels: Cell membrane glycoproteins that form channels to selectively pass chloride ions. Nonselective blockers include FENAMATES; ETHACRYNIC ACID; and TAMOXIFEN.Respiratory Mucosa: The mucous membrane lining the RESPIRATORY TRACT, including the NASAL CAVITY; the LARYNX; the TRACHEA; and the BRONCHI tree. The respiratory mucosa consists of various types of epithelial cells ranging from ciliated columnar to simple squamous, mucous GOBLET CELLS, and glands containing both mucous and serous cells.Tobramycin: An aminoglycoside, broad-spectrum antibiotic produced by Streptomyces tenebrarius. It is effective against gram-negative bacteria, especially the PSEUDOMONAS species. It is a 10% component of the antibiotic complex, NEBRAMYCIN, produced by the same species.Nasal Mucosa: The mucous lining of the NASAL CAVITY, including lining of the nostril (vestibule) and the OLFACTORY MUCOSA. Nasal mucosa consists of ciliated cells, GOBLET CELLS, brush cells, small granule cells, basal cells (STEM CELLS) and glands containing both mucous and serous cells.Pancreatin: A mammalian pancreatic extract composed of enzymes with protease, amylase and lipase activities. It is used as a digestant in pancreatic malfunction.Neonatal Screening: The identification of selected parameters in newborn infants by various tests, examinations, or other procedures. Screening may be performed by clinical or laboratory measures. A screening test is designed to sort out healthy neonates (INFANT, NEWBORN) from those not well, but the screening test is not intended as a diagnostic device, rather instead as epidemiologic.Forced Expiratory Volume: Measure of the maximum amount of air that can be expelled in a given number of seconds during a FORCED VITAL CAPACITY determination . It is usually given as FEV followed by a subscript indicating the number of seconds over which the measurement is made, although it is sometimes given as a percentage of forced vital capacity.Retroperitoneal Fibrosis: A slowly progressive condition of unknown etiology, characterized by deposition of fibrous tissue in the retroperitoneal space compressing the ureters, great vessels, bile duct, and other structures. When associated with abdominal aortic aneurysm, it may be called chronic periaortitis or inflammatory perianeurysmal fibrosis.Burkholderia cepacia complex: A group of phenotypically similar but genotypically distinct species (genomovars) in the genus BURKHOLDERIA. They are found in water, soil, and the rhizosphere of crop plants. They can act as opportunistic human pathogens and as plant growth promoting and biocontrol agents.Respiratory Function Tests: Measurement of the various processes involved in the act of respiration: inspiration, expiration, oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange, lung volume and compliance, etc.Pancreatic Extracts: Extracts prepared from pancreatic tissue that may contain the pancreatic enzymes or other specific uncharacterized factors or proteins with specific activities. PANCREATIN is a specific extract containing digestive enzymes and used to treat pancreatic insufficiency.Respiratory System: The tubular and cavernous organs and structures, by means of which pulmonary ventilation and gas exchange between ambient air and the blood are brought about.Bronchiectasis: Persistent abnormal dilatation of the bronchi.Mutation: Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.Lung Diseases: Pathological processes involving any part of the LUNG.Epithelial Cells: Cells that line the inner and outer surfaces of the body by forming cellular layers (EPITHELIUM) or masses. Epithelial cells lining the SKIN; the MOUTH; the NOSE; and the ANAL CANAL derive from ectoderm; those lining the RESPIRATORY SYSTEM and the DIGESTIVE SYSTEM derive from endoderm; others (CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM and LYMPHATIC SYSTEM) derive from mesoderm. Epithelial cells can be classified mainly by cell shape and function into squamous, glandular and transitional epithelial cells.Bronchi: The larger air passages of the lungs arising from the terminal bifurcation of the TRACHEA. They include the largest two primary bronchi which branch out into secondary bronchi, and tertiary bronchi which extend into BRONCHIOLES and PULMONARY ALVEOLI.Lung Transplantation: The transference of either one or both of the lungs from one human or animal to another.Mucus: The viscous secretion of mucous membranes. It contains mucin, white blood cells, water, inorganic salts, and exfoliated cells.Anti-Bacterial Agents: Substances that reduce the growth or reproduction of BACTERIA.Heterozygote Detection: Identification of genetic carriers for a given trait.Meconium: The thick green-to-black mucilaginous material found in the intestines of a full-term fetus. It consists of secretions of the INTESTINAL GLANDS; BILE PIGMENTS; FATTY ACIDS; AMNIOTIC FLUID; and intrauterine debris. It constitutes the first stools passed by a newborn.Expectorants: Agents that increase mucous excretion. Mucolytic agents, that is drugs that liquefy mucous secretions, are also included here.Alginates: Salts of alginic acid that are extracted from marine kelp and used to make dental impressions and as absorbent material for surgical dressings.Bleomycin: A complex of related glycopeptide antibiotics from Streptomyces verticillus consisting of bleomycin A2 and B2. It inhibits DNA metabolism and is used as an antineoplastic, especially for solid tumors.Pancrelipase: A preparation of hog pancreatic enzymes standardized for lipase content.Trachea: The cartilaginous and membranous tube descending from the larynx and branching into the right and left main bronchi.Achromobacter denitrificans: The type species of gram negative, aerobic bacteria in the genus ACHROMOBACTER. Previously in the genus ALCALIGENES, the classification and nomenclature of this species has been frequently emended. The two subspecies, Achromobacter xylosoxidans subsp. denitrificans and Achromobacter xylosoxidans subsp. xylosoxidans are associated with infections.Mucociliary Clearance: A non-specific host defense mechanism that removes MUCUS and other material from the LUNGS by ciliary and secretory activity of the tracheobronchial submucosal glands. It is measured in vivo as mucus transfer, ciliary beat frequency, and clearance of radioactive tracers.Burkholderia cenocepacia: A species of gram-negative bacteria that causes disease in plants. It is found commonly in the environment and is an opportunistic pathogen in humans.Sweat Glands: Sweat-producing structures that are embedded in the DERMIS. Each gland consists of a single tube, a coiled body, and a superficial duct.Disease Models, Animal: Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.Aminophenols: Phenols substituted in any position by an amino group.Aspergillosis, Allergic Bronchopulmonary: Hypersensitivity reaction (ALLERGIC REACTION) to fungus ASPERGILLUS in an individual with long-standing BRONCHIAL ASTHMA. It is characterized by pulmonary infiltrates, EOSINOPHILIA, elevated serum IMMUNOGLOBULIN E, and skin reactivity to Aspergillus antigen.Ion Transport: The movement of ions across energy-transducing cell membranes. Transport can be active, passive or facilitated. Ions may travel by themselves (uniport), or as a group of two or more ions in the same (symport) or opposite (antiport) directions.Leukocyte Elastase: An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of proteins, including elastin. It cleaves preferentially bonds at the carboxyl side of Ala and Val, with greater specificity for Ala. EC 3.4.21.37.Oral Submucous FibrosisVital Capacity: The volume of air that is exhaled by a maximal expiration following a maximal inspiration.Phenotype: The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.Cell Line: Established cell cultures that have the potential to propagate indefinitely.Respiratory Tract Infections: Invasion of the host RESPIRATORY SYSTEM by microorganisms, usually leading to pathological processes or diseases.Liver Cirrhosis, Experimental: Experimentally induced chronic injuries to the parenchymal cells in the liver to achieve a model for LIVER CIRRHOSIS.Genotype: The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.Amiloride: A pyrazine compound inhibiting SODIUM reabsorption through SODIUM CHANNELS in renal EPITHELIAL CELLS. This inhibition creates a negative potential in the luminal membranes of principal cells, located in the distal convoluted tubule and collecting duct. Negative potential reduces secretion of potassium and hydrogen ions. Amiloride is used in conjunction with DIURETICS to spare POTASSIUM loss. (From Gilman et al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 9th ed, p705)Administration, Inhalation: The administration of drugs by the respiratory route. It includes insufflation into the respiratory tract.Genetic Testing: Detection of a MUTATION; GENOTYPE; KARYOTYPE; or specific ALLELES associated with genetic traits, heritable diseases, or predisposition to a disease, or that may lead to the disease in descendants. It includes prenatal genetic testing.Epithelium: One or more layers of EPITHELIAL CELLS, supported by the basal lamina, which covers the inner or outer surfaces of the body.Drainage, Postural: A rehabilitation therapy for removal of copious mucus secretion from the lung of patients with diseases such as CHRONIC BRONCHITIS; BRONCHIECTASIS; PULMONARY ABSCESS; or CYSTIC FIBROSIS. The patient's head is placed in a downward incline (so the TRACHEA is inferior to the affected area) for 15- to 20-minute sessions.Cells, Cultured: Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.Hexuronic Acids: Term used to designate tetrahydroxy aldehydic acids obtained by oxidation of hexose sugars, i.e. glucuronic acid, galacturonic acid, etc. Historically, the name hexuronic acid was originally given to ascorbic acid.Colistin: Cyclic polypeptide antibiotic from Bacillus colistinus. It is composed of Polymyxins E1 and E2 (or Colistins A, B, and C) which act as detergents on cell membranes. Colistin is less toxic than Polymyxin B, but otherwise similar; the methanesulfonate is used orally.Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: A species of STENOTROPHOMONAS, formerly called Xanthomonas maltophilia, which reduces nitrate. It is a cause of hospital-acquired ocular and lung infections, especially in those patients with cystic fibrosis and those who are immunosuppressed.Glucuronic Acid: A sugar acid formed by the oxidation of the C-6 carbon of GLUCOSE. In addition to being a key intermediate metabolite of the uronic acid pathway, glucuronic acid also plays a role in the detoxification of certain drugs and toxins by conjugating with them to form GLUCURONIDES.Hydroxyproline: A hydroxylated form of the imino acid proline. A deficiency in ASCORBIC ACID can result in impaired hydroxyproline formation.Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Exocrine Glands: Glands of external secretion that release its secretions to the body's cavities, organs, or surface, through a duct.Molecular Sequence Data: Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.Mucins: High molecular weight mucoproteins that protect the surface of EPITHELIAL CELLS by providing a barrier to particulate matter and microorganisms. Membrane-anchored mucins may have additional roles concerned with protein interactions at the cell surface.Burkholderia: A genus of gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped bacteria. Organisms in this genus had originally been classified as members of the PSEUDOMONAS genus but overwhelming biochemical and chemical findings indicated the need to separate them from other Pseudomonas species, and hence, this new genus was created.Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid: Washing liquid obtained from irrigation of the lung, including the BRONCHI and the PULMONARY ALVEOLI. It is generally used to assess biochemical, inflammatory, or infection status of the lung.Colforsin: Potent activator of the adenylate cyclase system and the biosynthesis of cyclic AMP. From the plant COLEUS FORSKOHLII. Has antihypertensive, positive inotropic, platelet aggregation inhibitory, and smooth muscle relaxant activities; also lowers intraocular pressure and promotes release of hormones from the pituitary gland.Respiratory Therapy: Care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system. It includes the therapeutic use of medical gases and their administrative apparatus, environmental control systems, humidification, aerosols, ventilatory support, bronchopulmonary drainage and exercise, respiratory rehabilitation, assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and maintenance of natural, artificial, and mechanical airways.Hepatic Stellate Cells: Perisinusoidal cells of the liver, located in the space of Disse between HEPATOCYTES and sinusoidal endothelial cells.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Mice, Inbred C57BLMembrane Proteins: Proteins which are found in membranes including cellular and intracellular membranes. They consist of two types, peripheral and integral proteins. They include most membrane-associated enzymes, antigenic proteins, transport proteins, and drug, hormone, and lectin receptors.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Ureteral Obstruction: Blockage in any part of the URETER causing obstruction of urine flow from the kidney to the URINARY BLADDER. The obstruction may be congenital, acquired, unilateral, bilateral, complete, partial, acute, or chronic. Depending on the degree and duration of the obstruction, clinical features vary greatly such as HYDRONEPHROSIS and obstructive nephropathy.Trypsinogen: The inactive proenzyme of trypsin secreted by the pancreas, activated in the duodenum via cleavage by enteropeptidase. (Stedman, 25th ed)Polymerase Chain Reaction: In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules, annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences, and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient, specific, and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis, detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens, mutation analysis, genetic testing, DNA sequencing, and analyzing evolutionary relationships.Cyclic AMP: An adenine nucleotide containing one phosphate group which is esterified to both the 3'- and 5'-positions of the sugar moiety. It is a second messenger and a key intracellular regulator, functioning as a mediator of activity for a number of hormones, including epinephrine, glucagon, and ACTH.Bicarbonates: Inorganic salts that contain the -HCO3 radical. They are an important factor in determining the pH of the blood and the concentration of bicarbonate ions is regulated by the kidney. Levels in the blood are an index of the alkali reserve or buffering capacity.Myofibroblasts: Spindle-shaped cells with characteristic CONTRACTILE PROTEINS and structures that contribute to the WOUND HEALING process. They occur in GRANULATION TISSUE and also in pathological processes such as FIBROSIS.Genetic Counseling: An educational process that provides information and advice to individuals or families about a genetic condition that may affect them. The purpose is to help individuals make informed decisions about marriage, reproduction, and other health management issues based on information about the genetic disease, the available diagnostic tests, and management programs. Psychosocial support is usually offered.Transforming Growth Factor beta: A factor synthesized in a wide variety of tissues. It acts synergistically with TGF-alpha in inducing phenotypic transformation and can also act as a negative autocrine growth factor. TGF-beta has a potential role in embryonal development, cellular differentiation, hormone secretion, and immune function. TGF-beta is found mostly as homodimer forms of separate gene products TGF-beta1, TGF-beta2 or TGF-beta3. Heterodimers composed of TGF-beta1 and 2 (TGF-beta1.2) or of TGF-beta2 and 3 (TGF-beta2.3) have been isolated. The TGF-beta proteins are synthesized as precursor proteins.Heterozygote: An individual having different alleles at one or more loci regarding a specific character.RNA, Messenger: RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.Biopsy: Removal and pathologic examination of specimens in the form of small pieces of tissue from the living body.Bronchopneumonia: Inflammation of the lung parenchyma that is associated with BRONCHITIS, usually involving lobular areas from TERMINAL BRONCHIOLES to the PULMONARY ALVEOLI. The affected areas become filled with exudate that forms consolidated patches.Fibroblasts: Connective tissue cells which secrete an extracellular matrix rich in collagen and other macromolecules.Collagen: A polypeptide substance comprising about one third of the total protein in mammalian organisms. It is the main constituent of SKIN; CONNECTIVE TISSUE; and the organic substance of bones (BONE AND BONES) and teeth (TOOTH).Carbon Tetrachloride: A solvent for oils, fats, lacquers, varnishes, rubber waxes, and resins, and a starting material in the manufacturing of organic compounds. Poisoning by inhalation, ingestion or skin absorption is possible and may be fatal. (Merck Index, 11th ed)Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Heart-Lung Transplantation: The simultaneous, or near simultaneous, transference of heart and lungs from one human or animal to another.Pancreas: A nodular organ in the ABDOMEN that contains a mixture of ENDOCRINE GLANDS and EXOCRINE GLANDS. The small endocrine portion consists of the ISLETS OF LANGERHANS secreting a number of hormones into the blood stream. The large exocrine portion (EXOCRINE PANCREAS) is a compound acinar gland that secretes several digestive enzymes into the pancreatic ductal system that empties into the DUODENUM.Homozygote: An individual in which both alleles at a given locus are identical.Nebulizers and Vaporizers: Devices that cause a liquid or solid to be converted into an aerosol (spray) or a vapor. It is used in drug administration by inhalation, humidification of ambient air, and in certain analytical instruments.Pneumonia, Bacterial: Inflammation of the lung parenchyma that is caused by bacterial infections.Disease Progression: The worsening of a disease over time. This concept is most often used for chronic and incurable diseases where the stage of the disease is an important determinant of therapy and prognosis.Breath Tests: Any tests done on exhaled air.Biological Markers: Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections: Infections caused by bacteria that show up as pink (negative) when treated by the gram-staining method.Vas Deferens: The excretory duct of the testes that carries SPERMATOZOA. It rises from the SCROTUM and joins the SEMINAL VESICLES to form the ejaculatory duct.Peritoneal Fibrosis: Disorder characterized by a wide range of structural changes in PERITONEUM, resulting from fibrogenic or inflammatory processes. Peritoneal fibrosis is a common complication in patients receiving PERITONEAL DIALYSIS and contributes to its gradual decrease in efficiency.Inflammation: A pathological process characterized by injury or destruction of tissues caused by a variety of cytologic and chemical reactions. It is usually manifested by typical signs of pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function.Interleukin-8: A member of the CXC chemokine family that plays a role in the regulation of the acute inflammatory response. It is secreted by variety of cell types and induces CHEMOTAXIS of NEUTROPHILS and other inflammatory cells.Ileus: A condition caused by the lack of intestinal PERISTALSIS or INTESTINAL MOTILITY without any mechanical obstruction. This interference of the flow of INTESTINAL CONTENTS often leads to INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION. Ileus may be classified into postoperative, inflammatory, metabolic, neurogenic, and drug-induced.Prenatal Diagnosis: Determination of the nature of a pathological condition or disease in the postimplantation EMBRYO; FETUS; or pregnant female before birth.Anions: Negatively charged atoms, radicals or groups of atoms which travel to the anode or positive pole during electrolysis.Liver: A large lobed glandular organ in the abdomen of vertebrates that is responsible for detoxification, metabolism, synthesis and storage of various substances.Mice, Knockout: Strains of mice in which certain GENES of their GENOMES have been disrupted, or "knocked-out". To produce knockouts, using RECOMBINANT DNA technology, the normal DNA sequence of the gene being studied is altered to prevent synthesis of a normal gene product. Cloned cells in which this DNA alteration is successful are then injected into mouse EMBRYOS to produce chimeric mice. The chimeric mice are then bred to yield a strain in which all the cells of the mouse contain the disrupted gene. Knockout mice are used as EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL MODELS for diseases (DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL) and to clarify the functions of the genes.Epithelial Sodium Channels: Sodium channels found on salt-reabsorbing EPITHELIAL CELLS that line the distal NEPHRON; the distal COLON; SALIVARY DUCTS; SWEAT GLANDS; and the LUNG. They are AMILORIDE-sensitive and play a critical role in the control of sodium balance, BLOOD VOLUME, and BLOOD PRESSURE.Intestinal Obstruction: Any impairment, arrest, or reversal of the normal flow of INTESTINAL CONTENTS toward the ANAL CANAL.Aerosols: Colloids with a gaseous dispersing phase and either liquid (fog) or solid (smoke) dispersed phase; used in fumigation or in inhalation therapy; may contain propellant agents.Iodides: Inorganic binary compounds of iodine or the I- ion.Nutritional Status: State of the body in relation to the consumption and utilization of nutrients.ortho-Aminobenzoates: Benzoic acids, salts, or esters that contain an amino group attached to carbon number 2 or 6 of the benzene ring structure.Collagen Type III: A fibrillar collagen consisting of three identical alpha1(III) chains that is widely distributed in many tissues containing COLLAGEN TYPE I. It is particularly abundant in BLOOD VESSELS and may play a role in tissues with elastic characteristics.Base Sequence: The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.Opportunistic Infections: An infection caused by an organism which becomes pathogenic under certain conditions, e.g., during immunosuppression.Biofilms: Encrustations, formed from microbes (bacteria, algae, fungi, plankton, or protozoa) embedding in extracellular polymers, that adhere to surfaces such as teeth (DENTAL DEPOSITS); PROSTHESES AND IMPLANTS; and catheters. Biofilms are prevented from forming by treating surfaces with DENTIFRICES; DISINFECTANTS; ANTI-INFECTIVE AGENTS; and antifouling agents.Collagen Type I: The most common form of fibrillar collagen. It is a major constituent of bone (BONE AND BONES) and SKIN and consists of a heterotrimer of two alpha1(I) and one alpha2(I) chains.Adenosine Triphosphate: An adenine nucleotide containing three phosphate groups esterified to the sugar moiety. In addition to its crucial roles in metabolism adenosine triphosphate is a neurotransmitter.Gene Expression: The phenotypic manifestation of a gene or genes by the processes of GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION and GENETIC TRANSLATION.Kidney: Body organ that filters blood for the secretion of URINE and that regulates ion concentrations.Spirometry: Measurement of volume of air inhaled or exhaled by the lung.Nasal Polyps: Focal accumulations of EDEMA fluid in the NASAL MUCOSA accompanied by HYPERPLASIA of the associated submucosal connective tissue. Polyps may be NEOPLASMS, foci of INFLAMMATION, degenerative lesions, or malformations.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.

The Pseudomonas aeruginosa secretory product pyocyanin inactivates alpha1 protease inhibitor: implications for the pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis lung disease. (1/5500)

Alpha1 Protease inhibitor (alpha1PI) modulates serine protease activity in the lung. Reactive oxygen species inactivate alpha1PI, and this process has been implicated in the pathogenesis of a variety of forms of lung injury. An imbalance of protease-antiprotease activity is also detected in the airways of patients with cystic fibrosis-associated lung disease who are infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. P. aeruginosa secretes pyocyanin, which, through its ability to redox cycle, induces cells to generate reactive oxygen species. We tested the hypothesis that redox cycling of pyocyanin could lead to inactivation of alpha1PI. When alpha1PI was exposed to NADH and pyocyanin, a combination that results in superoxide production, alpha1PI lost its ability to form an inhibitory complex with both porcine pancreatic elastase (PPE) and trypsin. Similarly, addition of pyocyanin to cultures of human airway epithelial cells to which alpha1PI was also added resulted in a loss of the ability of alpha1PI to form a complex with PPE or trypsin. Neither superoxide dismutase, catalase, nor dimethylthiourea nor depletion of the media of O2 to prevent formation of reactive oxygen species blocked pyocyanin-mediated inactivation of alpha1PI. These data raise the possibility that a direct interaction between reduced pyocyanin and alpha1PI is involved in the process. Consistent with this possibility, pretreatment of alpha1PI with the reducing agent beta-mercaptoethanol also inhibited binding of trypsin to alpha1PI. These data suggest that pyocyanin could contribute to lung injury in the P. aeruginosa-infected airway of cystic fibrosis patients by decreasing the ability of alpha1PI to control the local activity of serine proteases.  (+info)

Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from Burkholderia cepacia is more active than LPS from Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia in stimulating tumor necrosis factor alpha from human monocytes. (2/5500)

Whole cells and lipopolysaccharides (LPSs) extracted from Burkholderia cepacia, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, and Escherichia coli were compared in their ability to stimulate tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) from the human monocyte cell line MonoMac-6. B. cepacia LPS, on a weight-for-weight basis, was found to have TNF-alpha-inducing activity similar to that of LPS from E. coli, which was approximately four- and eightfold greater than the activity of LPSs from P. aeruginosa and S. maltophilia, respectively. The LPS-stimulated TNF-alpha production from monocytes was found to be CD14 dependent. These results suggest that B. cepacia LPS might play a role in the pathogenesis of inflammatory lung disease in cystic fibrosis, and in some patients it might be responsible, at least in part, for the sepsis-like cepacia syndrome.  (+info)

The sialylation of bronchial mucins secreted by patients suffering from cystic fibrosis or from chronic bronchitis is related to the severity of airway infection. (3/5500)

Bronchial mucins were purified from the sputum of 14 patients suffering from cystic fibrosis and 24 patients suffering from chronic bronchitis, using two CsBr density-gradient centrifugations. The presence of DNA in each secretion was used as an index to estimate the severity of infection and allowed to subdivide the mucins into four groups corresponding to infected or noninfected patients with cystic fibrosis, and to infected or noninfected patients with chronic bronchitis. All infected patients suffering from cystic fibrosis were colonized by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. As already observed, the mucins from the patients with cystic fibrosis had a higher sulfate content than the mucins from the patients with chronic bronchitis. However, there was a striking increase in the sialic acid content of the mucins secreted by severely infected patients as compared to noninfected patients. Thirty-six bronchial mucins out of 38 contained the sialyl-Lewis x epitope which was even expressed by subjects phenotyped as Lewis negative, indicating that at least one alpha1,3 fucosyltransferase different from the Lewis enzyme was involved in the biosynthesis of this epitope. Finally, the sialyl-Lewis x determinant was also overexpressed in the mucins from severely infected patients. Altogether these differences in the glycosylation process of mucins from infected and noninfected patients suggest that bacterial infection influences the expression of sialyltransferases and alpha1,3 fucosyltransferases in the human bronchial mucosa.  (+info)

Cystic fibrosis-associated mutations at arginine 347 alter the pore architecture of CFTR. Evidence for disruption of a salt bridge. (4/5500)

Arginine 347 in the sixth transmembrane domain of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) is a site of four cystic fibrosis-associated mutations. To better understand the function of Arg-347 and to learn how mutations at this site disrupt channel activity, we mutated Arg-347 to Asp, Cys, Glu, His, Leu, or Lys and examined single-channel function. Every Arg-347 mutation examined, except R347K, had a destabilizing effect on the pore, causing the channel to flutter between two conductance states. Chloride flow through the larger conductance state was similar to that of wild-type CFTR, suggesting that the residue at position 347 does not interact directly with permeating anions. We hypothesized that Arg-347 stabilizes the channel through an electrostatic interaction with an anionic residue in another transmembrane domain. To test this, we mutated anionic residues (Asp-924, Asp-993, and Glu-1104) to Arg in the context of either R347E or R347D mutations. Interestingly, the D924R mutation complemented R347D, yielding a channel that behaved like wild-type CFTR. These data suggest that Arg-347 plays an important structural role in CFTR, at least in part by forming a salt bridge with Asp-924; cystic fibrosis-associated mutations disrupt this interaction.  (+info)

beta3-adrenoceptor control the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator through a cAMP/protein kinase A-independent pathway. (5/5500)

In human cardiac myocytes, we have previously identified a functional beta3-adrenoceptor in which stimulation reduces action potential duration. Surprisingly, in cardiac biopsies obtained from cystic fibrosis patients, beta3-adrenoceptor agonists produced no effects on action potential duration. This result suggests the involvement of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) chloride current in the electrophysiological effects of beta3-adrenoceptor stimulation in non-cystic fibrosis tissues. We therefore investigated the control of CFTR activity by human beta3-adrenoceptors in a recombinant system: A549 human cells were intranuclearly injected with plasmids encoding CFTR and beta3-adrenoceptors. CFTR activity was functionally assayed using the 6-methoxy-N-(3-sulfopropyl)quinolinium fluorescent probe and the patch-clamp technique. Injection of CFTR-cDNA alone led to the expression of a functional CFTR protein activated by cAMP or cGMP. Co-expression of CFTR (but not of mutated DeltaF508-CFTR) with high levels of beta3-adrenoceptor produced an increased halide permeability under base-line conditions that was not further sensitive to cAMP or beta3-adrenoceptor stimulation. Patch-clamp experiments confirmed that CFTR channels were permanently activated in cells co-expressing CFTR and a high level of beta3-adrenoceptor. Permanent CFTR activation was not associated with elevated intracellular cAMP or cGMP levels. When the expression level of beta3-adrenoceptor was lowered, CFTR was not activated under base-line conditions but became sensitive to beta3-adrenoceptor stimulation (isoproterenol plus nadolol, SR 58611, or CGP 12177). This later effect was not prevented by protein kinase A inhibitors. Our results provide molecular evidence that CFTR but not mutated DeltaF508-CFTR is regulated by beta3-adrenoceptors expression through a protein kinase A-independent pathway.  (+info)

Comparison of flagellin genes from clinical and environmental Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates. (6/5500)

Pseudomonas aeruginosa, an important opportunistic pathogen, was isolated from environmental samples and compared to clinically derived strains. While P. aeruginosa was isolated readily from an experimental mushroom-growing unit, it was found only rarely in other environmental samples. A flagellin gene PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of the isolates revealed that environmental and clinical P. aeruginosa strains are not readily distinguishable. The variation in the central regions of the flagellin genes of seven of the isolates was investigated further. The strains used included two strains with type a genes (998 bp), four strains with type b genes (1,258 bp), and one strain, K979, with a novel flagellin gene (2,199 bp). The route by which flagellin gene variation has occurred in P. aeruginosa is discussed.  (+info)

Molecular analysis of the cystic fibrosis gene reveals a high frequency of the intron 8 splice variant 5T in Egyptian males with congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens. (7/5500)

It has previously been shown that defects in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene are largely responsible for the condition of congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens (CBAVD), without associated renal abnormalities, in Caucasian populations. To assess the involvement of the CFTR in CBAVD in a population with presumed low cystic fibrosis (CF) frequency, we have analysed 20 CBAVD males from Egypt for the presence of 12 common Caucasian CFTR mutations and the intron 8 5T splice variant, IVS-5T, known to be a major cause of CBAVD in Caucasian patients. In 16 of the males without associated renal abnormalities only one deltaF508 carrier was identified, but an exceptionally high frequency of the IVS-5T variant was found (14 of 32 alleles or 43.7%), confirming that this variant is involved in many cases of CBAVD, even in populations where CF is rare. CFTR mutations or the IVS-5T variant were found neither in the remaining four patients with associated renal abnormalities nor in the spouses of the 20 CBAVD patients. However, one patient was homozygous for a leucine to proline substitution at amino acid position 541 (L541P) of the CFTR. It is as yet not clear whether this change is involved in CBAVD in this male.  (+info)

Formal analysis of electrogenic sodium, potassium, chloride and bicarbonate transport in mouse colon epithelium. (8/5500)

1. The mammalian colonic epithelium carries out a number of different transporting activities simultaneously, of which more than one is increased following activation with a single agonist. These separate activities can be quantified by solving a set of equations describing these activities, provided some of the dependent variables can be eliminated. Using variations in the experimental conditions, blocking drugs and comparing wild type tissues with those from transgenic animals this has been achieved for electrogenic ion transporting activity of the mouse colon. 2. Basal activity and that following activation with forskolin was measured by short circuit current in isolated mouse colonic epithelia from normal and cystic fibrosis (CF) mice. 3. Using amiloride it is shown that CF colons show increased electrogenic sodium absorption compared to wild type tissues. CF mice had elevated plasma aldosterone, which may be responsible for part or all of the increased sodium absorbtion in CF colons. 4. The derived values for electrogenic chloride secretion and for electrogenic potassium secretion were increased by 13 and 3 fold respectively by forskolin, compared to basal state values for these processes. 5. The loop diuretic, frusemide, completely inhibited electrogenic potassium secretion, but apparently only partially inhibited electrogenic chloride secretion. However, use of bicarbonate-free solutions and acetazolamide reduced the frusemide-resistant current, suggesting that electrogenic bicarbonate secretion accounts for the frusemide-resistant current. 6. It is argued that the use of tissues from transgenic animals is an important adjunct to pharmacological analysis, especially where effects in tissues result in the activation of more than one sort of response.  (+info)

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To date, no clinical trials have been conducted using the DPPIV inhibitor sitagliptin in cystic fibrosis-related diabetes. Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes is characterized initially by post-prandial hyperglycemia, with normal fasting sugars. As the disease progresses, fasting hyperglycemia develops. As sitagliptin augments post-prandial insulin release, while avoiding fasting hypoglycemia, it may be an alternative therapy for cystic fibrosis-related diabetes in individuals who do not yet require basal insulin therapy ...
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The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation estimates there are over 30,000 Americans with cystic fibrosis. This disease affects mostly Caucasians whose ancestors came from northern Europe. It affects all racial and ethnic groups but white Caucasians are more at risk for developing or being a carrier of the defective gene that carries cystic fibrosis.. Average lifespan of a patient diagnosed with cystic fibrosis is 30 years. New technology and scientific advances are making life better and improving predictions of life spans for cystic fibrosis patients.. Cystic fibrosis has the following signs and symptoms but will be different for each individual patient. Patients with cystic fibrosis are often diagnosed before the age of three but diagnoses have been given to teens and adults also. One of the symptoms of cystic fibrosis is a delay in the onset of puberty.. Your teen may experience frequent stomach pain, excessive gas, and be late in entering puberty. Other signs and symptoms of cystic fibrosis are ...
Paula Dyce, Advanced Nurse Practitioner for cystic fibrosis and related diabetes, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital has been awarded a Florence Nightingale Foundation research scholarship to undertake a study for her PhD. Her study is titled Development and evaluation of a structured educational package for cystic fibrosis related diabetes. We spoke to Paula to find…
New advances in cystic fibrosis medical research announced in June have been welcomed by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as it stands to benefit up to half of all people living with cystic fibrosis in the UK.. The results, released by Vertex Pharmaceuticals Ltd, of a phase III trial for a new treatment for people with cystic fibrosis aged 12 and over with two copies of the F508del mutation, demonstrate that a combination of the drugs ivacaftor and lumacaftor could offer additional treatment to address the underlying cause of the disease and increase lung capacity.. Janet Allen, Director of Care and Research for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust said: "We are pleased to see these promising results, which open up a new front in the fight against cystic fibrosis. This new combination therapy looks set to be an important additional treatment option that could improve the lives of many people with cystic fibrosis. As this leading edge of science continues to be explored and better understood, we are hopeful that a ...
Note: Dr. Stephenson had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data, the accuracy of the data analysis, and the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.. Acknowledgment: The authors acknowledge the support of the U.S. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis Canada, which made this study possible. They also acknowledge and thank all of the patients and families in the United States and Canada who consent to be part of their respective national cystic fibrosis patient registries, as well as the cystic fibrosis clinic staff who spend many hours inputting the data.. Grant Support: This study was funded by a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation grant (STEPHE14A0). Dr. Goss receives funding from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the National Institutes of Health (grants R01HL103965, R01HL113382, R01AI101307, U M1HL119073, and P30DK089507), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (grant R01FD003704).. Disclosures: Dr. Stephenson reports ...
Increasing expression of the normal human CMR cDNA in cystic fibrosis epithelial cells results in a progressive increase in the level of CFTR protein expression, but a limit on the level of cAMP-Stimulated chloride secretion Academic Article ...
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Clinical trial for Pancreatic Disorders | Pulmonary Disease | Cystic Fibrosis | Lung Disease | Pancreatic disorder , A Phase 3 Study of VX-445 Combination Therapy in Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Subjects Heterozygous for F508del and a Gating or Residual Function Mutation (F/G and F/RF Genotypes)
According to the Associated Press, Cystic Fibrosis treatment include inhaled medications and a chest - vibrating vest to clear airway clogs. The Cystic Fibrosis disease causes a mucus to build up in the lungs, clogging them and leading to life-threatening infections. That same mucus also clogs the pancreas so the body cant properly digest food. Cystic Fibrosis generally showed up in kids, who didnt make it to become adults. But whats happening now is that Cystic Fibrosis is showing up in people later in life. Whats found is that proper care leads to longer life, but theres something the AP article does not address. The impact of the non-smoking movement. Not discussed is the impact of the non-smoking movement on Cystic Fibrosis patients. Its wildly known that smoking can harm Cystic Fibrosis patients, but not talked about is the impact of the non-smoking movement and the attack on the spread of second-hand smoke. Also not considered is the impact of the diet and vitamins movement. Also, ...
Various methods, including OGTT, have been used at different cystic fibrosis centres for the screening and diagnosis of CFRD. At the authors unit patients with cystic fibrosis have been screened for diabetes at least annually using RBG and HbA1c for some years. In this study we found that an abnormal RBG (,11.0 mmol/l), when used alone, has a poor sensitivity in the diagnosis of CFRD. In common with the study by Lanng and colleagues,5 we also found that an abnormal FBG and the presence of symptoms of hyperglycaemia when used alone have poor sensitivity in the diagnosis of CFRD. Lanng and colleagues reported that only 16% of their patients with OGTT defined diabetes had abnormal HbA1c. This is in contrast to 83% (95% CI 62 to 100) of our diabetic patients with abnormal HbA1c values. In the Danish study, ion exchange chromatography was used to measure HbA1c and a higher reference range was used (upper limit 6.4%). These differences are insufficient to explain the large differences in the ...
The most common types of diabetes are type 1 and type 2 diabetes. CFRD has some features that are common in both. Type 1 diabetes used to be called insulin-dependent or juvenile-onset diabetes. It occurs most often in childhood. People with type diabetes cant make any insulin, so they must take insulin to stay alive.…
WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. House of Representatives today passed a resolution to encourage public awareness and understanding of cystic fibrosis, and support research to find a cure for the disease. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation applauds the House for this important achievement. Introduced by co-chairs of the Congressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus, Representatives Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Cliff Stearns (R-Fl.), this legislation recognizes the unique challenges that face people with cystic fibrosis. "Oh behalf of the cystic fibrosis community, I want to thank members of Congress for their commitment to fight cystic fibrosis. We are making dramatic progress in the development of new therapies and in extending life expectancy for those with this devastating disease," said Robert J. Beall, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Foundation. "We are proud to have Congressmen Markey and Stearns on our team as champions in the fight against cystic fibrosis.". Cystic fibrosis is a ...
Clinical outcome in relation to care in centres specialising in cystic fibrosis: Cross sectional... Mahadeva, Ravi; Webb, Kevin; Westerbeck, Roger C.; Carroll, Nick R.; Dodd, Mary E.; Bilton, Diana; Lomas, David A. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);06/13/98, Vol. 316 Issue 7147, p1771 Assesses the effects of the management of paediatric and adult cystic fibrosis patients on their clinical outcome, while highlighting a cross sectional study conducted. Reference to the prevalence of cystic fibrosis in Northern Europe; Provisions of cystic fibrosis patients; Complexity of the... ...
Cystic Fibrosis Medical Care is too big to fit into a clinicians pocket and too small to justify a place on a reference book shelf. It is described as a practical and easy to use reference book, and by the authors as an introduction to the principles and practices of cystic fibrosis medical care. In doing so it has missed its target audience and has fallen between two stools. Some chapters provide an excellent overview of difficult issues surrounding cystic fibrosis care, such as Chapter 3 on the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis, while others, particularly Chapter 4 on the treatment of pulmonary exacerbations, did not address the problem in any depth.. In addition, there is a strong transatlantic emphasis on practical care which may not always be applicable to European cystic fibrosis clinics. As such, this book will appeal to North American practitioners who, accepting its limitations, may wish only to dip into some of the complex issues surrounding cystic fibrosis care.-KHVT. ...
The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook: A Quick Reference Guide to 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed. The tilt Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook blends Lean and 6 Sigma instruments and ideas, delivering professional suggestion on tips on how to be certain which device inside of a "family" is healthier for various reasons. filled with precise examples and step-bystep directions, it is the excellent convenient reference consultant to aid eco-friendly and Black Belts make the transition from the study room to the sphere. ...
Cystic fibrosis (CF)-related diabetes (CFRD) is thought to result from beta-cell injury due in part to pancreas exocrine damage and lipofibrosis. CFRD pancreata exhibit reduced islet density and altered cellular composition. To investigate a possible etiology, we tested the hypothesis that such changes are present in CF pancreata before the development of lipofibrosis. We evaluated pancreas and islet morphology in tissues from very young CF children ...
CFBE41o- 4.7 WT-CFTR Human CF Bronchial Epithelial Cell Line CFBE41o- 4.7 WT-CFTR human CF bronchial epithelial cell line may be used to study the relationship between CFTR mRNA expression and Cl transport function. - Find MSDS or SDS, a COA, data sheets and more information.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The Cystic Fibrosis Program at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital has been awarded accreditation by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, one of the leading organizations in the search for a cure for the life-threatening, genetic disease of the respiratory and digestive systems.. The Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital program is the only adult care center between Santa Barbara and the San Francisco Bay area accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The centers integrated multidisciplinary group of professionals is led by Richard Belkin, MD, and Myron Liebhaber, MD. The program, which opened in July 2012, provides state-of-the-art medical care for cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis patients from the Central Coast and beyond.. "Our mission is to provide the highest possible quality of care for the evaluation and treatment of cystic fibrosis and non-cystic fibrosis-related diseases for patients in our community," said Dr. Belkin. "This is an exciting time to be involved with cystic ...
Welcome to the Cystic Fibrosis Mutation Database (CFTR1), devoted to the collection of mutations in the CFTR gene for the international cystic fibrosis genetics research community. It was initiated by the Cystic Fibrosis Genetic Analysis Consortium in 1989 to increase and facilitate communications among CF researchers, and is maintained by the Cystic Fibrosis Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. The specific aim of the database is to provide up to date information about individual mutations in the CFTR gene. In a major upgrade in 2010, all known CFTR mutations and sequence variants have been converted to the standard nomenclature recommended by the Human Genome Variation Society. In addition, an on-line process for the submission of new mutations has been added. While we will continue to ensure the quality of the data, we urge the international community to give us feedback and suggestions. Please send email to cftr.admin ...
Cystic fibrosis is a multisystem disease that affects the lungs, pancreas, gastrointestinal tract and reproductive systems. Symptoms of cystic fibrosis can vary amongst individuals and most frequently include lower airway inflammation and chronic infections that can progress to end-stage lung disease. Pancreatic insufficiency with malabsorption is a complication that occurs in many individuals with CF. Most males with cystic fibrosis experience infertility. Individuals with cystic fibrosis have normal intelligence and the average median survival is currently 37 years. The most common cause of death is respiratory failure. Treatment of an individual with CF can include medication to improve digestion, monitored nutrition and lung therapy. Up to 15% of individuals with a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis can have a mild form with an average life expectancy of 56 years. Cystic Fibrosis is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner.. Our Tests ...
Cook Childrens Cystic Fibrosis center is nationally accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Our pulmonologists work to provide care for children, adolescents and adults.
Cystic fibrosis center coordinated care - How can cystic fibrosis affect p.I.E.S development? Certainly. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) most common life-limiting genetic disorder of Caucasians, affecting approximately 30K people in the US. A, impacting mainly respiratory function. In recent years patients symptoms better controlled by genetic findings and better medications. Emotional & phys. Development depend on severity, time in hospital, complications. Morb. & mort. Factors afect emotional, cognitive behavior.
This program explains Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis is also known as CF. The program includes the following sections: what is cystic fibrosis, what are the causes of cystic fibrosis, what are the symptoms of cystic fibrosis, how is cystic fibrosis diagnosed, what are treatment options for cystic fibrosis, and what are facts about cystic fibrosis.
The Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program at WVU Medicines Mountain State Cystic Fibrosis Center was recently awarded accreditation by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
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We are very pleased to see the evidence of drug activity reported at last years North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference reproduced by additional investigators in a pediatric population," said Langdon Miller, M.D, Chief Medical Officer of PTC. "We are also encouraged by the findings of the Israeli three-month study. We believe these confirmatory results, coupled with supportive safety data in more than 50 patients participating in the Phase 2 trial program, can lead to initiation of longer-term trials to evaluate the clinical benefit of PTC124 in patients with CF.". About Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is among the most common life-threatening genetic disorders worldwide. According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, CF affects approximately 30,000 adults and children in the United States and, according to the European Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, it affects a similar number of patients in Europe. CF occurs in approximately one of every 3,500 live births, with approximately 1,000 new ...
Results demonstrate no statistical advantage of one treatment option over another in achieving overall glycemic control. The number of patients in the various treatment groups was most likely too small to achieve statistical significance. More aggressive overall glycemic control for CFRD may be necessary based on recent reports that HbA1c underestimates a true glycemic index in CF patients [14]. A reduced life span of red blood cells has recently been reported through personal communication in cystic fibrosis patients by researches in Houston, Texas, which may reflect this underestimate of glycemic control. Studies from the CF literature further demonstrate insulin achieves only sub-optimal glycemic control based on HbA1c outcomes, which is a significant concern when placed in context with the data demonstrating that HbA1c underestimates glycemic control. A retrospective study out of Cleveland, Ohio, evaluated 22 patients on a flexible meal-planning system targeting insulin boluses titrated to ...
Apical membrane chloride channels control chloride secretion by airway epithelial cells. Defective regulation of these channels is a prominent characteristic of cystic fibrosis. In normal intact cells, activation of protein kinase C (PKC) by phorbol ester either stimulated or inhibited chloride secretion, depending on the physiological status of the cell. In cell-free membrane patches, PKC also had a dual effect: at a high calcium concentration, PKC inactivated chloride channels; at a low calcium concentration, PKC activated chloride channels. In cystic fibrosis cells, PKC-dependent channel inactivation was normal, but activation was defective. Thus it appears that PKC phosphorylates and regulates two different sites on the channel or on an associated membrane protein, one of which is defective in cystic fibrosis. ...
Review question We reviewed the evidence regarding the use of insulin and oral agents for managing cystic fibrosis-related diabetes.. Background Cystic fibrosis is the most common life-limiting genetic disease in white populations; it damages the lungs and pancreas. The pancreas makes insulin, which is a hormone needed by the body to take sugar into the cells (like those in the liver, muscle and fat) and convert it into energy. People with cystic fibrosis need high-calorie diets to maintain enough muscles to make up for breathing difficulties resulting from lung damage. It is therefore important for people, who have diabetes as an additional complication to their cystic fibrosis, to turn sugar into energy efficiently, so that they can manage their breathing difficulties and maintain an ideal body weight. The inflammatory processes in cystic fibrosis can firstly reduce insulin production and then lessen its effect by causing insulin resistance. An increased in life expectancy for people with ...
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Cell Culture. Isolated HBE and CF bronchial cells used for primary culture were provided by the Tissue Culture Core of the Cystic Fibrosis Center at University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC) under the auspices of protocols approved by the Institutional Committee on the Protection of the Rights of Human Subjects. Human bronchial tissue was harvested from excess tissue from donor lungs at the time of lung transplantation from a portion of the main stem or lumbar bronchi. The OBE cells for primary culture were provided by the Mount Sinai Medical Center from animals undergoing scheduled sacrifice, which was approved by the Mount Sinai Animal Research Committee to ensure the humane care and treatment of experimental animals. Briefly, ovine or human bronchi were incubated in minimum Eagles medium containing 0.1% protease (Sigma Type XIV) and 1 μg/ml DNase at 4°C for a minimum of 24 h. Fetal bovine serum (10%) was added to the medium, and cells were centrifuged for 5 min at 500g. Resuspended ...
Headline: Bitcoin & Blockchain Searches Exceed Trump! Blockchain Stocks Are Next!. Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics Market Research Report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics Market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics globally. Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics Market, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years and discussion of the key vendors effective in this market.. Industry experts forecast the global Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics market to grow at a CAGR of 31.9% during the period 2016-2020. Browse Detailed TOC, Tables, Figures, Charts and Companies Mentioned in Global Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics market research report @ http://www.marketreportsworld.com/10288302. Cystic fibrosis, also known as mucoviscidosis, is a ...
Chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients is characterized by persisting mucoid biofilms in hypoxic endobronchial mucus. These biofilms are surrounded by numerous polymorphonuclear leucocytes (PMNs), which consume a major part of present molecular oxygen (O(2)) due to production of superoxide (O(2)(-)). In this study, we show that the PMNs also consume O(2) for production of nitric oxide (NO) by the nitric oxide synthases (NOS) in the infected endobronchial mucus. Fresh expectorated sputum samples (n = 28) from chronically infected CF patients (n = 22) were analysed by quantifying and visualizing the NO production. NO production was detected by optode measurements combined with fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry and spectrophotometry. Inhibition of nitric oxide synthases (NOS) with N(G) -monomethyl-L-arginine (L-NMMA) resulted in reduced O(2) consumption (P , 0·0008, n = 8) and a lower fraction of cells with fluorescence from the NO-indicator ...
Cystic fibrosis, also known as mucoviscidosis, is a genetically inherited, chronic disease and is progressive in nature. The onset of cystic fibrosis typically occurs in early childhood or, rarely, at birth. The primary symptoms of cystic fibrosis include breathing difficulties, high salt content in the sweat, and secretion of abnormally viscous mucus. The principal indicators of cystic fibrosis in patients are pancreatic insufficiency, pancreatitis, chronic bronchitis, adolescent diabetes, male sterility, and very rarely liver cirrhosis or intestinal obstruction. The most usual forms of cystic fibrosis are those with respiratory complications, difficulties related to digestion, and anomalies in height and growth. The mortality and morbidity of a patient are dependent on the degree of bronchopulmonary involvement. Browse Full Research Report With TOC on http://www.radiantinsights.com/research/global-cystic-fibrosis-therapeutics-market-2016-2020. Covered in this report The report covers the ...
Incidence of pulmonary infection with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is increasing among persons with cystic fibrosis (CF). We assessed prevalence and management in CF centers in the United Kingdom and found 5.0% of 3,805 adults and 3.3% of 3,317 children had recently been diagnosed with NTM. Of those, 44% of adults and 47% of children received treatment.. ...
Bob J Scholte, Hamed Horati, Mieke Veltman, Rob J Vreeken, Luke W Garratt, Harm A.W.M Tiddens, Hettie M. Janssens, Stephen M Stick, on behalf of the Australian Respiratory Early Surveillance Team for Cystic Fibrosis (AREST CF ...
Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program OHSU has an accredited Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program that is part of a comprehensive Cystic Fibrosis Care Center that provides high-quality, specialized care for those with CF and their families.
Washington A substance in a common spice that helps turn curry and mustard yellow may also help treat deadly cystic fibrosis, a study by Yale University scientists indicates. Eating large doses of the substance found in turmeric a key ingredient of curry significantly cut deaths among mice with the genetic disease. The discovery prompted the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to fund a study on its effects in patients this summer. The substance, called curcumin, is sold as a dietary supplement, but CF specialists stressed that patients should not self-medicate. No one yet knows if large amounts of curcumin could interact dangerously with the other medicines they take. Still, its very promising, said Dr. Peter Mogayzel Jr., director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Baltimores Johns Hopkins Hospital. This is research that really has the potential, I think, to benefit patients down the road. Cystic fibrosis afflicts about 30,000 children and young adults in the United States. It is estimated to affect ...
Cystic fibrosis - Animation Parents can pass all kinds of different traits to their children, from blue eyes to blonde hair. Sometimes, parents can also pass the genes for certain diseases to their kids. Cystic fibrosis is one very serious inherited disease that makes it hard for children to breathe and digest food. Lets talk about cystic fibrosis. Genes are the coded instructions that tell our bodies how to operate. Usually, the code is correct and everything runs smoothly. But sometimes, the code is incorrect because of a defective gene or genes. In the case of cystic fibrosis, a faulty gene causes the body to produce an abnormally thick, sticky fluid called mucus. This mucus clogs the lungs, making it hard to breathe. It also gets stuck in the pancreas, making it harder for the body to break down and digest food. Millions of Americans carry the cystic fibrosis, or CF gene. Fortunately, most of them dont have cystic fibrosis. Thats because you need to inherit one faulty gene from each ...
Clinical and translational research in cystic fibrosis (CF) is hampered by a lack of biomarkers that can be used to identify promising new therapies. There is an urgent need for development and validation of biomarkers that more quickly predict the usefulness of potential drugs in CF and might prognosticate clinical course. In particular, combinations of protein biomarkers that can be obtained non-invasively offer great promise. The goal of this project is to determine whether protein biomarkers in blood can demonstrate a beneficial effect of treatment over two weeks. We intend to initially target an acute pulmonary exacerbation in CF because we know that subjects being treated with intravenous antibiotics and enhanced mucus clearance display clinical improvements within two weeks. We propose to prospectively collect blood samples from a large cohort of well-characterized CF persons serially during inpatient admissions for a pulmonary exacerbation and longitudinally during annual visits. Through ...
West, K., Wallen, M., & Follett, J. (2010). Acapella vs. PEP mask therapy: A randomised trial in children with cystic fibrosis during respiratory exacerbation. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 26(3), 143-143. doi: 10.3109/09593980903015268 References Strengths and Weaknesses Theoretical Assumptions & Outcomes Clinical Safety Financial Practicality Research, research and more ...
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Just like the human gut, the lungs are home to many different communities of bacteria that normally do not cause disease and are associated with good health," said study co-author Susanna McColley, MD, from Stanley Manne Childrens Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago, and Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. "Young children with cystic fibrosis have many of these good or normal bacteria in the lung. However, in cystic fibrosis patients, these common bacteria occur in an environment where there is more inflammation compared to children with other diseases. A potential interpretation of our data is that normal bacteria in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients might contribute to inflammation and chronic disease. This is a question that could be tackled by future studies.". McColley also points out that the studys data could serve as baseline for future intervention studies on preserving bacterial diversity in ...
Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion has called for the introduction of the drug Orkambi as treatment for Cystic Fibrosis in the north of Ireland.. The Foyle MP said:. "I have been contacted by constituents eager to see the introduction of Orkambi as a drug available on the NHS to treat Cystic Fibrosis.. "While this serious illness cannot be cured, Orkambi has been proven to significantly slow the rate of decline of lung function, which is the most common cause of death for Cystic Fibrosis patients.. "The fact that Orkambi has been made available to suitable Cystic Fibrosis patients in the south, like in other EU states, yet remains unavailable here in the north, is unfair.. "In this regard, it is disappointing the Minister for Health in Dublin ignored efforts from Sinn Féin Health Minister Michelle ONeill to explore a collaborative approach in accessing Orkambi for all Cystic Fibrosis sufferers on the Island of Ireland.. "The onus is now on the makers of Orkambi, Vertex, and the British Government ...
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Research in the Engelhardt laboratory focuses on the molecular basis of cystic fibrosis disease pathologies, and on the development of gene therapies for this disorder. Included are four major research areas include the study of: 1) lung molecular and cellular biology as it relates to the pathogenesis and treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease, 2) the development of viral vector for gene therapy and gene editing, 3) pathogenesis cystic fibrosis related diabetes, and 4) the study of airway stem cell niches, the regulatory mechanisms that control stem cell proliferation and repair in the airway, and the development of cell-based therapies for CF using stem cells ...
The goal of this cystic fibrosis continuing education module is to help nurses, physicians, and physical therapists gain a deeper understanding of cystic fibrosis and the treatments available, as well as to become informed about the latest research. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to: Describe the basic defect that causes cystic fibrosis and how it affects different organ systems Identify three therapies for the management of pulmonary and GI disease in patients with cystic fibrosis Explain teaching and support responsibilities Discuss research and the future of cystic fibrosis     Accreditation Information   This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, physicians and physical therapists.   Physical therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.   For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at
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Cystic Fibrosis Overview What is cystic fibrosis? Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease characterized by an abnormality in the bodys salt, water- and mucus-making cells. It is chronic, progressive, and is usually fatal. In general, children with CF live into their 30s. Children with CF have an abnormality in the function of a cell protein called the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator (CFTR). CFTR controls the flow of water and certain salts in and out of the bodys cells. As the movement of...
For chronically ill patients, patient assistance offers peace of mind that helps patients focus on health and healing. To raise funds for patients with cystic fibrosis and collect food for people in need, the UNC Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center will host the second annual fall fundraiser and cornhole tournament this Sunday, from 12 - 4 pm, at 400 Market Street in Southern Village in Chapel Hill.
Vancouver researchers have discovered the cellular pathway that causes lung-damaging inflammation in cystic fibrosis (CF), and that reducing the pathways activity also decreases inflammation. The finding offers a potential ...
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Long-involved in clinical trials for agents to treat cystic fibrosis (CF), Patricia Joseph, MD, professor of medicine and director of Cystic Fibrosis program in
Cross sectional data reporting the height, weight, and body mass index of UK patients with cystic fibrosis are presented. During the first decade of life height and weight in patients with cystic fibrosis are maintained at about 0.5 SD below those of the general population, which reflects an improvement over earlier published observations....
Approximately 5-10% of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients develop multilobular cirrhosis during the first decade of life. Most CF patients later develop signs of portal hypertension with complications, mainly variceal bleeding. Liver failure usually occur
The present invention provides a method of determining presence or absence of one or more cystic fibrosis alleles in a DNA sample taken from an individual having a family genetic background in which family, DNA of ancestors in the family line contains identified cystic fibrosis causing allele genes, said method comprising, restriction digesting a DNA sample to be tested, which DNA sample is from an individual having a family genetic background in which family ancestors of the family have DNA which contains identified cystic fibrosis allele; apply a probe to said DNA sample which probe hybridizes within less than 50 centimorgans of a cystic fibrosis gene in said family DNA, and determining whether or not hybridization has taken place in a manner consistent with the presence of one or more cystic fibrosis alleles in said sample.
Ann Arbor-based NanoBio Corp. announced Thursday at a medical conference that it got encouraging data from preclinical studies that one of its products was able to kill highly drug-resistant forms of bacteria commonly found in cystic fibrosis patients. The results were presented at the annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference in Minneapolis. Cystic fibrosis patients are susceptible to respiratory failure after repeated bacterial infections of the lungs.
Why is this important?. Several previous studies have suggested that sex may affect CF disease severity, with women being more severely affected. Some studies suggest that sex hormones may directly influence the severity of CF by altering salt transport in the lung. Many women with CF use sex hormone-based birth control, but it is unknown if this affects CF disease severity.. ...
IBEC Senior Researcher Eduard Torrents participated in a conference to mark the National Day for Cystic Fibrosis last Wednesday 25 April. This event, which took place at the Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR), also included the official presentation of funds from the Associació Catalana de Fibrosis Quística (Catalan Association of Cystic Fibrosis) to research groups specializing in the disease.. Read more…. Eduard, who has funding from the Federación Española de Fibrosis Quística for his project Ribonucleotide reductase: a novel therapeutic target against bacterial pathogens in cystic fibrosis patients, was awarded a share of the €200,000 raised this year by the the Catalan association of to help continue his research.. Cystic fibrosis, a degenerative disorder with a limited life expectancy for which there is no cure, is an inherited genetic disease affecting the lungs and digestive system. In Spain, cystic fibrosis affects one out of every 2,500 newborn ...
Title:Rescuing Mutant CFTR: A Multi-task Approach to a Better Outcome in Treating Cystic Fibrosis. VOLUME: 19 ISSUE: 19. Author(s):Margarida D. Amaral and Carlos M. Farinha. Affiliation:BioFiG - Center for Biodiversity, Functional and Integrative Genomics, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisboa, Campo Grande, C8 bdg, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal.. Keywords:Cystic fibrosis, F508del-CFTR, rescue, correctors, potentiators, endoplasmic reticulum retention, traffic mutant, misfolding protein.. Abstract:Correcting multiple defects of mutant CFTR with small molecule compounds has been the goal of an increasing number of recent Cystic Fibrosis (CF) drug discovery programmes. However, the mechanism of action (MoA) by which these molecules restore mutant CFTR is still poorly understood, in particular of CFTR correctors, i.e., compounds rescuing to the cells surface the most prevalent mutant in CF patients - F508del-CFTR. However, there is increasing evidence that to ...
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Increased arginase activity contributes to airway nitric oxide (NO) deficiency in cystic fibrosis (CF). Whether down-stream products of arginase activity contribute to CF lung disease is currently unknown. The objective of this study was to test whether L-ornithine derived polyamines are present in CF airways and contribute to airway pathophysiology. Polyamine concentrations were measured in sputum of patients with CF and in healthy controls, using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. The effect of spermine on airway smooth muscle mechanical properties was assessed in bronchial segments of murine airways, using a wire myograph. Sputum polyamine concentrations in stable CF patients were similar to healthy controls for putrescine and spermidine but significantly higher for spermine. Pulmonary exacerbations were associated with an increase in sputum and spermine levels. Treatment for pulmonary exacerbations resulted in decreases in arginase activity, L-ornithine and spermine concentrations in
BACKGROUND The role of the macrophages in cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease has been poorly studied. We hypothesized that alternatively activated M2 macrophages are abnormal in CF lung disease. METHODS Blood samples were collected from adults (n=13) children (n=27) with CF on admission for acute pulmonary exacerbation and when clinically stable. Monocytes were differentiated into macrophages and polarized into classical (M1) and alternatively-activated (M2) phenotypes, function determined ex-vivo and compared with healthy controls. RESULTS In the absence of functional cystic fibrosis trans-membrane conductance regulator (CFTR), either naturally in patients with CF or induced with CFTR inhibitors, monocyte-derived macrophages do not respond to IL-13/IL-4, fail to polarize into M2s associated with a post-transcriptional failure to produce and express IL-13Rα1 on the macrophage surface Polarization to the M1 phenotype was unaffected. CONCLUSIONS CFTR-dependent imbalance of macrophage phenotypes and
Cystic fibrosis major symptoms can be eliminated by any person who achieves normal breathing parameters. Therefore cystic fibrosis treatment should target one main goal: to increase body O2 content. This is exactly the key problem in adults and children with cystic fibrosis.. O2 in cells is the crucial factor in cystic fibrosis since the tiny pumps that transport sodium and chloride ions to create mucus in the respiratory tract and digestive system require oxygen to do the job correctly. Low O2 level in cells makes these pumps malfunction. And this is effect is established even in ordinary people without the CFTR gene. People with CF (cystic fibrosis) experience the same effect (poor work of tiny pumps causing more viscous mucus), but this effect is amplified by their CFTR gene making mucus, in conditions of tissue hypoxia, even thicker and dryer.. That causes opportunistic infections in the GI tract, airways, and lungs. In addition, low O2 or tissue hypoxia causes oxidative stress and ...
Genetic screening for cystic fibrosis carrier mutations (one copy of a mutated gene) is universally recommended for the reproductive-age population. Current professional guidelines call for screening a panel of 23 common mutations in CFTR; however, many laboratories screen for an expanded panel of mutations. In the May 2009 issue of The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, three articles describe improvements in cystic fibrosis genetic screening. In one article, Pratt et al describes a project coordinated by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions Genetic Testing Reference Material (GeT-RM) Program to develop a set of reference materials for the expanded cystic fibrosis panel of mutations. The public availability of these materials will help to ensure the accuracy of cystic fibrosis genetic testing. The reports by Schwartz et al and Hantash et al identify mutations that may lead to false screening results, either due to a large deletion in CFTR or because of mutations that interfere with ...
The bottom line?. The authors were "unable to support or refute the benefits of singing as a therapy for people with cystic fibrosis.". The rationale for conducting the review of this topic was based on the observation that increasing anecdotal evidence suggests that singing may support lung function and enhance quality of life of people with cystic fibrosis.. The Internet lists many activities and promotions linking music to cystic fibrosis in a positive way. For example, the First Annual Cystic Fibrosis Music Festival is scheduled for September 25, 2010.. 6/20/10 19:31 JR. This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 7:38 PM and is filed under Art, Music, Dance, Children, Cystic Fibrosis. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. ...
Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease affecting about 30,000 people in the U.S. alone. People with CF produce very sticky, thick mucas which affect the cell function of the lungs, pancreas, intestines and reporductive organs. This mucas blocks the flow of insulin (enzymes) into the intestines, which inturn prevents proper digestion of food, this often leads to Type 2 diabetes. Infact over 40% of the individuals with CF, ages 30 and up, have developed Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes (CFRD).
Encouraging news to patients who suffer from cystic fibrosis. Marine biologists studying Florida red tides have discovered that the toxic red tide algae known for poisoning fish also produces good chemicals called anti-toxins. In a published report, the research team led by Daniel Baden at The Center for Marine Science Research indicates the antitoxins cleared the excess mucus out of the lungs of sheep. Its a big deal because its that thick mucus in the lungs that can get out of control in patients. "There is a profound increase in the degree of clearance of mucus from the lungs. One could envision again from an inhaler that the cystic fibrosis patients could use a drug very similar to this to actually help in clearing their lungs," says Baden.. Baden says the red tide antitoxin moves salts smoothly through channels in the lungs, thinning the mucus. So, the finding is promising, but Baden says developing the anti-toxin into an actual cystic fibrosis drug for the mass market could take 10 ...
Cystic fibrosis, light micrograph (LM) of a perforated bowel in a newborn baby with cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition in which the lungs and digestive system become clogged with thick sticky mucus. Intestinal blockage is especially common in newborns with cystic fibrosis. A distended, or swollen, abdomen is the result of severe constipation and can lead to perforation. In newborn infants, not passing their first bowel movement within 24 to 48 hours of birth is characteristic of cystic fibrosis. Red mucous is seen in the lumen of the bowel in this image. Magnification: x 150 when printed at 10 centimetres wide. - Stock Image C021/6156
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Approximately 30,000 people in the United States have been diagnosed with CF, which affects both males and females. Its not contagious, so you cant catch CF from another person.. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease caused by mutations (changes) in a gene on chromosome 7, one of the 23 pairs of chromosomes that children inherit from their parents. CF occurs because of mutations in the gene that makes a protein called CFTR (cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator). A person with CF produces abnormal CFTR protein - or no CFTR protein at all, which causes the body to make thick, sticky mucus instead of the thin, watery kind.. People who are born with CF have two copies of the CF gene. In almost all people born with CF, one gene is received from each parent. This means that the parents of kids with CF are usually both CF carriers - that is, they have one normal and one defective gene - but the parents may not have CF themselves because their normal gene is able to "take over" and make the ...
FDA approves breakthrough therapy Trikafta for patients 12 and older with cystic fibrosis who have at least one F508del mutation in the CFTR gene, estimated to represent 90% of the cystic fibrosis population.
FDA approves breakthrough therapy Trikafta for patients 12 and older with cystic fibrosis who have at least one F508del mutation in the CFTR gene, estimated to represent 90% of the cystic fibrosis population.
Tests for precipitins against Staph. aureus, H. influenzae, Ps. aeruginosa, Strep. pneumoniae, and Kleb. pneumoniae were carried out on the serum of 195 patients with cystic fibrosis, whose ages ranged from 3 weeks to 31 years. Sputum was obtained for culture from 96 patients over 5 years old. Precipitins against Ps. aeruginosa were more common than those against any other organism, including Staph. aureus, in the 0- to 5- and 6- to 10- year-old groups, while mucoid Ps. aeruginosa was the commonest pathogen isolated from the sputum of the 6- to 10-year-old children. These findings suggest that Ps. aeruginosa is the commonest bronchial pathogen in the younger patients and seem to conflict with the belief that Staph. aureus is always the initial pathogen in cystic fibrosis. Indeed, in 2 patients Ps. aeruginosa was proved to be the initial pathogen, and it is probable that patients with cystic fibrosis are susceptible from birth to bronchial infection by any pathogen with which they come in ...
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Thursday said it found Gilead Sciences Incs (GILD.O) aztreonam was an effective new treatment for life-threatening lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients.. The drug won marketing approval in September in Europe and Canada under the brand name Cayston.. The anti-infective drugs panels finding on a vote of 15-2 that the drug is safe and effective serves as a recommendation that the FDA approve the drug. While the agency is not required to follow an advisory panels recommendation, the panels opinion carries great weight.. The panel said the safety and efficacy involved a 75 milligram dose administered three times a day to aid in improvement of respiratory symptoms and lung function.. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of about 70,000 people worldwide, according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. A defective gene and the protein it produces cause the body to produce thick, sticky ...
The Clinical and Functional TRanslation of CFTR (CFTR2) website is an international effort funded by the United States Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and supported by major academic and commercial genetic testing laboratories. CFTR2 is a searchable, public website that allows free access to information about the effects of CFTR mutations that have been found in individuals with cystic fibrosis throughout the world. ...
Background: Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) pulmonary infections are an emerging issue in the cystic fibrosis (CF) population. In Europe, Mycobacterium abscessus complex (MABSC), which may cause accelerated lung function decline, is the predominant species of NTM in patients with CF. In our clinical practice, isolation of mycobacteria consists of culture of decontaminated sputum on solid media (Lowenstein medium) and automated liquid broth method (MGIT™, Becton Dickinson®). Unfortunately, due to bacteria and fungi overgrowth, isolation of mycobacteria from sputum of these patients remains challenging. Indeed, pulmonary tract of patients with cystic fibrosis is known to be frequently colonised by microorganisms which grow faster and resist to decontamination. RGM medium is a novel agar-based culture medium which contains growth factors and selective agents to allow isolation of rapidly-growing mycobacteria. Material/methods: We evaluated RGM medium on 102 sputa of patients with CF. Samples ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - A cluster of cystic fibrosis mutations in exon 17b of the CFTR gene. T2 - A site for rare mutations. AU - Mercier, B.. AU - Lissens, W.. AU - Novelli, G.. AU - Kalaydjieva, L.. AU - De Arce, M.. AU - Kapranov, N.. AU - Canki Klain, N.. AU - Estivill, Xavier P.. AU - Palacio, Ana. AU - Cashman, S.. AU - Savov, A.. AU - Audrézet, M. P.. AU - Dallapicolla, B.. AU - Liebaers, I.. AU - Quéré, I.. AU - Raguénès, O.. AU - Verlingue, C.. AU - Férec, C.. PY - 1994/9. Y1 - 1994/9. N2 - Intensive screening has improved our understanding of the profile of mutations in the CFTR gene in which more than 400 mutations have been detected to date. In collaboration with several European laboratories we are involved in such analysis. We have identified 14 new mutations in exon 17b of CFTR, having analysed 780 CF chromosomes, and have compared the frequency of mutations in this exon with that of other regions of the CFTR gene. The results obtained indicate an accumulation of mutations, not only ...
Cystic Fibrosis is autosomal recessive inheritance. This gene is known as CFTR and is found on chromosome seven. One in three thousand three hundred Caucasions will have this disease. Cystic Fibrosis is a disease that is caused by defective chloride transport that leads to high levels of mucus in the lungs and pancreas, high sweat chloride levels, and other digestive and respiratory problems. Cystic Fibrosis is one of the most common genetic diseases. Cystic Fibrosis was recognized as a specific identity by Dorothy Anderson of New York in 1938. The condition is characterized by early onset of sever intestinal malabsorption, failure to thrive and recurrent chest infections and pneumonia which, if untreated, leads to death from malnutrition and respiratory failure in infancy or early childhood. Because of the improved treatment with anitbiotics and better pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy, the average survival has steadily improved to around 37 years ...
Scientific experiments examining what happens to the faulty channel protein that causes cystic fibrosis during inflammation have yielded unexpected and exciting results. The study, conducted by Sara Bitam and her colleagues at INSERM in France, has just passed peer review on open science publishing platform F1000Research (http://f1000research.com/articles/4-218/v2).. Cystic fibrosis is a life-limiting auto. ...
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1. Balaščaková M, Piskáčková T, Holubová A, et al. Současné metodické postupy a přehled preimplantační, prenatální a postnatální DNA diagnostiky cystické fibrózy v České republice. Čes-slov Pediat 2008;63 (2): 62-75. 2. Ďurdíková V, Gajanová J, Babčanová E. Nefarmakologická terapia bronchopulmonálneho postihnutia u detí s cystickou fibrózou. Pediatria (Bratisl) 2008;3 (5): 273-276. 3. Livraghi A, Randell SH. Cystic fibrosis and other respiratory diseases of impaired mucus clearance. Toxicol Pathol 2007; 35 (1): 116-129. 4. Schram CA. Atypical cystic fibrosis: identification in the primary care setting. Can Fam Physician 2012; 58 (12): 1341-1345. 5. Kayserová H. Cystická fibróza. Via pract 2007; 4 (3): 128-132. 6. Vávrová V, et al. Cystická fibróza. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2005. 7. Wilschanski M, Famini H, Strauss-Liviatan N, et al. Nasal potential difference measurements in patients with atypical cystic fibrosis. Eur Respir J 2001; 17 (6): ...
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Allergies : Students with cystic fibrosis have a much higher susceptibility to allergens which often impacts their ability to breathe. Breathing Difficulty : Students with cystic fibrosis have difficulty in cold weather and are very susceptible to infection, and may struggle during high pollen seasons. Chemical Sensitivity : Students with cystic fibrosis should avoid exposure to inhalable chemicals (e.g. cigarette smoke, automobile exhaust) or chemical sprays such as pesticides. Climate Sensitivity : Extremely cold temperatures can exacerbate breathing difficulties in students with cystic fibrosis, and extremely hot temperatures can increase their sweat production which can lead to dehydration and circulatory complications. Dietary Needs : Students with cystic fibrosis may need to avoid certain foods which may aggravate symptoms. Fatigue (Physical) : Students with cystic fibrosis may experience physical fatigue due to difficulty breathing, chronic cough, poor quality sleep, chronic pain, ...
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease that causes problems with the ability of different organs in the body to work. More specifically, the buildup of sticky and thick mucus inside the lungs, pancreas, and other organs leads to frequent bacterial lung infections, reduced lung function, and chronic gastrointestinal (digestive) problems. Cystic fibrosis can also impact the liver and reproductive systems. Mucus is vital to lubricating and protecting the linings of the airways, digestive system, reproductive system, and other organs and tissues. In individuals with cystic fibrosis, the mucus that is produced is abnormally thick and sticky. This abnormal mucus can clog the airways, leading to severe problems with breathing and bacterial infections in the lungs. These chronic (constant) infections cause coughing, wheezing, and inflammation. Over time, mucus buildup and infections result in permanent lung damage, including the formation of scar tissue (fibrosis) and cysts in the lungs; hence the ...
Investors bid up shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. to a record high Friday after the Cambridge biotechnology company released clinical trial data late Thursday that appeared to dramatically improve the prospects of its plan to build a portfolio of cystic fibrosis drugs. The treatments, only one of which is currently approved for sale, could help up to 30,000 people in the United States and 70,000 globally who suffer from the inherited disease. Cystic fibrosis causes mucus to thicken and block the passage of air to the lungs, making it harder for patients to breathe and digest food. About half of those born with the condition dont live past age 38, according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which funds drug research.
Everyone at CFA is committed to improving clinical practice and patient outcomes with the aim of extending life expectancy from 37 to 50 years by 2025.. It is an imposing challenge. Every four days a baby is born in Australia with cystic fibrosis (CF) and more than one million Australians are carriers of CF genes. Cystic Fibrosis Australia (CFA) is working to transform lives and reduce the burden of the disease.. Cystic Fibrosis Australia believes that all people with CF should have the opportunity to lead full, productive and valuable lives with access to the best treatments and high quality clinical care.. CFA supports the broad CF community through Advocacy, Research and Clinical Improvement funding. CFA is committed to improving clinical practice and patient outcomes and experiences.. Cystic Fibrosis Australia has established a consistent approach to advocacy across Australia and is now a subject matter expert for government, industry and the media. We also support state and territory CF ...
But this method isnt viable for cystic fibrosis patients, who are already battling chronic lung infections and inflammation. "If we deliver a virus to the lungs, even if its a hollow virus, it will initiate an inflammatory response, making the patient even sicker. So thats the last thing we need in the cystic fibrosis patient," Lee says.. Lee and his colleagues hope to solve this problem by delivering gene therapy through an aerosol that patients can inhale. In a previous study, he found that dripping a solution containing a functioning copy of the cystic fibrosis gene (CFTR) into the noses of mice without the gene could successfully deliver it into the lungs.. Successful gene therapy depends not only on where genes are delivered, but also on how well genes are transferred - the ability of cells in the body to take and express the new gene as one of their own. Recently, Lee and his colleagues repeated the experiment with HSV1-tk, a gene often used to measure the expression of transferred ...
There is no known cure for cystic fibrosis so the main purpose of treatment is to reduce the severity of the symptoms and give the patient the best possible quality of life. New antibiotics developed recently are more effective in fighting infections and killing the bacteria that causes them. Faster acting inhalers deliver the medications straight to the airways. Long-term users of antibiotics have the potential of developing a resistance to drug therapy. The role of white blood cells in the body is to attack bacteria. When the DNA in the cells is released it makes the mucus thicker. There is a new aerosol drug that can be prescribed to breaks up the DNA into pieces and makes the mucus thinner. The new drug is called dornase alfa and it does have side effects. The drug can cause sore throat and increased irritation in the airways.. Medications including albuterol may help keep the air passages and bronchial tubes clearer. Cystic fibrosis patients must have a way to clear the mucus from their ...
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Background: Expert patient programmes have been introduced in the UK as a new approach to chronic disease management for the 21st century. The average survival age of those with cystic fibrosis (CF) has steadily increased such that the majority of those with the condition now live into adulthood. Currently, specialist CF centres deliver the core of medical care, with primary care providing access to prescribed medicines, referral to other services, and care of non-CF needs, however, it is necessary to provide a more comprehensive service for adult CF patients, involving both specialist centres and primary care. To date, little is known about these expert patients experiences of primary care. Aim: To investigate how young adults with CF perceive and experience primary healthcare services. Design of study: Qualitative study. Setting: One specialist CF centre in southeast England. Method: Inter view study of 31 patients with CF, aged 18 years or over. Results: Adults with CF consult in primary ...
Miller Childrens Cystic Fibrosis program is one of the largest in the U.S. and provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care including evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for children from birth to age 18, with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). The program also provides comprehensive care, including diagnostic testing such as, sweat tests, genetic tests, throat cultures, sputum cultures, blood work and chest x-rays.. Symptoms of cystic fibrosis may resemble other conditions which is why it is always important to consult a specialist for diagnosis. However, each child may experience symptoms differently. Infants born with CF usually show symptoms within the first year. Some children, though, may not show symptoms until later in life.. The following are the most common symptoms for CF:. ...
Review question We reviewed the evidence about the effect of inhaled corticosteroids in people with cystic fibrosis.. Background Repeated chest infections in people with cystic fibrosis cause inflammation and damage to the lungs which, in the long term, is the most common reason for death in people with cystic fibrosis. Inhaled corticosteroids are often used to treat inflammation, but may cause some side effects. Some of these side effects are less serious, for example oral thrush, but others are more serious, such as reduced growth rate in childhood. This is an update of an earlier review.. Search date The last search for evidence was on 15 August 2016.. Study characteristics In this updated review, 13 trials reported the use of inhaled corticosteroids in 506 people with cystic fibrosis aged between 6 and 55 years. Three trials were in children only, four in adults only and four were mixed ages; two trials did not describe the ages of the volunteers. The lung function and severity of disease of ...
This was the case at yesterdays appointment at the Vanderbilt Diabetes Center. It was our first meeting with an Endocrinologist to discuss Hubbys recent onset of Cystic Fibrosis-related Diabetes (aka CFRD). After checking vitals, they performed an A1C test. This test measures the average blood glucose control for the past 2 to 3 months. It is a simple blood test but the nurse was off her A-game. 3 finger pricks later, she finally had enough blood to read the test. After a short wait, we met with the Dr. We felt very comfortable with her and she did a great job explaining this new diagnosis that was so foreign to the both of us. The A1C test came in as 6.1 and she believes this indicates that we caught the Diabetes super early, which will make the treatment going forward manageable. So, her game plan is to monitor his blood sugar for the next month, 4x per day, to determine the best insulin dosage. He was instructed to stick to his normal diet for now and to keep a food journal. At the end of ...
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Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a recessive genetic disease characterized by chronic respiratory infections and inflammation causing permanent lung damage. Recurrent infections are caused by Gram-negative antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) and the emerging pathogen genus Pandoraea. In this study, the interactions between co-colonizing CF pathogens were investigated. Both Pandoraea and Bcc elicited potent pro-inflammatory responses that were significantly greater than Ps. aeruginosa. The original aim was to examine whether combinations of pro-inflammatory pathogens would further exacerbate inflammation. In contrast, when these pathogens were colonized in the presence of Ps. aeruginosa the pro-inflammatory response was significantly decreased. Real-time PCR quantification of bacterial DNA from mixed cultures indicated that Ps. aeruginosa significantly inhibited the growth of Burkholderia multivorans, Burkholderia cenocepacia, Pandoraea
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At the beginning of this review it is essential to clarify the terminology that will be used to refer to the members of the Burkholderia cepacia complex and their relatives. The name B. cepacia will relate only to B. cepacia genomovar I. Strains resembling B. cepacia may belong to the B. cepacia complex, to otherBurkholderia species (for instance, Burkholderia gladioli), or to species from other genera (for instance,Ralstonia pickettii) that share some phenotypic or genotypic similarities with the B. cepacia complex. B. cepacia complex bacteria and organisms that may be confused with them will be altogether referred to as B. cepacia-like organisms. Most previous reports regarding these organisms were published before the recognition of the complicated taxonomic relationships between the different members of the B. cepacia complex; it is therefore unclear to what category the presumed B. cepacia isolates described would belong. For that reason, when such literature is cited, the name "B. cepacia" ...
Abnormalities in autonomic function in obese boys at-risk for insulin resistance and obstructive sleep apnea Pediatr Res. 2019 May; 85(6):790-798. . View in PubMed. Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome: diagnosis and management Expert Rev Respir Med. 2018 04; 12(4):283-292. . View in PubMed. Adult With PHOX2B Mutation and Late-Onset Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome J Clin Sleep Med. 2018 12 15; 14(12):2079-2081. . View in PubMed. A System Analysis of Delay in Outpatient Respiratory Equipment Delivery Care Manag J. 2016 Dec 01; 17(4):161-169. . View in PubMed. Children and Young Adults Who Received Tracheostomies or Were Initiated on Long-Term Ventilation in PICUs Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 08; 17(8):e324-34. . View in PubMed. Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2016 06; 12(2):229-31. . View in PubMed. Benign and Deleterious Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator Mutations Identified by Sequencing in Positive Cystic Fibrosis Newborn Screen Children from California PLoS One. ...
In the current study, six out of 139 CF patients, suffering from NTM disease, mainly due to M. abscessus, are described. It was found that ABPA and systemic steroid therapy were associated with this complication. As this is a rare condition, the series of patients with NTM reported in this study is small, and, therefore, the statistical analysis must remain weak at best. Nevertheless, it is believed that this experience underlines an important and challenging clinical aspect in CF.. NTM infection appears to be an emerging disease. A clinical microbiology laboratory in Israel reported that NTM and, in particular, the species M. chelonae (of which M. abscessus was previously considered a subspecies), M. fortuitum and M. simiae are increasing in incidence 19. During 1996-1999, 135 specimens from 9,391 patients cultured positive for NTM. Of these, five patients had M. chelonae. Between 2000 and 2003, 364 out of 9,031 patients were culture positive for NTM (p,0.0001) and, of these, 51 had M. chelonae ...
Michael W. Konstan, MD, is the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and the Austin Ricci Chair in Pediatric Pulmonary Care and Research at UH Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hospital. He is also the Gertrude Lee Chandler Tucker Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric pulmonology. His special interest is cystic fibrosis. Dr. Konstan is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Childrens Hospital of Buffalo in Buffalo, N.Y., and a fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at UH Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He was named to the University Hospitals medical staff in 1988. Dr. Konstan has served on numerous advisory boards and grant review committees for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...
"Cystic Fibrosis Canada". www.cysticfibrosis.ca. Retrieved 2017-11-30.. *^ O'Sullivan BP, Freedman SD (May 2009). "Cystic ... Cystic Fibrosis[edit]. Cystic Fibrosis is an autosomal recessive disorder that causes a variety of symptoms and complications, ... "Johns Hopkins Cystic Fibrosis Center. Retrieved 23 September 2018.. *^ a b c d e f Sander JD, Joung JK (April 2014). "CRISPR- ... Many Mendelian disorders stem from dominant point mutations within genes, for example Cystic Fibrosis, B-Thalassemia, Sickle- ...
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"Cystic Fibrosis News Today. 3 August 2018.. *^ a b Walter F., PhD. Boron (2004). Medical Physiology: A Cellular And Molecular ... Congenital disorders include cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypoplasia (an incomplete development of the lungs)[68]congenital ... These include pulmonary fibrosis which can occur when the lung is inflamed for a long period of time. Fibrosis in the lung ... and common causes of bronchiectasis include severe infections and cystic fibrosis. The definitive cause of asthma is not yet ...
Risk factors associated with Stenotrophomonas infection include HIV infection, malignancy, cystic fibrosis, neutropenia, ... maltophilia colonization rates in individuals with cystic fibrosis have been increasing.[7] ...
"Brown's son has cystic fibrosis". BBC News. 26 November 2006. Archived from the original on 27 January 2007.. ... and was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis that November.[79] ...
"Sodium channel blockers for cystic fibrosis".. *^ Dick IE, Brochu RM, Purohit Y, Kaczorowski GJ, Martin WJ, Priest BT (April ... Sodium channel blockers have been proposed for use in the treatment of cystic fibrosis,[6] but current evidence is mixed.[7] ... a novel epithelial sodium channel blocker with potential clinical efficacy for cystic fibrosis lung disease". J. Pharmacol. Exp ...
Majka, L; Goździk, J; Witt, M (2003). "Cystic fibrosis--a probable cause of Frédéric Chopin's suffering and death". Journal of ... The hypothesis that Chopin suffered from cystic fibrosis was first presented by O'Shea in 1987. Chopin possibly was sexually ... Kubba and Young pointed out a number of other conceivable, if unlikely, diagnoses, besides cystic fibrosis and alpha 1- ... Some authors considered this evidence for infertility, which favoured the cystic fibrosis hypothesis. A hypothesis of alpha 1- ...
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"FDA approves Gilead cystic fibrosis drug Cayston". BusinessWeek. February 23, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-05.. ... For example, the drug Cayston (aztreonam), marketed by Gilead Sciences for cystic fibrosis,[10] can be identified and ...
Grégory Lemarchal, French singer, 23 (cystic fibrosis). May-June[edit]. *May 6 - Đorđe Novković, Croatian songwriter, 63 ...
"Multi-layer ventilation inhomogeneity in cystic fibrosis". Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology. 233: 25-32. doi:10.1016/j. ... "Gadolinium-based MR contrast agents and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis". Radiology. 242 (3): 647. doi:10.1148/radiol.2423061640. ... ionizing radiation in mammography and the risk of inducing nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) in patients with decreased renal ...
"Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease". Dead Sea Research Center. Retrieved May 22, 2007.. ... For example, persons experiencing reduced respiratory function from diseases such as cystic fibrosis seem to benefit from the ...
Symptoms of cystic fibrosis include an inability to secrete sufficient quantities of SCN− which results in a shortage of ... 1995 Mar;26(2):161-71 Childers M, Eckel G, Himmel A, Caldwell J (2007). "A new model of cystic fibrosis pathology: lack of ... Xu Y, Szép S, Lu Z (December 2009). "The antioxidant role of thiocyanate in the pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis and other ... "Meveol: orphan drug status granted by the FDA for the treatment of cystic fibrosis". United States Food and Drug Administration ...
... as is the case for cystic fibrosis carriers. If two cystic fibrosis carriers have children, they have a 25 percent chance of ... Ratjen, Felix; Döring, Gerd (February 2003). "Cystic fibrosis". Lancet. 361 (9358): 681-689. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(03)12567-6 ...
Cystic fibrosis. Mutations in FSHB. Frasier syndrome. Various forms of congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Gonadotropin deficiency ... ISBN 0-07-140297-7. Johannesson M, Gottlieb C, Hjelte L (1997). "Delayed puberty in girls with cystic fibrosis despite good ...
Cystic fibrosis (CF), also known as mucoviscidosis, is a genetic disorder that affects mostly the lungs, but also the pancreas ... Major advances over the past few years in the management of cystic fibrosis (CF) have resulted in dramatic improvements in ... Prasad, SA; Tannenbaum, EL; Mikelsons, C (2000). "Physiotherapy in cystic fibrosis". J R Soc Med. 93 Suppl 38: 27-36. PMC ... Miller, S; Hall, DO; Clayton, CB; Nelson, R (1995). "Chest physiotherapy in cystic fibrosis; a comparative study of autogenic ...
These techniques are frequently used in cystic fibrosis. O'Sullivan, BP; Freedman, SD (30 May 2009). "Cystic fibrosis". Lancet ...
The cystic fibrosis genetic mutation known as delta-F508 in humans has been said to maintain a selective heterozygous advantage ... Bertranpetit J, Calafell F (1996). "Genetic and geographical variability in cystic fibrosis: evolutionary considerations". Ciba ... who are thus not affected by cystic fibrosis) are more resistant to V. cholerae infections.[25] In this model, the genetic ... deficiency in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator channel proteins interferes with bacteria binding to the ...
National observatory of cystic fibrosis in France, 2000-2007. *Handicap, disability and dependence in prisons (HID-prison), ...
Clearance is even higher in people with cystic fibrosis.[22] In people with muscular disorders such as myasthenia gravis or ... such as cystic fibrosis,[15] Pseudomonas aeruginosa,[16] non-tubercular mycobacterial infections[17] and bronchiectasis.[18][19 ... in Cystic Fibrosis patients with chronic infection due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa". EU Clinical Trials Register. Archived from ...
Cystic fibrosisEdit. Despite being described in 1938 as the microscopic appearance of cysts in the pancreas,[5] cystic fibrosis ... Andersen, D.H. (1938). "Cystic fibrosis of the pancreas and its relation to celiac disease". Am J Dis Child. 56: 344-399. doi: ... Greenholz SK, Krishnadasan B, Marr C, Cannon R (1997). "Biliary obstruction in infants with cystic fibrosis requiring Kasai ... is an example of a genetic disorder whose name is related to fibrosis of the cystic duct (which serves the gallbladder) and ...
Cystic fibrosisEdit. The human lung and saliva contain a wide range of antimicrobial compound including lactoperoxidase system ... "Meveol: orphan drug status granted by the FDA for the treatment of cystic fibrosis". United States Food and Drug Administration ... "Public summary of positive opinion for orphan designation of hypothiocyanite/lactoferrin for the treatment of cystic fibrosis" ... "A novel host defense system of airways is defective in cystic fibrosis". American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care ...
Cystic fibrosisEdit. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive hereditary monogenic disease of the lungs, sweat glands and ... "Cystic fibrosis gene protects against tuberculosis". New Scientist.. *^ Borzan V, Tomašević B, Kurbel S (2014). "Hypothesis: ... "Active intestinal chloride secretion in human carriers of cystic fibrosis mutations: an evaluation of the hypothesis that ... Possible respiratory advantages for heterozygote carriers of cystic fibrosis linked mutations during dusty climate of last ...
"Achromobacter xylosoxidans". Cystic Fibrosis Medicine. Retrieved 11 November 2015. Jakobsen, T.H.; Hansen, M.A.; Jensen, P.Ø.; ... In 2013, the complete genome of an A. xylosoxidans strain from a patient with cystic fibrosis was sequenced. A. xylosoxidans is ... 22 July 2013). "Complete Genome Sequence of the Cystic Fibrosis Pathogen Achromobacter xylosoxidans NH44784-1996 Complies with ... Achromobacter xylosoxidans can cause infections such as bacteremia, especially in patients with cystic fibrosis. ...
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... the ion transport activity of a cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) and that is linked to a ... Gabriel et al., "Cystic Fibrosis Heterozygote Resistance to Cholera Toxin in the Cystic Fibrosis Mouse Model," Science 266:107- ... OSullivan et al., "Cystic Fibrosis and the Phenotype Expression of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease" Am. J. Kidney ... Macromolecular conjugates of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator protein inhibitors and uses therefor ...
"Interactions between Impermeant Blocking Ions in the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator Chloride Channel Pore ... Dynamic control of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator Cl-/HCO 3 - selectivity by external Cl- ... Interactions between Impermeant Blocking Ions in the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance... Ge, Ning; Linsdell, Paul 2006 ... Novel regulation of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) channel gating by external chloride ...
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"Ciprofloxacin dry powder for inhalation in non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis",. abstract = "Introduction: Non-cystic fibrosis ... De Soyza, A., & Aksamit, T. (2016). Ciprofloxacin dry powder for inhalation in non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis. Expert ... De Soyza, A & Aksamit, T 2016, Ciprofloxacin dry powder for inhalation in non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis, Expert Opinion ... Ciprofloxacin dry powder for inhalation in non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis. Expert Opinion on Orphan Drugs. 2016 Aug 2;4(8): ...
Table 1: Adverse Reactions Occurring in at Least 2 Patients (greater than or equal to 4%) in Cystic Fibrosis (Studies 1 and 2) ... Cystic Fibrosis. Studies 1 and 2 were randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover studies of 49 patients, ages 7 to ... Cystic Fibrosis. Studies 1 and 2 were randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover studies in 49 patients, ages 7 to ... Fibrosing colonopathy in cystic fibrosis: results of a case-control study. Lancet. 1995; 346: 1247-1251. ...
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Non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis: nebulised Tobramycin prevents bronchial infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa No ... colonisation in bronchiectasis not due to cystic fibrosis.. Researchers have evaluated the efficacy of 3 months of nebulised ... of intravenous antibiotics in the eradication of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and its clinical consequences in non-cystic fibrosis ... may prevent bronchial infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa and has a favourable clinical impact on non-cystic fibrosis ...
The targeting event precisely disrupts exon 10, the site of the major mutation in patients with cystic fibrosis. The targeted ... We describe here the successful targeting in embryonal stem cells of the murine homologue (Cftr) of the cystic fibrosis ... We wish to construct a mouse model for the human inherited disease cystic fibrosis. ... Animals, Cystic Fibrosis, Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator, Disease Models, Animal, Embryo, Mammalian, Exons ...
According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, there are more than 70,000 cystic fibrosis patients across the world and about ... and cystic fibrosis. Of these, cystic fibrosis and diabetes are considered to be the biggest factors propelling the need for ... What Role do Diabetes and Cystic Fibrosis Prevalence Play in the Global Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Market?. The global ... This can be attributed to the exceptionally high prevalence of cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and chronic pancreatitis in the ...
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... (CF) is a genetic disorder that particularly affects the lungs and digestive system. Kids who ... What Is Cystic Fibrosis?. CF affects more than 30,000 kids and young adults in the United States. It disrupts the normal ... Some of the symptoms of SDS are similar to those of CF, so it may be confused with cystic fibrosis. However, in kids with SDS, ... Cystic fibrosis is the most common cause of pancreatic insufficiency in children, but a condition called Shwachman-Diamond ...
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Cystic Fibrosis: UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders dictionary. ... Cystic Fibrosis. New York: Rosen Publishing Group, 2007. Thomson, Anne H., and Ann Harris. Cystic Fibrosis: The Facts, 2nd ed. ... As with cystic fibrosis, there is no cure for TSD.. TSD is inherited in the same pattern as cystic fibrosis; that is, both ... Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). About Cystic Fibrosis. Available online at http://www.cff.org/AboutCF/ (accessed June 28, ...
Cystic fibrosis is an autosomal recessive disorder, and most carriers of the gene are asymptomatic. Cystic fibr... more ... Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common lethal inherited disease in white persons.{ref4} ... Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Fibrosis Foundation Patient registry Annual Report 2008. Bethesda, MD: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; ... encoded search term (What is cystic fibrosis (CF)?) and What is cystic fibrosis (CF)? What to Read Next on Medscape. Related ...
Adult cystic fibrosis.. Boyle MP1.. Author information. 1. Johns Hopkins Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program, Division of Pulmonary ... As it is estimated that within the next decade more than half of all individuals with cystic fibrosis will be aged 18 years or ... Cystic fibrosis is a multisystem disease characterized primarily by chronic pulmonary infection and bronchiectasis, pancreatic ... with median predicted survival in cystic fibrosis now to older than 35 years. This increase in predicted survival has also been ...
Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator Rectal Prolapse Pancreatic Insufficiency Nephrogenic ... Li M, McCann JD, Liedtke CM: Cystic AMP-dependent protein kinase opens chloride channels in normal but not cystic fibrosis ... Kollberg H: Cystic fibrosis and physical activity: An introduction. Int J Sports Med. 1988;9(Suppl):2-5.PubMedCrossRefGoogle ... Buchwald M, Tsui LC, Riordan J: The search for the cystic fibrosis gene. Am J Physiol. 1989;257:L47-L52.PubMedGoogle Scholar ...
The following organizations are good resources for information on cystic fibrosis: ... The following organizations are good resources for information on cystic fibrosis:. *Cystic Fibrosis Foundation -- www.cff.org ... US National Library of Medicine, Genetics Home Reference -- ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/cystic-fibrosis ... National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute -- www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/cystic-fibrosis ...
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What causes cystic fibrosis and how is cystic fibrosis inherited? Learn about the diagnosis, symptoms, signs, treatment and ... Cystic fibrosis is a disease of the mucus and sweat glands. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease. The outcome of the disease ... There is no cure for cystic fibrosis, treatment of symptoms is used to manage the disease. Read more: Cystic Fibrosis Article ... Cystic Fibrosis Survival Better in Canada Than in U.S.. *U.S. Families Spend 1.5 Billion Hours Yearly on Kids With Special ...
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  • We wish to construct a mouse model for the human inherited disease cystic fibrosis. (ox.ac.uk)
  • The diagnosis of cystic fibrosis is based on typical pulmonary manifestations, GI tract manifestations, a family history, and positive sweat chloride test results (see Workup). (medscape.com)
  • Johns Hopkins Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. (nih.gov)
  • Cystic fibrosis is a multisystem disease characterized primarily by chronic pulmonary infection and bronchiectasis, pancreatic exocrine impairment, and elevated sweat chloride. (nih.gov)
  • The Boston-based company was founded earlier this year and is focused on developing inhaled therapies for pulmonary diseases, including cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pneumonia. (medworm.com)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Canada is proud to publish the winter 2019 edition of Connections magazine! (cysticfibrosis.ca)
  • Please visit https://www.cysticfibrosis.ca/walk to register for the 2019 walk. (e2rm.com)
  • To learn more about Cystic Fibrosis Canada, the work we are doing or about future activities, please visit https://www.cysticfibrosis.ca to access our 2019 site! (e2rm.com)
  • The new drug - to be sold as Orkambi - is Vertex's follow-up to its breakthrough pill Kalydeco, which became the first drug to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis in 2012. (deseretnews.com)
  • LeGrys VA, Yankaskas JR, Quittell LM, Marshall BC, Mogayzel PJ Jr. Diagnostic sweat testing: the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation guidelines. (medscape.com)
  • Sato K, Sato F: Defective beta adrenergic response of cystic fibrosis sweat glands in vivo and in vitro. (springer.com)
  • Cystic fibrosis is a disease of the mucus and sweat glands. (medicinenet.com)
  • The high salt content in perspiration is the basis for the "sweat test," which is the definitive diagnostic test for the presence of cystic fibrosis. (britannica.com)
  • The sweat chloride test is a common and simple test used to evaluate a patient who is suspected of having cystic fibrosis (CF), the most common lethal genetic disease affecting Caucasians. (medicinenet.com)
  • The sweat chloride test remains the criterion standard for the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. (medscape.com)
  • Once Cystic Fibrosis is suspected, other tests like sweat tests, chest x-rays, and sinus x-rays can be used to determine the diagnosis (Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment").Mucus is normally slippery and watery within our bodies. (brightkite.com)
  • With the Cystic Fibrosis disorder mucus, sweat, and the digestive juices lining things within the body become thick and sticky (Gibbons). (brightkite.com)
  • We have affiliate centers in Spokane, Tacoma and Anchorage and collaborate with the University of Washington Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center . (seattlechildrens.org)
  • Adult inpatient services (for people age 21 or older) are provided through the adult cystic fibrosis center at UC San Diego. (rchsd.org)
  • If you want to learn more or do more, read the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation website. (scienceblogs.com)
  • I spoke with Gunnar Esiason, an advocate and educator about living with CF, and his efforts to spread awareness and advocacy as CF Advocate and Program Director for the Boomer Esiason Foundation and host of Breathe In , A Cystic Fibrosis Podcast. (forbes.com)
  • We are one of more than 110 CF centers nationwide that are accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation based on our specialized care, our participation in research and the education we offer community providers. (seattlechildrens.org)
  • The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation applauds the House for this important achievement. (redorbit.com)
  • When the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was created in 1955, few children lived to attend elementary school. (redorbit.com)
  • The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the leading organization in the United States devoted to curing and controlling cystic fibrosis. (redorbit.com)
  • The Center is accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as a patient care, teaching and research center, and has been designated a Therapeutic Development Center for research of new treatments. (rchsd.org)
  • One in 20 people carry the gene, but most aren't aware that they do, explained Suzanne Nolan, senior development director of the Maryland chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. (baltimoresun.com)
  • But with improved treatments, the typical life expectancy is now about 40 years, according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. (chicagotribune.com)
  • The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment and ensuri. (volunteermatch.org)
  • The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation raises funds to further programs of research, public and professional education and patient care. (volunteermatch.org)
  • The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation--a donor-supported, nonprofit organization--is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis (CF) and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease. (volunteermatch.org)
  • Works in conjunction with Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics (CFFT), the non-profit drug discovery and development affiliate of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. (volunteermatch.org)
  • Due to improvements in care, the typical cystic fibrosis patient today can expect to survive into their early 40s, according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. (deseretnews.com)
  • Vertex's cystic fibrosis drugs grew out of a long-term partnership with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. (deseretnews.com)
  • Last November the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation sold its royalty rights to Kalydeco and related Vertex drugs for $3.3 billion. (deseretnews.com)
  • The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation needs a social media manager , and Pixability is on the hunt for an account manager . (adweek.com)
  • EUGENE, Ore. -- The Oregon Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis foundation hosted a Great Strides walk as a part of the largest national event to raise money and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis. (kezi.com)
  • The study was funded in part by The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, The Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), Canada Research Chair (CRC) program and the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). (innovations-report.com)
  • The research is funded by the National Institutes of Health (R01DK55835) and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. (eurekalert.org)
  • Tomorrow night (May 8), the restaurant is hosting a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation . (insidesocal.com)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Canada, formerly the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, is a Canada-wide health charity established in 1960, with volunteers in more than 50 chapters across Canada. (wikipedia.org)
  • Shinerama List of cystic fibrosis organizations Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Cystic Fibrosis Trust "Annual Report 2009: Keeping a Promise" (PDF). (wikipedia.org)
  • Li M, McCann JD, Liedtke CM: Cystic AMP-dependent protein kinase opens chloride channels in normal but not cystic fibrosis airway epithelium. (springer.com)
  • Cystic Fibrosis is a serious genetic disorder caused by the inheritance of a defective transporter protein . (scienceblogs.com)
  • The treatment of cystic fibrosis includes the intake of pancreatic enzyme supplements and a diet high in calories , protein, and fat . (britannica.com)
  • Although Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited disorder, the parents normally do not have it because they only have one faulty gene, and their normal gene is able to "take over" and produce the necessary protein.There are many tests that doctors can use to diagnose Cystic Fibrosis. (brightkite.com)
  • If both parents are carriers of the CF gene, but don't have the disease themselves, their child will have a 1 in 4 chance of inheriting both defective copies and having cystic fibrosis. (baltimoresun.com)
  • More than 10 million Americans carry the defective Cystic Fibrosis gene without knowing (Gibbons). (brightkite.com)
  • Every time two parent carriers of the defective Cystic Fibrosis gene conceive, they have a twenty-five percent chance that their child will inherit the disorder. (brightkite.com)
  • The Cystic Fibrosis Trust has more information about complications of cystic fibrosis and preventing cross-infection . (www.nhs.uk)
  • Infographic: Lung transplant for cystic fibrosis May 16, 2018, 04:00 p.m. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Thank you for supporting the 2018 Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History. (e2rm.com)
  • rs113993958 , also known as D110H (risk allele C), is associated with a mild form of cystic fibrosis. (snpedia.com)
  • I'd never even heard of cystic fibrosis until I was pregnant with my first child. (baltimoresun.com)
  • 1 Have you ever heard of cystic fibrosis? (edhelper.com)
  • About 13 percent of cystic fibrosis cases among Ashkenazi Jews are caused by this rare SNP . (snpedia.com)
  • Also we will enroll subjects (18 years and older) that don[Single Quote]t have a history of cystic fibrosis or any immunocompromised condition as a control group in this study. (utsouthwestern.edu)
  • Young man with a history of cystic fibrosis has hyperinflation and predominantly upper lobe bronchiectasis. (medscape.com)
  • Patient with a history of cystic fibrosis has complete right lung atelectasis with extreme bronchiectasis. (medscape.com)
  • As a result of the complex and multisystemic involvement of cystic fibrosis and the need for care by specialists, treatment and follow-up care at specialty centers with multidisciplinary care teams (ie, cystic fibrosis centers) is recommended (see Treatment). (medscape.com)
  • The Cystic Fibrosis Center at Boston Children's Hospital is one of the oldest and largest CF centers in the U.S. We treat more than 600 children and adults each year, providing a broad range of evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and patient education services. (childrenshospital.org)
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Pfizer Inc.'s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) today announced the renewal of an agreement designed to identify and advance new drug candidates linked to major diseases, such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, colitis, heart failure, Alzheimer's disease, and cystic fibrosis. (medworm.com)
  • Oh behalf of the cystic fibrosis community, I want to thank members of Congress for their commitment to fight cystic fibrosis. (redorbit.com)
  • During its 11-year-run, the event raised about $100,000 to fight cystic fibrosis. (baltimoresun.com)
  • The possibility of discovering a drug in the near future to control cystic fibrosis (CF) has been given a major boost by Harvard stem cell researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). (medindia.net)
  • These tests can also be used to diagnose cystic fibrosis in older children and adults who didn't have the newborn test. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Doctors diagnose cystic fibrosis based on the results from various tests. (medicinenet.com)
  • People with cystic fibrosis (CF) are among those who might be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 . (cdc.gov)
  • This means most people with cystic fibrosis don't absorb nutrients from food properly and need to eat more calories to avoid malnutrition . (www.nhs.uk)
  • People with cystic fibrosis may need to take different medicines to treat and prevent lung problems. (www.nhs.uk)
  • People with cystic fibrosis also have a higher risk of developing other conditions. (www.nhs.uk)
  • It's estimated around 1 in every 25 people in the UK are carriers of cystic fibrosis. (www.nhs.uk)
  • A mutated type of these bacteria, called the "mucoid" form, can contribute to fatal pneumonia in people with the genetic disorder, cystic fibrosis. (newscientist.com)
  • Holy crap … I thought the article was a solid wall of garbage until that point, but when they stoop to victim blaming and telling people that cystic fibrosis is a "choice", I suddenly find myself sympathizing with those people who believe in a Hell, because I want this person to go there. (scienceblogs.com)
  • I think it's important for people to know that cystic fibrosis is a complex, multi-system disease. (forbes.com)
  • Reacting to the decision in a statement, David Ramsden, chief executive of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, said: "This is a landmark moment for the hundreds of people with CF and their families across Scotland who have tirelessly campaigned for years to access these drugs. (medscape.com)
  • Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disorder mainly affecting people of European ancestry. (britannica.com)
  • this legislation recognizes the unique challenges that face people with cystic fibrosis. (redorbit.com)
  • Lung function often starts to decline in early childhood in people who have cystic fibrosis. (medicinenet.com)
  • Today, some people who have cystic fibrosis are living into their forties, fifties, and older. (medicinenet.com)
  • In people with cystic fibrosis, the body produces mucus that is abnormally thick and sticky. (medicinenet.com)
  • Vertex said it expected the number of people using its cystic fibrosis medicines to increase in 2017 and generate data that will be used in treating the underlying cause of the disease. (reuters.com)
  • In people with cystic fibrosis, glands in many parts of the body don't handle salt and water normally. (rchsd.org)
  • Not all people with cystic fibrosis have all the usual signs and symptoms, and some are sicker than others when they are diagnosed. (rchsd.org)
  • Today, thanks to continued research and specialized care, an increasing number of people with cystic fibrosis are living into adulthood and leading healthier lives that include careers, marriage and families of their own, according to the CFF website. (baltimoresun.com)
  • In what researchers are calling a "breakthrough," two preliminary trials have found that either of two triple-drug regimens could potentially benefit 90 percent of people with cystic fibrosis. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Indeed, the CFF recommends that two people with cystic fibrosis should be kept a minimum of 6 feet (2 meters) apart because of the risk of cross-infection between people with the disease. (livescience.com)
  • Cystic fibrosis is the UK's most common life-threatening inherited disease, affecting over 8,000 people. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Twenty-six years after the gene implicated in cystic fibrosis was found , gene therapy has been able to help people with the condition. (newscientist.com)
  • Cystic fibrosis is one of the most common genetic diseases, affecting about 70,000 people worldwide. (newscientist.com)
  • But if people can get Cystic Fibrosis through air from people who have colds. (brightkite.com)
  • As people with CF live longer, the incidence of cystic fibrosis liver disease (CFLD) increases. (childrenshospital.org)
  • Nearly 70,000 people worldwide are living with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease. (eurekalert.org)
  • Lung problems are responsible for death in 80% of people with cystic fibrosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, by the mid-1980s, more than half of all victims of cystic fibrosis survived into adulthood because of aggressive therapeutic measures. (britannica.com)
  • Researchers may have found a new treatment that reduces lung inflammation in cystic fibrosis. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The results were published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine, coinciding with the researchers' presentation at a North American Cystic Fibrosis meeting, in Denver. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Each year, Cystic Fibrosis Canada awards more than $7 million in grants to CF researchers, and approximately $2 million in grants to the 42 CF clinics, and five transplant centres across the country. (wikipedia.org)
  • Canadian researchers are viewed as leaders in the global effort to find a cure or control for cystic fibrosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • This form of diabetes has features of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and is called Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes or CFRD. (nih.gov)
  • Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD) can lead to glucose intolerance and insulin-dependent diabetes. (childrenshospital.org)
  • Call 800-345-4363 to request forms, or photocopy the Cystic Fibrosis Screening Questionnaire from the Genetics Appendix online. (labcorp.com)