ESP block
Seeing more and more in the literature. Several nice benefits. Used it again today: surgeon unexpectedly opened up a lap choley and pt had huge incision just under rib cage and I wasn’t sure if TAPS would do it. 0/10 pain in pacu. Even witnessed him cough without flinching a bit and ask for more ice chips. Other cases I’ve used it in: thoracotomy (lung, lvad, mini mitral), mastectomy, combined open liver + bowel resection Are you guys incorporating this more? Has it gained any... ESP block (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: anes121508 Tags: Anesthesiology Source Type: forums

Necessity of Lactate for every person with a potential infection
I've been thinking about this a lot over the past several months. Where I work, if a patient has an infection or potentially an infection, it's almost reflexive to order a lactate. This is irrespective of the patient history, vital signs, or physical exam. For instance, we (meaning the ER docs) get lactates on the following - routine leg cellulitis of a middle aged patient with no PMH and normal vitals signs. - cough with temp 99.6, everything else on H&P is OK - a butt abscess and HR... Necessity of Lactate for every person with a potential infection (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: thegenius Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Pertussis (whooping cough)
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Source: BMJ Comments - February 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Medicine Interview
Thread Starter Medicine Interview Follow 1 hour ago 1 hour ago Hi, I've got an interview coming up next week, however I've been feeling very ill which has led me to have a sore throat and a really bad cough which I'm worried may affect my interview performance. Is it possible to use this as a valid reaso...
Source: The Student Room - January 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DreamChaser2001 Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

μΥ StorΥ
Thread Starter μΥ StorΥ Follow 13 minutes ago 13m ago Hi everyone! I’m 23 years old. Just enrolled at the Medical school. I’ve graduated from high school 4 years ago, but I was too undisciplined to study for the entry exam. So, I could have enrolled 4 years earlier, and now...
Source: The Student Room - December 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dopAntagonist Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

How do you properly update a medical school application?
Hey all, I am trying to figure out the "procedure" of how to go about notifying a school of a change in your medical school application. I recently was placed on a pre-interview hold for DMU and wanted to notify them that I just returned from a medical mission (*cough* consider me please *cough*). What is the best way to go about doing that? If it's just an email, does it need to be formatted any single way? What should I include in the email? If it's calling, what do I say? And to whom?... How do you properly update a medical school application? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Dr. Hopeamine Source Type: forums

Upcoming interview, bad cough
Got sick a few weeks ago and got a moderately bad cough. It has lingered. I have an interview in a few days and I doubt the cough will go away. Will it negatively affect the interview evaluation if I'm coughing during the interview? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Suffer Source Type: forums

Case: Navigational Bronchoscopy
60yoF BMI 51 COPD with bronchodilator and tiotropium, chronic 5L home O2 and BiPAP at night for sleep, asthma, recent TTE HFpEF Grade 1 diastolic heart failure, mild concentric LVH, HTN, HLD, NIDDM2. Has had a chronic dry cough and 1 episode of scant hemoptysis, now RLL lung mass lights up. Undergoing navigational bronchoscopy posted for 5 hours procedural time. ...GO! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ethilo Source Type: forums

Scribin' Ain't Easy
Over the summer I accepted an RA position that paid a little over $11.00 an hour and I loved every minute of it. Sadly, there were no positions available during the Fall. So I decided to apply as a scribe to get some clinical experience (I already have 2,000+ hours as a PT aide, but I figured I would try my hand at scribing). I won't name the exact company *cough, cough, Phys Assist,* but they offered me a minimum wage position, until I complete 375 hours. Then the pay will increase to $9.75... Scribin' Ain't Easy (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DPTinthemaking15 Source Type: forums

Those oh so smooth wakeups... what's your secret?
How do you get the smooth wakeups? What are you doing with regards to vent settings, gas, opiods, adjuncts, etc? When are you doing it? What's your thought process? Please, give me the secrets. I'm talking everything from the ENT "Oh, don't blow my flap!" cases to the lap chole "Oh, this anesthesiologist is just not that good because their patients always cough or buck when they wake up!" cases. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: morepatience Source Type: forums

Data: A Case Study in Bias for Prestigious Undergrads, Yale SOM
One immortal "feature" of SDN is handwringing about how much undergraduate prestige matters and in what situations. It is very hard to gain an objective foothold on this question and most of us have a sense that "yah, it matters -- but not that much, it won't save an otherwise poor application, and probably only matters at schools that value that certain je ne sais qois in their applicants (*cough* Harvard *cough*)." One of the reasons this is a difficult question to answer is... Data: A Case Study in Bias for Prestigious Undergrads, Yale SOM (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Lucca Source Type: forums

Penicillin would be the right prescription! Re: Antibiotic prescription strategies and adverse outcome for uncomplicated lower respiratory tract infections: prospective cough complication cohort (3C) study
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Source: BMJ Comments - May 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

What do you do?
Patient presents to your office with a productive cough and occasional chest pain. Sats 90%, cxr shows LLL pneum. Confer with associate, admit to hosp. U note allergy to augmentin as it causes sob and facial swelling. Admitting orders keep sats>92%, Azithromycin 500 iv today and 250 dly, cbc cmp hscrp day, IV d51/2 ns @ 125/hr, rocephin 1 gram q 12h-aware pcn allergy, toradol iv 15mg q6h prn pain, ekg, trop. Shortly after initiation 2nd dose rocephin given patient becomes hypotensive and... What do you do? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DrCurious2 Source Type: forums

Does it still make sense to specialize?
Hello all, I wanted to ask does it still make sense for new grads to specialize (Not including OMFS). I have a long road ahead in terms of getting through dental school. I originally planned to pursue Orthodontics(Or possibly Endodontics) after dental school. However, I am now reading negative takes on the job outlook for Orthodontics (Due to super GP's, saturation, etc.). Does it still make sense to specialize after dental school (And have to cough up more tuition) given the current and... Does it still make sense to specialize? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: wengerin Source Type: forums

What to Bring to the MCAT?
Hey all, I was wondering as to what in general to bring to the MCAT. My prep book lists: Printout of confirmation Personal ID (2?) -> I have my driver's license, but no passport. The only other photo ID I have that isn't school ID is my fire department ID T_T Snacks/Sports Drink Flashcards (I know about the yes/no/maybe depending on test location) ---And this--- Tissues Cough drops Analgesics Antacids Is this list appropriate? Any other recommendations? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 30, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Compass Source Type: forums

Family members treating/loaning medications to patients?
I've recently had a spate of family members loaning antibiotics/insulin/medications to other family members -- most recently today -- had a female patient present for a cough and find out the husband had some Cipro lying around and treated her for 6 days with Cipro. When I inquired about it, I was told "don't try it" -- almost in the sense of questioning his "medical judgement". To my knowledge, they were not a physician --- so -- how do the rest of you handle family members doctoring... Family members treating/loaning medications to patients? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 11, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: JustPlainBill Source Type: forums

Cough medication
So I stumbled on Guaifenesin DM 100/10 labels that said the direction for kids under 12: (10 ml every 4 hours prn). Normally, it's supposed to be 5ml q4h prn. Would you change the direction and contact doctor? And is there a weight-based dose cough syrup (guaifenesin DM) for children? Many thanks. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 2, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: k00l Source Type: forums

Not that surprising- SIS alert
SIS Patient Safety Alert 8/31/2016: Opioid Pain or Cough Medicines Combined With Benzodiazepines: Drug Safety Communication - FDA Requiring Boxed Warning About Serious Risks and Death This is an important alert from the Spine Intervention Society. We send out Patient Safety Alerts when we receive important information regarding products or services that can impact your patients' safety. ISSUE: A review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found that the... Not that surprising- SIS alert (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 1, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Extralong Source Type: forums

PLEASE HELP/ADVISE ME: Anxious cough in social places and at times at stress
Forum: Mental health Posted By: Anonymous Post Time: 08-08-2016 at 00:37 (Source: The Student Room)
Source: The Student Room - August 8, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: forums

How to treat a bad cough?
Forum: Health Posted By: TheFarmerLad Post Time: 15-04-2016 at 13:40 (Source: The Student Room)
Source: The Student Room - April 15, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: forums

Let's talk technique
Lets see how people approach this case. 3-5 yo pt with history of asthma. Had an episode of RSV one month ago with residual cough up until 2 weeks ago. Currently doing well, afebrile and mild cough but not much different from his usual status. Hasn't used albuterol in over a week. Posted for BMT & adenoids at out-pt surgery center. Parents are well educated non smokers. Pt is not obese and has mild snoring habits but no real OSA. Enlarged tonsils but no symptoms of tonsillitis in the... Let's talk technique (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 30, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Noyac Source Type: forums

Shortness of Breath in the pregnant patient: what's your approach?
So I saw this patient today and am having second thoughts (too late I know but nonetheless) and would love to hear what others are doing. Youngish female, second trimester, short of breath x 2 days, worse lying flat, better on side. Reports feeling chest congestion, dry cough. No frank chest pain but feels tight. No runny nose, sore throat, yaddy yaddy. No leg swelling, calf pain. no fevers. Exam noted for wheezing in lower lung base. Otherwise clear. No evidence of volume overload... Shortness of Breath in the pregnant patient: what's your approach? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 27, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: vengaaqui Source Type: forums

MRCP part 2 question
44 year old man complians of, cough, shortness of breathing; painful joints and stiffness of the hands, for one year duration, no past history of hospitalisation or medical condition Examination of the hands reavealed painful tender joints and swelling of metacarpophalangeal joints of both  hands and reduced flextion and extension of the fingers, chest examination showed bilateral wheezing and dullness mainly on the bases,  6 month before he was working as a coalminer abroad CXR revealed bilateral scattered nodules varying in size What is the most likely Diagnosis ? What investiga...
Source: Doc2Doc BMJ Cardiology - March 9, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: alaminium Source Type: forums

should I push for testing?
Ok, I have never done this before, but I need some advice. A little bit of history-my husband(27) had very frequent lung infections as a child. His bedsheets always had a salt residue on them from his night sweats(which he still has). They had him tested for cf, but his results were borderline, & he was never retested. The summer before we got married(he was 20 years old), he ended up in the ER for diagnosed pleurisy. From that point on, he has had a chronic cough, & allergy symptoms that don't ever go away. Fast forward to current. He is exhausted. He can't sleep at night, & his sinus infections will not go aw...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - December 2, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: themrsstacey Tags: Adults Source Type: forums

Wwyd
So I picked up my daughter after school. She says oh I don't feel good today. Started after lunch but she said she didn't want to bother me or go to the nurse because I was at work. She said she was nauseous, had a headache and it hurt to take a deep breath. No fever. Min cough. question is; got a call to see if I could work 2 morrow(I am NOT obligated to) WWYD? This stuff comes up alot and my career suffers from it but her health comes first. (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Families Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Families Forum - October 29, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Rebjane Tags: Families Source Type: forums

CFTR nonsense w-1204, nonsense w-1143
Chr7: 117,267,718 G>A Pathogenic Zygosity: Homozygous dbSNP ID: rs121908764 Population Allele Frequency: 0.00% Gene Impact: CFTR NONSENSE W-1204-* NONSENSE W-1143-* Gene Impact: AC000111.6 INTRON Hello all, I'm a 42 year old male and I had all kinds of problems with my lungs all my life (Pneumonia half a dozen times, Bronchitis more times than I can count, and asthma. A few months ago I ordered an Asthma Peak Flow Meter and my air flow is much worse than it should be even when I do not have any asthma symptoms. For the past several weeks I have had Bronchitis. I didn't bother going to the doctor because this type ...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis DNA and Mutations Forum - October 28, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: oaktree Tags: DNA and Mutations Source Type: forums

Could it be CF in my 14 yo?
My son is 14 years old, weighs 78 lbs and is 4'10". He has had a cough for 2 years now and asthma among other things have been ruled out. He has had pneumonia twice and bronchitis once in this time. He is currently under the care of an endocrinologist because of his growth issues. He is falling farther and farther behind. His latest labs show his FSH to be very low and his LH to be low but not out of range. His vitamin D level continues to stay low despite supplements for the last year. It is currently at 21. He has always struggled with constipation and very large BM's. As an infant he had the same cough he has now t...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Newly Diagnosed Forum - October 22, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: snowborden1 Tags: Newly Diagnosed Source Type: forums

Giving newborn salt
Hello everyone, my 11 week old daughter has just been diagnosed with c.f.. The doctors told us we need to start giving her 1/8th tsp of salt everyday. The problem is they told me to give it to her straight (wet my finger, dip it in salt then put it in her mouth a few times a day) and not to mix it with any water or my expressed breast milk. I guess they don't want her to associate feedings with a negative taste. I have been following their instructions so far but she absolutely hates it and screams when I give it to her, which usually makes her cough from being so upset. Anyways, I was just wondering if any other parents o...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Nutrition Forum - October 16, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: Martina Banks Tags: Nutrition Source Type: forums

Trying to figure out how accurate the sweat test is before tomorrow
My son is 6 months old. Since he was born something has always felt a bit "off" for lack of a better word. His stools have always been bright green with mucus, he's had a chronic cough that is consistantly getting worse, he was always crying until about a month ago, he's always breathed funny, and he is always congested. I've been to several doctors, most of whom blew me off and told me it was a milk allergy or reflux. I tried reflux meds and a total elimination diet at first for months but neither helped. Finally I found a pediatritian who listens to my concerns. She sent me to a GI specialist who didn't feel li...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Newly Diagnosed Forum - October 15, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: aleutenberg Tags: Newly Diagnosed Source Type: forums

Super dry cough at night
Has anyone else ever had a bad dry cough at night? It doesn't wake me up. It's when I wake up to go to the bathroom. My chest is super tight and then I start coughing until I bring something up or move the junk around which is usually really thick at night... I am also 5 mths pregnant which could be some of the problem. I also have asthma to. Any suggestions on how to help would be great thanks. (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - October 12, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: missmary083 Tags: Adults Source Type: forums

CF or asthama?
So, DS for a couple weeks kept clearing his throat but not really coughing more and not sick...then had a nasty coughing spell after exercising (and also I realized the house was horribly dusty). Dust, vacuumed, and upped his Xopenex to 3x a day, but that's it. Cough had gone away and after the extra dose he hasn't coughed (other than a random passing one and not harsh at all), and the throat clearing has gone almost entirely too. Is that an asthama thing? Or with CF would a cough and throat clearing go away like that with nothing but just adding a Xopenex (no vest, no antibotics, etc?) (It could just be the dust which is ...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - September 28, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Aboveallislove Tags: Adults Source Type: forums

So confused....no diagnosis...stop looking?
Looking for confirmation my 8 year old daughter doesn't have cf. Wondering what is going on. Has environmental allergies (as shown on skin tests 2x). Diagnosed with asthma 2 yrs ago due to cough...no wheeze ever. Last school year had bacterial pneumonia in Sept (x-ray at er) and bacterial pneumonia in May (2 night hosp stay). Possible pneumonia in mid June...treated but no x-ray. In past has seen GI for possible reflux and genetics b/c she didn't sweat. Sweating has slowly started and they think possible connective tissue disorder. Recurrent pneumonias have lead to numerous tests. She's been doing really well since increa...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Newly Diagnosed Forum - September 24, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: mom2girls Tags: Newly Diagnosed Source Type: forums

Asthama and PFT?
I'm hoping our resident expert (Dot the darling!) can help with this but wanted to post instead of PM in case others have similar questions but also in case others have ideas based on their clinic's handling. DS has just figured out the spirometer and in prep for next week's quarterly I wanted to see what how things changed pre and post brochialdialtor. When he was an infant and they did the "plastic box" test he had a pretty sharp improvement after the Xopenex which they said indicated an asthmatic component. he's been on Qvar daily for a couple years when he had a cough with running. So I'm wondering if that h...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - September 21, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Aboveallislove Tags: Adults Source Type: forums

long term hospital stay
I was in upmc for a month had pnemonia and mucus plugs and my pfts went down by 20% culured mersa and b cepicea amd phsudo had bronc scope and had a bad reaction to it got a fever a high one that couldn't get down for couple days got confused amd really scared but it broke and they got out 2 mucus plugs out I was on fortaz iv and televansin in and another iv I forget the name but was one they always give me I got out bout 4 weeks now getting legs back was hard lost alot of wt and mucle got pft back to base but went for check up pft back down some and having short of breath and streaks of blood in mucus this just started fe...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - September 19, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: cam Tags: Adults Source Type: forums

constant sinus drainage after lung transplant
I had a lung transplant (and liver) in late 2012. I had sinus surgery in December 2013. But I have constant mucus buildup and sinus drainage 24/7. I blow my nose several times a day and cough up stuff often that I know is from the sinus drainage. I do sinus rinses at least once a day, every day along with nasonex every day. I don't want this to cause an infection. I feel like this is getting worse and my ENT just says its CF and doesn't do anything about it (although he does clean out my sinuses when I see him). Does anyone have any remedies to decrease the amount of mucus buildup in my sinuses? (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - September 15, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: randomgirl Tags: Adults Source Type: forums

Orkambi Journey with 19 y/o Allan Diagnosed at 4 months
I really wasn't sure how to do this. I am the father of Allan. He is a bit shy to post his own thread and definitely not a YouTube video. So here I come. Hope its Ok to start my own thread. You may post in here and ask questions if you wish, if you have CF, a parent of a child with CF or just curious about CF. I am an open book. I can only put in this thread of what my son tells me. He knows this is being done and I do have his consent. So just a tad bit of background on Allan. He is 19 y/o and he was diagnosed at 4 months old by a Doctor here in Texas. His Normal FEV1 is usually around 85% on a good day. Had a bout of ...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - August 24, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Allansarmy Tags: Adults Source Type: forums

Negative sweat test but lots of mucus
Well our 7 year old daughter came back negative on sweat test. Which is a relief but leaves me puzzled. My neice is a carrier. We just found that out. My daughter has to "heeeave" throughout the day, every day, to work up the mucus and spit it out. It is just part of our daily life. I just don't know what else would be causing all this chest mucus? Any ideas? I hear it is very rare to get false negative on sweat test, even for an atypical cfer. Perhaps her original diagnosis of asthma is correct? I just don't know. We've watched videos of asthma and CF on YouTube together. The asthma videos she says "...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Newly Diagnosed Forum - August 20, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Janae Warren Tags: Newly Diagnosed Source Type: forums

"Normal" for CF kids
DS loves pretend play. This morning while wrapping up some work stuff he came in and showed me "Caterpillar's medicine he got from Walgreen's so he doesn't cough when he runs." He had taken a toy, stuck it in an envelop and is stabling a "label" on the outside with various Caterpillaresque prescription names. He. Melts. My. Heart. Every. Single. Day. (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - August 19, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Aboveallislove Tags: Adults Source Type: forums

Treatment for the mildly diseased
I've got my clinic visit coming up next week and am conflicted about starting Orkambi. I don't love the price (even though I won't bear the brunt of the price, I don't love making my self-insured employer pay), I'm nervous about possible side effects especially those involving the liver, and am little disappointed that it doesn't seem to be as effective as Kalydeco. My lung disease has been somewhat mild. I only do Tobi 2-3 months of the year usually during flare up in the winter, I've yet to be hospitalized for a pulmonary exacerbation, I cough and produce but it is rare for it to be any sort of disruptive. I'm still at t...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - August 7, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ethan508 Tags: Adults Source Type: forums

Mystery illness - seeking opinions
Hi! I guess I am just looking for opinions on whether or not I should seek CF testing. I'm sorry this is so long! Thank you in advance to anyone who can offer some advice. I've been "sick" on and off for a few years now. As a child I had strep throat A LOT until my tonsils were removed. I was also suspected to have asthma. I don't know how it was decided I didn't. I cleared my throat absolutely constantly but to my knowledge this was not investigated. As a preteen I had a heart murmur that apparently went away and had a couple fainting episodes and was diagnosed with syncope. I was pretty healthy through my t...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - July 25, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Rtn87 Tags: Adults Source Type: forums

Anyone started IV antibiotics instead of orals for their first ever infection?
I was wondering if any of you were ever put on IV antibiotics for your first infection? My daughter is 4 years old, was diagnosed with CF at birth by newborn screening and has been very healthy since. She recently started coughing (about a month ago) and her doctor insisted on doing a sputum culture before prescribing her anything. It was a very hard couple of weeks trying to teach her how to cough sputum and then finally we were able to do it. She cultured Hemophilus Influenzae and her doctor immediately wanted to admit her and give her IV's for 10-14 days (she also developed a low grade fever 2 days prior to the culture...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Families Forum - July 23, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MyBabyCeline Tags: Families Source Type: forums

CRMS and Culture results
My 1 year old son has a CRMS dx. He just had a clinic appointment a week and a half ago which resulted in a second negative sweat. Our pulm said at the appt that he appears to be healthy - clear lungs etc. She called yesterday to tell me that his culture results came back positive for staph, Chryseobacterium Indologenes, and Acinetobacter Baumannii but that because he is appearing healthy and has a negative sweat that they are nothing to be concerned about. Today he started having a running nose. He's 12.5 months so my first thought was teething. But as the night has progressed he has been seeming to be having some respi...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Families Forum - July 19, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: emason Tags: Families Source Type: forums

when did your symptoms start to show?
Now I know everyone is different..... different mutations, and even the mutations though may they may be the same. Affect the persons differently. But I was wondering as a oarent of one w/ cf (ddf508) well when did you start showing your symptoms? How when the cough realky started forming? Are there any ddf508 that are can digest food? What types of excercises do you do? Anyone on kyldeco, or other and gotten better? (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - July 17, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: lrs2015 Tags: Adults Source Type: forums

Gene f508 and r117h ~7t
Im hoping someone can help me understand all this, my sons mutations were found at his new born screening he had a sweat test as a newborn and everything was in normal range they repeated the sweat test at age 6 months his chloride levels went up a bit so we went for another test at age 1 then his chloride levels were up even more and he was diagnosed with cf he is now almost 4 and has had no real issues with cf he has check ups every 3 months but nothing has ever really changed i have two other kids and he doesn't seem to really get any sicker then them. Im frustrated because he is on a vest twice daily with albuterol in ...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis DNA and Mutations Forum - July 14, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tiffany Kruit Tags: DNA and Mutations Source Type: forums

Recently diagnosed at 31
Hi! My name is Krystin, I'm 31 with two kids and here's my story. December 2012, I was at the beach enjoying myself in a hot tub. Two days later, I started coughing. Productive coughing. I assumed it was bronchitis and went along with my life for 6 weeks assuming it would go away on its own and not wanting unnecessary antibiotics. I broke a rib coughing, so it forced me to the doctor. Diagnosed with bacterial bronchitis and sent home with antibiotics. Nothing. Called the doctor telling them the cough was still present. Stronger antibiotics. Nothing. New doctor, new visit and given 2 antibiotic injections in my booty, stero...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Newly Diagnosed Forum - July 14, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Krysm3 Tags: Newly Diagnosed Source Type: forums

Possible CF (input please)
Hello all. I am a 20 year old male, and was recently tested via sweat test for CF. I received the call five days ago that I did not have CF due to the results, but I am not fully confident (as online research has led me to discover that in some, albeit very few, cases, the sweat test may produce normal results despite the patient having CF). Here's why I am not fully confident: 1) I was diagnosed with asthma at a young age--however, this asthma is so mild that it has a negligible impact on my life as of now. I need to take two puffs of my albuterol inhaler MAYBE once a week, if not less than that. I do not usually need i...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Newly Diagnosed Forum - June 11, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: alex852 Tags: Newly Diagnosed Source Type: forums

referral for CFTR
Afternoon all, had a bit of a bombshell today, after a persistant cough for 18 months which is productive I've been sent for CFTR test. Is this normal in a 27yo female? Chronic autoimmune issues for 25 years plus so not new to Drs. Can an anyone offer words of wisdom or similar?! (Source: Cystic Fibrosis DNA and Mutations Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis DNA and Mutations Forum - May 8, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Aimee Ford-Young Tags: DNA and Mutations Source Type: forums

Advice please-girlfriend with CF
Not sure if this is the correct place to post this, but feel free to either address it here or redirect me (with url) to the correct page and I can repost on there, thank you. I met my gf at an online dating site and after emailing and chatting for a few weeks we started going out on a few dates. On the first date she was very open and explained (briefly) that she had CFwhen I asked about her cough. At the time I honestly didn't know anything about the disease, but wanted to learn more as time went on. I did small amounts of google research and talked with a buddy who knows a lot about the disease and explained a good pa...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Families Forum - April 25, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: FallingForHer Tags: Families Source Type: forums

How did your decline go?
The changes in how I'm feeling overall since my last hospital stay feel drastic, however right now my numbers don't really reflect that. I'm the past usually what would happen would be I would suddenly get sick with something (cold, flu, whatever), cough a ton, get to my couch out of breath then realize it's time for a hospital stay. Get tuned up then good to go back to my usual routine. However, my last stay wasn't like that. I never really got "sick", I'm fact I was barely coughing at all besides when I really forced myself during treatments. I went in because of a really heavy sensation on my chest, and af...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum - April 23, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: static Tags: Transplants Source Type: forums

My grandson is in the Hospital.. I am having one of those days :(
Hi.. you all may have seen my post about kids with CF reaching out to kids with CF. My grandson is 6 yrs old has CF. He is such a amazing kid and so smart. I think he knows more about his meds and schedule than I do! He has sinus issues has always has had a runny nose :) he takes zrytec and cincular plus all his other meds :0 He had a sinus infection and even with predisone and antibiotic he got worse. He was admitted to hospital Sunday for exacerbation of CF .. to me this means he cannot stop coughing! This is hard and because of a terrible reaction to antibiotics last Oct. the docs are being very cautious with what meds...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Families Forum - April 22, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Carol H Tags: Families Source Type: forums