Supplemental antioxidants may reduce exacerbations in cystic fibrosis

(American Thoracic Society) An antioxidant-enriched vitamin may decrease respiratory exacerbations in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), according to new research published online in April in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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In conclusion, it is a novel antimicrobial peptide discovered from the skin secretion of Limnonectes fujianensis, and particularly effective against both planktonic and sessile MRSA. The further in vivo study suggests that Japonicin-2LF could be a potential drug candidate to control the MRSA infection in cystic fibrosis patients.
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) General Subjects - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Over the past 20 years, there has been significant improvement in the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF), which has prolonged survival from the second decade, well into the fourth decade of life. We sought to evaluate short, medium, and long-term outcomes of bronchial artery embolization (BAE) in this population.
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Scientific e-Posters Source Type: research
AbstractSummaryPatients with cystic fibrosis awaiting lung transplantation for end-stage respiratory failure have high prevalence of reduced bone mineral density and fragility fracture. Suboptimal 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels could significantly contribute to the development of cystic fibrosis-related bone disease.IntroductionThe assessment of the prevalence of cystic fibrosis-related bone disease (CFBD) and its associated risk factors in young adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) awaiting lung transplantation for end-stage respiratory failure.MethodsClinical characteristics, bone mineral density (BMD), the parameters of calcium...
Source: Osteoporosis International - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2019Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Han-Sun Chiang, Ya-Yun Wang, Ying-Hung Lin, Yi-No WuCongenital bilateral absence of vas deferens (CBAVD) is a special entity in obstructive azoospermia. Mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene are involved in Taiwanese CBAVD but most heterozygous 5T variant. The solute carrier family 9 isoform 3 (SLC9A3) is the Na+/H+ exchanger, which interacts with CFTR and regulates the Ca2+ homeostasis. Loss of SLC9A3 decreases CFTR protein and causes obstructive azoospermia in mice. I...
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
(Children's National Health System) Children and young adults with cystic fibrosis whose lung infections were treated with suboptimal doses of antibiotics had fewer changes in lung microbial diversity during the IV treatment, and their microbial diversity levels were higher 30 days later, a multi-institutional study that includes Children's researchers shows.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Cell-based studies have shown that W1282X generates a truncated protein that can be functionally augmented by modulators. However, modulator treatment of primary cells from individuals who carry two copies of W1282X generates no functional CFTR. To understand the lack of response to modulators, we investigated the effect of W1282X on CFTR RNA transcript levels.
Source: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Vitamin D3 initially given at the time of pulmonary exacerbation of CF did not alter the time to the next pulmonary exacerbation, 12-mo mortality, serial lung function, or serial plasma cathelicidin concentrations. This trial was registered at as NCT01426256. PMID: 30793177 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Am J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: We found that in patients with severe asthma, the prevalence of bronchiectasis is high and that bronchiectasis is associated with a longer asthma history, greater severity and, more importantly, chronic airflow obstruction. These findings are still insufficient evidence to considere features of asthma-bronchiectasis overlap syndrome, a distinct phenotype of severe asthma, but bronchiectasis is a frequent phenomenon leading to a more severe disease with frequent exacerbations. The performance of thorax HRCT on patients with severe asthma can help to evaluate management strategies for the disease in order to imp...
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
Condition:   Cystic Fibrosis Intervention:   Sponsor:   University Hospital, Montpellier Recruiting
Source: - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
AbstractCystic fibrosis (CF) is a progressive, genetic disease affecting multiple organ systems. Treatments are complex and take 2 –4 h per day. Adherence is 50% or less for pulmonary medications, airway clearance, and enzymes. Prior research has identified demographic and psychological variables associated with better adherence; however, no study has extensively identified facilitators of treatment adherence (e.g., adaptive behaviors and cognitions) in a sample of parents and adolescents. Forty-three participants were recruited from four CF centers as part of a larger measurement study. Participants included 29...
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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