Azithromycin Cuts Pulmonary Exacerbation in CF With Early Pa
Risk of pulmonary exacerbation down for children with cystic fibrosis, early Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 11, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Triple Combo Regimens May Address Cause of Cystic Fibrosis
Promising results for VX - 659 - , VX - 445 - tezacaftor - ivacaftor for cystic fibrosis with mutations in CFTR (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 11, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Inhaling Hypertonic Saline May Aid Infants With Cystic Fibrosis
The preventive treatment is safe and may provide clinical benefits in first year of life (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 11, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Drug Combo Tolerated in Younger Children With Cystic Fibrosis
Lumacaftor/ivacaftor safe in children ages 2 to 5 with cystic fibrosis homozygous for F508del - CFTR (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 11, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

FDA Expands Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Approval to Children Ages 6 to 12
Symdeko previously approved for patients ≥ 12 years with cystic fibrosis and certain genetic mutations (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 11, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Key Cystic Fibrosis Pathogens Reduced With Ivacaftor Use
Ivacaftor use linked to reductions in P. aeruginosa rates, prevalence of S. aureus, Aspergillus species (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 11, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Sweat Sensors Could Bring Medical Diagnostics To Wearables
Wearable technology, like that seen in the fitness space, is making a transition to medical diagnostics. By analyzing sweat, a new patch can identify cystic fibrosis and may one day be used for monitoring blood glucose levels. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - October 31, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Let's (Cautiously) Celebrate the "New Eugenics"
It's a subject doctors, health providers and medical experts are discussing feverishly, but often quietly: whether parents should undergo genetic tests, either before conception or after, to determine if their unborn child might have a serious genetic disorder. Hanging over the debate is the specter of eugenics--fears that the ability to manipulate the health of our future babies could devalue the sanctity of life. About three percent of babies in the United States are born with a major structural or genetic birth defect. It's a bracing occurrence for a family and a multi-billion hit to our already strained medical sys...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 30, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

StratAcuity Proud to Complete the Proteostasis Therapeutics Cystic...
StratAcuity, The Science of People: StratAcuity successfully completes the search for the Proteostasis Therapeutics Inaugural Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Advisory Board.(PRWeb October 29, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12275774.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 30, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cystic fibrosis sufferer Naomi Hulme, died before she could have lung transplant
Naomi Hulme, from Macclesfield, suffered from the genetic condition cystic fibrosis. Her condition worsened before doctors could arrange an operation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby Wipes Company Nutek Disposables Issues Recall After Possible Contamination
(Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living life from a hospital room
A 17-year-old girl living with cystic fibrosis makes the hospital her happy place. "Every breath I take is a miracle," she says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA panel votes to expand use of Vertex cystic fibrosis drug
(Reuters) - A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Tuesday voted 13-2 to recommend expanding approval of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc's cystic fibrosis drug Kalydeco to include a wider range of patients with the rare lung disease, the company said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cystic Fibrosis lung infection: Scientists open black box on bacterial growth
Researchers have shown for the first time how bacteria can grow directly in the lungs of Cystic fibrosis patients, giving them the opportunity to get tremendous insights into bacteria behavior and growth in chronic infections. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 17, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists opens black box on bacterial growth in cystic fibrosis lung infection
(University of Copenhagen - The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have shown for the first time how bacteria can grow directly in the lungs of Cystic fibrosis patients, giving them the opportunity to get tremendous insights into bacteria behavior and growth in chronic infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 17, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Synedgen to Present at North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference
Innovative Treatment to Improve Lung Function and Antibiotic Effectiveness in CF Patients(PRWeb October 01, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12217085.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 3, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Antibacterial resistance a cause for major concern, cystic fibrosis experts say
Experts have called for greater research to address the major concern of antibacterial resistance. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 26, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Antibacterial resistance a cause for major concern according to world leading cystic fibrosis expert
(Queen's University Belfast) World leading cystic fibrosis experts, from Queen's University Belfast, have called for greater research to address the major concern of antibacterial resistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 26, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

UK researchers discover new gene responsible for serious respiratory infections
Researchers from the University College London have discovered a new gene associated to a rare disease, which induces respiratory problems similar to cystic fibrosis. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 23, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Woman who died at 24 from cystic fibrosis inspires research into how Tai Chi can ease symptoms of the life-limiting diseaseĀ 
A new study, funded by the Tracie Lawlor Trust, is underway at London's Royal Brompton Hospital, to look at the effects Tai Chi has on people suffering the hereditary disease cystic fibrosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Synchrotron X-rays track fluids in the lungs
New non-invasive technique could help monitor cystic-fibrosis treatments (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 13, 2014 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Diagnosis of elderly CF patient offers hope
Cystic fibrosis was only identified in case of 78-year-old woman two years ago (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - September 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quadruple Dosing of Doripenem Is Safe in Patients With CFQuadruple Dosing of Doripenem Is Safe in Patients With CF
High doses of the antibiotic doripenem are safe to use in patients with cystic fibrosis suffering from acute respiratory infection. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Cystic fibrosis: Additional immune dysfunction discovered
(Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health) Cystic fibrosis is a frequent genetic disease affecting the lung and the gastrointestinal tract. Scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München now have shown that many of the adult patients with cystic fibrosis in addition lack a cell surface molecule, which is important for immune defence. The results have been published recently in the Journal of Molecular Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 4, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers uncover hidden infection route of major bacterial pathogen
(University of Liverpool) Researchers at the University of Liverpool's Institute of Infection and Global Health have discovered the pattern of infection of the bacterium responsible for causing severe lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Drug that improves blood flow may help find cause of exercise intolerance in cystic fibrosis
(Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University) A little white pill may help scientists learn why patients with cystic fibrosis have less exercise capacity than their peers, even if their lungs are relatively healthy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 2, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

SNOT-22 Helps Identify CF Patients With Nasal PolypsSNOT-22 Helps Identify CF Patients With Nasal Polyps
The SNOT-22 questionnaire can help identify cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with subclinical nasal polyps, researchers from Canada report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Patients with Cystic Fibrosis Are Living Longer (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Survival among patients with cystic fibrosis significantly improved between 2000 and 2010, according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine.Researchers studied a cohort of roughly … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 19, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cystic fibrosis doesn't have to define you
Breathe in. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man with cystic fibrosis becomes champion BODYBUILDER
James Boudreau, 29, from Michigan, U.S, has a lung capacity of just 48 percent and sleeps with an oxygen mask at night to prevent potentially fatal infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Aug. 19, 2014
(American College of Physicians) The Aug. 19 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine contains the following articles: 'Opinion: Ebola-stricken American volunteers deserve special treatment'; 'Opinion: Ebola virus highly unlikely to spread in US'; 'Longer life expected for children born and diagnosed with cystic fibrosis in 2010'; and 'Atypical antipsychotic drug use increases risk for acute kidney injury.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 18, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Cystic fibrosis mucus defect present at birth, study shows
Mucus is key to keeping our lungs clean and clear of bacteria, viruses, and other foreign particles that can cause infection and inflammation. When we inhale microbes and dust, they are trapped in the mucus and then swept up and out of the lungs via a process called mucociliary transport. New research shows that cystic fibrosis causes a specific defect in this process, reducing the ability to clear particles and germs out of the airway. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 15, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

ChanTest Announces a Global Campaign to Share New Findings and...
Cystic fibrosis continues to be devastating for many people around the world. ChanTest is participating in global efforts to identify solutions – and publishing a new white paper to share these...(PRWeb August 14, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12094221.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 14, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CF mucus defect present at birth
(University of Iowa Health Care) New research by University of Iowa scientists shows that cystic fibrosis (CF), a life-shortening, inherited condition that affects about 30,000 Americans, causes abnormalities in airway mucus that impairs the ability to clear particles and germs out of the airway. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Business Briefing: Lung Transplant Device Receives Federal Approval
The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that the Xvivo Perfusion System could lead to more successful transplants of lungs for people with cystic fibrosis and other deadly respiratory diseases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tags: Cystic Fibrosis Respiratory System Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

US FDA approves lung preservation machine
The approval of the XVIVO Perfusion System could lead to more successful transplants of lungs for people with cystic fibrosis and other deadly respiratory diseases. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I have cystic fibrosis but won't let it beat me
TIM WOTTON looks like an ordinary 43-year-old. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I have cystic fibrosis but won't let it beat me'
BORN with the genetic disease cystic fibrosis, Tim Wotton has defied the odds all his life (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Synthetic molecule makes cancer self-destruct
A molecule that can cause cancer cells to self-destruct by ferrying sodium and chloride ions into the cancer cells has been developed by scientists. These synthetic ion transporters confirm a two-decades-old hypothesis that could point the way to new anticancer drugs while also benefiting patients with cystic fibrosis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 11, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Synthetic molecule makes cancer self-destruct
(University of Texas at Austin) Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and five other institutions have created a molecule that can cause cancer cells to self-destruct by ferrying sodium and chloride ions into the cancer cells. These synthetic ion transporters, described this week in the journal Nature Chemistry, confirm a two-decades-old hypothesis that could point the way to new anticancer drugs while also benefitting patients with cystic fibrosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 11, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Picturing pain
The pain of loneliness. The pain of post-traumatic stress. The pain of spinal stenosis, of uterine fibroids, of mortality. So how does someone explain one’s pain to another person, to make it real for someone else? By drawing it. To help UCLA medical students understand the experience of pain and illness and to reinforce in them that, as physicians, they must treat the person and not just the disease, “Pain,” an exhibition of postcards drawn by patients, has been put on display in UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine’s Gallery at the Learning Resource Center through August 31. For the exhib...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 6, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Vertex obtains receives European approval for cystic fibrosis oral medicine
The European Commission has approved Vertex Pharmaceuticals' oral medicine Kalydeco (ivacaftor) for people with cystic fibrosis (CF). (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 4, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cystic fibrosis unit for children opens at University Hospital Galway
New unit includes four examination rooms, treatment room and gym for assessment and physiotherapy, along with support services (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combo May Be Less Effective Than Hoped
Title: Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combo May Be Less Effective Than HopedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/23/2014 2:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - July 24, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combo May Be Less Effective Than Hoped
One medication seems to partly counteract the other, suggests study on human cells (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 24, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Research, News, Source Type: news

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combo May Be Less Effective Than Hoped
One medication seems to partly counteract the other, suggests study on human cells (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unsuspected characteristics of new cystic fibrosis drugs found, offering potential paths to more effective therapies
A large phase 3 clinical trial for cystic fibrosis patients has concluded, showing that a combination of two new cystic fibrosis drugs modestly improved lung function and offered better health outcomes for some patients. Now, scientists have shown that one of these drugs counteracts the intended beneficial molecular effect of the other. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 23, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combo May Be Less Effective Than Hoped
One medication seems to partly counteract the other, suggests study on human cells Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cystic Fibrosis, Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why it's so hard to develop a drug for cystic fibrosis
Two new studies suggest novel therapies can interfere with each other (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 23, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news