New X-ray imaging developed by scientists
(Monash University) Scientists have developed an X-ray imaging system that enables researchers to see 'live' how effective treatments are for cystic fibrosis.
According to study published in theJournal of Cystic Fibrosis, a bionic pancreas with a glucose monitoring system, linked to a smart phone app, may help control blood sugar levels in cystic fibrosis-related diabetes.Speciality Medical Dialogues
Conclusions. The applied diagnostic criteria had no significant effect on the reported rate of ABPA prevalence. PMID: 31702121 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Cystic fibrosis (CF), the most common autosomal recessive disease in Caucasians, is caused by mutations of the CF transmembrane regulator protein (CFTR) gene. Loss of function mutations of CFTR-mediated chloride and bicarbonate transport in the apical membrane of epithelial cells lead to impaired mucociliary clearance and accumulation of mucus in various organs, resulting in chronic airway disease, pancreatic insufficiency, malabsorption, biliary cirrhosis, and infertility [1 –2]. Individuals with CF are classically at risk for malnutrition, which is related to inadequate intake, increased energy expenditure, and malabsorption .
To evaluate the impact of combining nebulised hyaluronic acid plus hypertonic saline (HA + HS) with oscillatory positive expiratory pressure (oscillatory-PEP) on sputum expectoration and related symptoms in adults with cystic fibrosis (CF).
Publication date: Available online 8 November 2019Source: Respiratory InvestigationAuthor(s): Lucia Vietri, Annalisa Fui, Laura Bergantini, Miriana d’Alessandro, Paolo Cameli, Piersante Sestini, Paola Rottoli, Elena BargagliAbstractSerum amyloid A is an acute-phase protein with multiple immunological functions. Serum amyloid A is involved in lipid metabolism, inflammatory reactions, granuloma formation, and cancerogenesis. Additionally, serum amyloid A is involved in the pathogenesis of different autoimmune lung diseases. The levels of serum amyloid A has been evaluated in biological fluids of patients with different...
ConclusionOur findings may broaden the mutation spectrum ofCFTR in CAVD patients and provide more familial evidence that the combination of a mild variant and a severe variant intrans ofCFTR can cause vas deferens malformation.
AbstractImpaired phagocytosis ofPseudomonas aeruginosa was found in isolated monocytes of peripheral blood of cystic fibrosis patients, but not in their neutrophils, as reported some years ago. In the present study, we analysed the phagocytic capacity of peripheral blood neutrophils and monocytes of cystic fibrosis patients and of healthy controls. Phagocytosis was determined using a commercial phagocytosis “in whole blood” assay on the basis of fluorescence-labelled opsonizedEscherichia coli bacteria and flow cytometry. Venous blood of cystic fibrosis patients and of healthy controls was collected and the phag...
Conditions: Bronchial Asthma; Pulmonary Cystic Fibrosis Intervention: Diagnostic Test: Collection of breath condensate Sponsors: The Institute of Molecular and Translational Medicine, Czech Republic; University Hospital Olomouc Recruiting
AbstractIbuprofen first came to market about 50 years ago and rapidly moved to over-the-counter (OTC) sales. In April 2019, the National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM) of France issued a warning for NSAID uses by patients with infectious diseases based on an analysis of 20 years of real-world safety data on ibupr ofen and ketoprofen. Nevertheless, ibuprofen remains a mainstay in the analgesic armamentarium and with numerous randomized clinical trials, head-to-head studies, and decades of clinical experience. The authors offer a review of the safety of ibuprofen and how it may diffe...