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Orkambi has simply changed my life…a Cystic Fibrosis reflection

A member of our community with Cystic Fibrosis reflects on two years since starting Orkambi, a medication used to treat Cystic Fibrosis. This post was originally published on our forums by member RubyRoseLee. Two Years Ago “I’ll never forget the emotions I was feeling that morning. I had just gotten …

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Digital Spirometry and the Cystic Fibrosis patient

For Cystic Fibrosis, the spirometry test given by the clinic is a very important measurement. From Wikipedia we learn: “Spirometry (meaning the measuring of breath) is the most common of the pulmonary function tests (PFTs). It measures lung function, specifically the amount (volume) and/or speed (flow) of air that can …

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New on Cystic Fibrosis Social Media (@knowCF)

What’s new on the Cystic Fibrosis social media pages (@KnowCF)? We are active on social media – want to know the latest news? Please follow the links to see what is new on our Cystic Fibrosis Social Media channels. Post your own comment – or just see what others are …

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Tamika Grubbs RN Here to Help our Cystic Fibrosis Community!

Hello, my name is Tamika Grubbs and I am a CF nurse consultant with over 4 years of experience. In the past, I served as an Adult CF coordinator for Central Florida Pulmonary Group, CF Clinical Regional Specialist and CF Manager for Kroger Specialty Pharmacy (formerly TLCRx Pharmacy). I am …

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New on Cystic Fibrosis Social Media (@knowCF)

What’s new on the Cystic Fibrosis social media pages (@KnowCF)? We are active on social media – want to know the latest news? Please follow the links to see what is new on our Cystic Fibrosis Social Media channels. Post your own comment – or just see what others are …

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The Data Will See You Now! and Cystic Fibrosis Data is Valuable!

I was invited to speak at the PanagoraPharma Conference on Mobile Technology on June 28, 2017. I arrived first thing on Tuesday morning, slide set in hand. The 40th floor of Trade Tower 7 New York City is just as amazing as it sounds…but as I walked in, I was …

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Home Monitoring vs. Traditional Care in CF: Year-Long Study Results

A study of home monitoring vs. traditional cystic fibrosis care in 267 patients age fourteen and older showed that after a year, FEV1 decline is similar in both models, though exacerbations are detected earlier in the home monitoring group. Home monitoring consisted of twice weekly electronic logging of spirometry and …

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What is Cystic Fibrosis – Infographic

What is Cystic Fibrosis? View this handy infographic which explains, in a summarized format, what Cystic Fibrosis is, including symptoms, genetics, diagnosis and treatment. Feel free to share this infographic and at the bottom of the page, you will find a handy printable version of ‘What is Cystic Fibrosis’ (adapted to letter-sized …

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Amber’s Cystic Fibrosis Miracle

Introduction My name is Amber Newman and I’m twenty-five years old, soon to be twenty-six. I was diagnosed with CF when I was seven months old due to failure to thrive. I’ve been a member at CysticFibrosis.com since I was twelve years old. I’ve been able to connect with an …

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Lung Clearance Index Improved in Children Ages 6-11 on Ivacaftor/Lumacaftor

Ivacaftor/Lumacaftor Improves Lung Clearance Index Score In Children A new phase 3 study, led by The Hospital for Sick Children at the University of Toronto, Canada, has been completed on the CF treatment ivacaftor/lumacaftor in children ages 6-11 with two F508-del CFTR mutations. In a group of 206 children from …

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