26, just diagnosed, advice/input/kind words welcome.

Hey guys, whats up? Here's my story.... For the past 6 months I've been having bad stomach problems, hard time keeping food or liquids down, throwing up after meals because I was too full, etc. I ended up losing around 40 lbs and just feeling not myself. I went to numerous doctors, got cat scans, and enoscopy, etc over the summer and basically they just gave me ppi meds for acid reflux and shrugged their shoulders. After months of the same story, I went to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick. NJ and was emitted. I was there for about ten days, mostly running the same tests, but the doctors actually believed me that it wasn't acid reflux and something else, a different underlying problem. I eventually got an endoscopy done while I was in there that showed food still in my stomach and was diagnosed with gastroperesis. The day I was suppose to go home from the hospital one of the doctors on my case through out the idea of giving me a sweat test. Well you can guess what happened next and that's why I'm here. My results were 58 and 70 and apparently I cystic fibrosis and my pancreas have been causing all of these problems. My question for you guys; is anyone familiar with or could direct me where I could learn more about CF variants? The doctor's never thought to check me for cf because of my age (26) and the fact I've never had any bad lung problems or hospital stints because of my lungs. So my question is, can you have CF and not have lung issues? My doctor told me ...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Newly Diagnosed Forum - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Newly Diagnosed Source Type: forums

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Authors: Lopez RN, Lemberg DA Abstract Gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) in infancy is common, physiological and self-limiting; it is distinguished from gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) by the presence of organic complications and/or troublesome symptomatology. GORD is more common in infants with certain comorbidities, including history of prematurity, neurological impairment, repaired oesophageal atresia, repaired diaphragmatic hernia, and cystic fibrosis. The diagnosis of GORD in infants relies almost exclusively on clinical history and examination findings; the role of invasive testing and empirical trials...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The evidence provided by this review is of variable quality, but suggests that all techniques and devices described may have a place in the clinical treatment of people with CF. Following meta-analyses of the effects of PEP versus other airway clearance techniques on lung function and patient preference, this Cochrane Review demonstrated that there was high-quality evidence that showed a significant reduction in pulmonary exacerbations when PEP using a mask was compared with HFCWO. It is important to note that airway clearance techniques should be individualised throughout life according to developmental stage...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Conclusion: These data suggest the sputum proteome of CF subjects may be influenced by gastro-oesophageal reflux. Although this appears to support a relationship between reflux and CF lung disease, it is not currently possible to conclude if this is a consequence of reflux aspiration. We aim to further explore these proteome differences, with the eventual aim of developing a protein biomarker for diagnosis of reflux aspiration.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Cystic fibrosis Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study suggests that E. coli isolation in respiratory secretions may be favored by the presence of meconium ileus in the neonatal period and concomitant ENT pathology. We found no relationship with GER diagnosis. More studies are needed to define clinical significance ot these findings.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Cystic fibrosis Source Type: research
Conclusion: Regarding the complex nature of cystic fibrosis and the necessity of constant monitoring of patients during the life-span, the demographic, clinical and laboratory analysis of patients and registering and standardization of patients’ data, can be a major step in the better understanding of the disease and thereby increasing the quality of life and life expectancy in the affected population.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Cystic fibrosis Source Type: research
In conclusion, the incidence of M abscessus does not seem to be increasing in non-CF patients in our institution. There may be an epidemiological link with acid suppression and reflux disease, this hypothesis has been previously reported in patients with CF.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Respiratory infections Source Type: research
Semin Respir Crit Care Med DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1697591Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a multiorgan disease, and gastrointestinal (GI) manifestations can contribute to significant morbidity and mortality for individuals with CF. Up to 85% of patients with CF experience GI symptoms, thus addressing the GI aspects of this disease is paramount. With the advent of highly effective CF transmembrane conductance regulator modulators that are increasingly available, many individuals with CF now have significantly improved life expectancy. With these advances, GI manifestations that can be a detriment to quality of life such as gastroesopha...
Source: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
BackgroundChronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is associated with bronchiectasis; however, this relationship has not been well studied in the United States (US) population. In this work we aimed to determine the prevalence of CRS among patients with bronchiectasis affiliated with a US tertiary medical center and identify which comorbid diseases are associated with the presence of CRS in patients with bronchiectasis.MethodsThis was a retrospective cohort study in which data were obtained from a large database warehouse at a tertiary care center. Patients with bronchiectasis were identified from 2007 to 2017 using diagnosis codes fr...
Source: International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
The chronic colonisation of the respiratory tract by the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the primary cause of morbidity and mortality in Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients. P. aeruginosa has been shown to undergo extensive genomic adaptation facilitating its persistence within the CF lung allowing it to evade the host immune response and outcompete co-colonising residents of the lung microbiota. However, whilst several studies have described the various mutations that frequently arise in clinical isolates of P. aeruginosa, the environmental factors governing the emergence of these genetic variants is less well ...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and obesity are associated with frequent exacerbations and poor quality of life in people living with asthma. Multiple mechanisms have been proposed for the effect of obesity, including modification of inflammation affecting epithelial cell proliferation and wound repair, while the role of GORD is poorly understood and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are of variable efficacy. GORD might exert a deleterious effect by inducing vagal reflex, neuroinflammation and directly triggering airway inflammation (via microaspiration). Studies of reflux in animal models and human bronchial epitheli...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Articles: Research letters Source Type: research
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