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When Tina Gibson got married seven years ago, she knew it was unlikely that she would have children naturally. Her husband, 33-year-old Benjamin Gibson, had cystic fibrosis, a condition that can make men infertile, the couple told CNN. The East Tennessee couple decided they would eventually adopt a child instead — and that they would foster several children […]Related:FDA approves first gene therapy for an inherited diseaseThis model lost a leg because of an infection from tampons. Here’s what she wants you to know.Debate erupts within HHS about ‘words to avoid’ such as ‘vulnerable,’ ‘diversity’ and ‘entitlement’
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Publication date: Available online 7 May 2019Source: Reproductive BioMedicine OnlineAuthor(s): Anna Tournier, Marlène Murris, Anne Prevotat, Annlyse Fanton, Célia Bettiol, Jean ParinaudAbstractEven though the impact of cystic fibrosis (CF) on male fertility is well known, very few studies have investigated its effect on women fertility. In order to evaluate the fertility status of women with cystic fibrosis a questionnaire was sent to 220 women with cystic fibrosis. The questions concerned their desire to become a parent, achievement or not of a pregnancy, the time to became pregnant, the way to obtain pregna...
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by pancreatic insufficiency and chronic endobronchial airway infection. This latter feature results in progressive bronchiectasis and ultimately respiratory failure, which is the leading cause of death in patients with CF. Other complications include sinusitis, diabetes mellitus, bowel obstruction, hepatobiliary disease, hyponatremic dehydration, and infertility. Diagnosis of CF is confirmed by demonstration of elevated sweat chloride. Most cases of CF are identified through newborn screening (NBS). There are also infants with positive N...
Source: Pediatric Annals - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Pediatr Ann Source Type: research
Blood, saliva, urine, sweat or even ear wax can carry valuable information about an individual’s medical state. Until now, even simpler tests on such bodily fluids had to be carried out at medical facilities, but with the recent uptick in the development of digital diagnostic technologies, more and more solutions appear on the market which enable the patient to do such tests at home. Here we take a look around the bodily fluid business. From bloodletting to digital sweat measurement Blood, yellow bile, black bile, phlegm. Although it doesn’t sound appealing, the ancient Greek already thought that bodily f...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers Portable Diagnostics blood bodily fluid digital digital health digital solutions digital tattoo saliva smart smart healthcare sweat technology urine Source Type: blogs
Background: The CFTR gene is responsible for the autosomal recessive disease Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and CFTR-related disorders (CFTR-RD). More than 2000 variants have been reported. However, the CFTR genotype remains incomplete (with one or none disease-causing variants) in 1% of CF typical cases and even more in CFTR-RD.Aims and Objectives: To find the second disease causing-variant in unsolved cases of CF and CFTR-RD with new methods and assess their biological impact.Methods: We looked for deep intronic variants by studying the whole CFTR locus by Next Generation Sequencing. Impact of variants on splicing was confirmed by...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Cystic fibrosis Source Type: research
We describe a man with history of infertility and recurrent bronchitis who was diagnosed with CF at age 69.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: M209 Source Type: research
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder resulting from a mutation in the gene which encodes a cellular transmembrane protein channel known as the CF transmembrane conductance regulator. Located systemically on the surface of numerous cells, these altered channels yield multisystem dysfunction. Typical manifestations seen are chronic, progressive, obstructive lung disease, pancreatic insufficiency, CF-related diabetes mellitus, malabsorption and malnutrition, liver disease, and infertility.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
The “mild” gene variant, p.Arg117His in cystic fibrosis (CF) results in highly variable phenotypes ranging from male infertility to severe lung disease. Due to current interest to include this group in CFTR-targeted therapies, this study aims to describe the disease spectrum.
Source: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
ine W Abstract Infertility is a disease characterized by the failure to establish a clinical pregnancy after 12 months of regular and unprotected sexual intercourse. It is estimated to affect between 8 and 12% of reproductive-aged couples worldwide. Males are found to be solely responsible for 20-30% of infertility cases but contribute to 50% of cases overall. Secondary infertility is the most common form of female infertility around the globe, often due to reproductive tract infections. The three major factors influencing the spontaneous probability of conception are the time of unwanted non-conception, the age...
Source: Clinical Biochemistry - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Clin Biochem Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: We were unable to identify any eligible studies for inclusion in this review and hence it is not possible to draw any conclusions based on randomised controlled studies. However, we are aware of uncontrolled studies which support the efficacy of newborn screening for galactosaemia. There are a number of reviews and economic analyses of non-trial literature suggesting that screening is appropriate. PMID: 29274129 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
When Tina Gibson got married seven years ago, she knew it was unlikely that she would have children naturally. Her husband, 33-year-old Benjamin Gibson, had cystic fibrosis, a condition that can make men infertile, the couple told CNN. The East Tennessee couple decided they would eventually adopt a child instead — and that they would foster several children […]Related:FDA approves first gene therapy for an inherited diseaseThis model lost a leg because of an infection from tampons. Here’s what she wants you to know.Debate erupts within HHS about ‘words to avoid’ such as ‘...
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