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Enzymes – Frequently Asked Questions

Newly Diagnosed/Infancy The doctors want me to give the enzymes to my baby in food but he’s only a week old? I thought we weren’t supposed to give solids that early. My baby nurses by grazing. When do I give more enzymes? I’m supposed to give ½ an enzyme. How …

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Toddler Bubby, taking enzymes for Cystic Fibrosis treatment

80%-90% of people with Cystic Fibrosis need to take enzyme capsules before they eat, as part of their Cystic Fibrosis treatment. In Cystic Fibrosis, as the lungs produce thick, sticky mucus, the pancreas also makes the same type of mucus that blocks the release of enzymes needed for digestion. When …

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Your Questions on Nutraceuticals

From our Survey in 2015 Qualitative Research: YOUR Questions   What are some natural treatments that are safe and effective to enhance regular treatments? Who will work with CF patients regarding natural remedies such as essential oils? What foods, natural remedies, or supplements have most helped patients slow the progression …

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How cystic fibrosis promotes lung infections

From the NIH At a Glance Scientists discovered how cystic fibrosis raises the risk for lung infections. The findings also identify a novel potential therapeutic target. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disorder that results in a buildup of thick and sticky mucus in the lungs, airways, and other organs. Excess …

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Cystic Fibrosis treatment: Hypertonic Saline Questions

These question were posed by CysticFibrosis.com and answered by: Michael McPeck, RRT Respiratory Therapist   What is hypertonic saline (HTS)? HTS is sterile water into which common salt (sodium chloride, NaCl) has been dissolved.  The degree of salinity, or salt concentration must be greater than 0.9% in order to be …

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Trial results of Ivacaftor in Cystic Fibrosis children ages 2-5

Results are out from a two part study involving children ages 2-5 with at least one gating mutation trying Ivacaftor (a medication used in Cystic Fibrosis treatment) From the Lancet Respiratory Journal, 20 January 2016 Ivacaftor has been shown to be a safe, effective treatment for cystic fibrosis in patients …

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New cystic fibrosis drug has high potential, high cost

Written by Tracey Walker Source: Managed Healthcare Executive FDA’s approval of Vertex Pharmaceutical’s groundbreaking lumacaftor/ivacaftor (Orkambi) for cystic fibrosis (CF) is the first drug to treat the underlying cause of CF in people ages 12 and older with two copies of the F508del mutation. CF is an inherited chronic disease that affects …

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Concert Pharma’s Modified Version of Cystic Fibrosis Therapy Ivacaftor Outperforms Kalydeco in Early Testing

Written by Patricia Inacio, PhD Source: Cystic Fibrosis News Today Concert Pharma recently announced successful results from a Phase 1 single ascending dose clinical trial for their lead investigational drug CTP-656 as a therapy for cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening disease characterized by a progressive lung function decline and is caused …

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