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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YOUR DATA! Your Questions on Self Management

Here are your questions on Self Management from our Survey last Spring What paperwork should I keep or throw away? More up to date convenient equipment Easiest ways to clean a nebulizer? How can I learn more about the various nebulizer on the market, and which are best? How much …

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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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Genome editing with CRISPR-Cas9

This video explains how research in genome editing may help treat genetic diseases like CF in the future.

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Newly Diagnosed: What is Cystic Fibrosis

What is Cystic Fibrosis and how are genetics involved? This article shares some helpful information if you are newly diagnosed. Written by Aboveallislove Introduction Welcome to CysticFibrosis.com. If you are new to Cystic Fibrosis because you recently learned your unborn or newborn baby has, or may have, Cystic Fibrosis, please …

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Cystic Fibrosis testing: Genetic testing and sweat test

Written by LightNLife and Ambry Genetics updated by Melissa75   How many different CF mutations are there? More than 2000 and new ones being added all the time. http://www.genet.sickkids.on.ca/cftr/StatisticsPage.html What is meant by a “panel” test? A panel tests for a predefined number of mutations. It’s possible that a panel …

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A Conversation on Filing Taxes with Cystic Fibrosis

CF Tax Deductions Often people with Cystic Fibrosis and families with children with Cystic Fibrosis are not aware of the tax deductions they may be able to make to help offset the costs of the condition. Watch the videos and learn more….

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Cystic Fibrosis Resource and Information Needs Survey

Written by Melissa75 and Imogene In the Spring of 2015, we surveyed the CF community on resource and information needs. 478 people responded, answering questions about the resources for CF care they most believe could improve their CF care, and what topics they’re most interested in learning about. We’d like …

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