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Cystic Fibrosis - Invasive Diagnostic Procedure For Children With Cystic Fibrosis Found Unable To Improve The Condition

Compared to a standard diagnostic procedure, infants with cystic fibrosis who received treatment based on a diagnostic procedure involving obtaining and culturing fluid samples from the lungs did not have a lower prevalence of lung-damaging infection or structural lung injury at 5 years of age, according to a study in the July 13 issue of JAMA. [...]

August 26 2011 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Cystic Fibrosis - New Diagnostic Markers And Therapeutic Approaches To Lung Disease Uncovered

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – A team of researchers, including a number from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, have pinpointed regions of the genome that contribute to the debilitating lung disease that is the hallmark of cystic fibrosis. Their findings provide insight into the causes of the wide variation in [...]

June 12 2011 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Cystic Fibrosis - Bacterial Infection Associated With Poor Lung Function In Adolescence

Children with cystic fibrosis (CF) who have poor lung function early in life are more likely also to have poor lung function in adolescence, regardless of whether they are exposed to a common infection caused by the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa in early childhood. Earlier studies had indicated infection with the bacteria early in life was [...]

June 1 2011 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Cystic Fibrosis - Individually Tailored Simple Exercises Associated With Improved Lung Function

News tips from the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, April 30-May 3, Denver, Colo. A small Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study of children and teens with cystic fibrosis (CF) shows that simple exercise, individually tailored to each patient’s preference and lifestyle, can help improve lung function and overall fitness. Frequent lung infections, [...]

May 15 2011 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Cystic Fibrosis - Combination Therapy Seen As A Cure For Cystic Fibrosis

An over-the-counter drug used to treat diarrhea combined with minocycline, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections, could one day change the lives of those living with cystic fibrosis. Researchers at McMaster University have discovered this creative approach to tackle antibiotic resistance to bacterial infections, a frequent complication of those with cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis [...]

May 3 2011 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Cystic Fibrosis Treatment - New Drug Helps Prevent Onset Of Lung Disease

Recent findings by cystic fibrosis researchers suggest that individuals with normal to mild lung impairment could be helped by a newly tested drug designed to prevent the mucus so identified with the disease. The new drug is called denufosol and is administered during the early stages and seems to hamper the onset of lung disease [...]

December 28 2010 | Posted in Health | Read More »