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Re: Controlling antibiotic prescribing for lower respiratory tract infections
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Source: BMJ Comments - June 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

NBME exam at the end of first year?
Hi everyone, the school I attend gives us an NBME exam that covers the material we have gone over in our first year (systems based) which includes biochem, immuno, heme/onc, micro, cardiac, respiratory and renal. The NBME exam had faculty-selected questions, where all of the questions had a correct response of 80% or more on the USMLE. I was just wondering if anyone had experience with these kinds of exams and how well they can predict true USMLE performance? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: pericardium Source Type: forums

Controlling antibiotic prescribing for lower respiratory tract infections. Assessing collateral damage at the same time is helpful.
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Source: BMJ Comments - May 30, 2017 Category: General Medicine 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

Pulmonary Embolism ABG Question
Sorry in advanced if this is a stupid question. I've been trying to figure out why a PE is considered respiratory alkalosis. I thought it would be a metabolic acidosis with respiratory compensation. Isn't the mechanism for a pulmonary embolism: PE -> decrease PO2 -> lactic acid generation(metabolic acidosis) -> tachypnea (respiratory compensation) I would appreciate any help on what I am missing. This has really been nagging at me today. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Photonic Source Type: forums

Aspirin toxicity
FREE 150 SPOILER ALERT: I will be forever grateful if someone clarifies a timeline of aspirin toxicity (i.e. going from respiratory alkalosis to metabolic acidosis). Just did the free 150 where someone with 3 hours post aspirin overdose presents with metabolic acidosis. On the other hand, Uworld clearly states that the 12 hours is the transition (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: yankees527 Source Type: forums

Is it hopeless for me to apply to medical school?
So here's my story. I'm a community college transfer that recently got accepted to UCSB as an Economics major. I've always had a growing interest in the biological sciences, however, I decided to pursue Econ. In finals week of spring semester of my freshman year, I heard my dad going through respiratory arrest(death rattles) downstairs and passed it away as snoring, and so basically I could've saved him, but didn't. I've had some B's, but mostly A's up to this point, and in summer school,... Is it hopeless for me to apply to medical school? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: creationliberty Source Type: forums

max dose for ativan
had an incident today where this patient in ER jumping and going crazy so doctor decided to give ativan 4mg iv push x4 times I was kind of scared that patient might undergo respiratory depression but nurse was screaming to verify hope pt is okay (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 25, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: skarndghks2017 Source Type: forums

Fire during intubation
So I have this patient with respiratory failure who I am preoxygenating with nasal cannula prior to RSI. I took the cannula off and intubated the patient and he developed ventricular fibrillation immediately afterwards. Code was called and the nurse shocked him. Patient came back to sinus rhythm with the shock but bang at the same time the patient's bedsheets caught fire. Nurses frantically tried to extinguish the fire and then I who was at the head of the bed picked up the sheets and shook... Fire during intubation (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Nephro critical care Source Type: forums

RN to MD Progress/Support Thread
So I'm stealing someone else's idea and making a progress thread for all us RN to MD/DO hopefuls. Feel free to post a little about yourself, where you work, your progress / timeline, interests, or anything else pertaining to nursing. Myself: 27, male, Florida / St. Pete area, I've worked on a Medical Respiratory floor for almost two years now. I'm sure I could make myself content for a little while if I went to the ICU or ED but eventually I'd want more. I have a few C's in sciences prior... RN to MD Progress/Support Thread (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 22, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Straw Hat Source Type: forums

Hypotheticall speaking...
So I know the answer is to leave out the anesthetic but just curious what would happen. Coming from a PMR background I'm a little uncertain of the exact concentrations needed to cause issues. Hypothetically speaking, if you injected 2cc 0.25% Marcaine intrathecally at T4-5 or T5-6 would you shut down the patient's respiratory/cardiovascular system? I've got a end stage cancer patient that comes in for q3 month thoracic epidurals and his epidurogram always looks a little strange. Never had... Hypotheticall speaking... (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 6, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: clubdeac Source Type: forums

RRT to MD/DO
I am currently doing my clinicals for my RRT program with a minor in chem. I have taken a&p 1 and 2, gen chem1 and 2, organic 1 and 2, phys 1 and 2 last of all is stats. I currently have a 3.89 in the program just really love respiratory and plan to attend med school after a year or two after I graduate to hopefully become a pediatric pulmonologist. I am just wondering if anyone has any experience with this track knowing that it is not the typical one. Thanks so much for any input ahead of... RRT to MD/DO (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 30, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: kawi609 Source Type: forums

Re: Acute respiratory conditions driving up paediatric admissions . . . and other stories
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Source: BMJ Comments - September 27, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: forums

Physical Exam Manuevers and Detecting abnormal findings as a medical student
So one of things we are expected to do on my service is the routine checks. For OB this includes being the sentinel for magnesium toxicity since DTRs are present before coma and respiratory depression...this includes reflexes, heart, and lungs. On my first check I was able to hear the lungs but not the heart (not sure exactly why). Then, tendons literally took 10 minutes and I got lucky in the end and elicited a brachioradialis) So when I entered my first note I said lung sounds negatives... Physical Exam Manuevers and Detecting abnormal findings as a medical student (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 6, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Backtothebasics8 Source Type: forums

Oxygen supplementation in COPD and V/Q mismatch
I understand COPD patients are mainly dependant on the PO2 levels for the respiratory drive and high flow oxygen supplementation can cause decreased stimulation of peripheral chemoreceptors leading to decreased ventilation. I came across a statement saying high flow oxygen supplementation INCREASES the physiological dead space, leading to increased V/Q mismatch. How does this happen? From my understanding, physiological dead space represents the alveoli that are ventilated but poorly... Oxygen supplementation in COPD and V/Q mismatch (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 6, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paramyxovirus Source Type: forums

Do you think this medical physiology class will be helpful for the MCAT?
This is a newly offered class with part of the description being "medical physiology for undergraduates." The syllabus includes the following topics: neurophysiology, endocrine system/hormones, Cushing's and Addison's Disease, the heart, electrical activity of the heart, cardiac cycle, hemodynamics, blood pressure, capillary exchange, integration of cardiovascular physiology, pulmonary hypertension, respiratory system, oxygen/carbon dioxide transport, high altitude physiology, renal system,... Do you think this medical physiology class will be helpful for the MCAT? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 25, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: futuredoc520 Source Type: forums

Re: Safety of reduced antibiotic prescribing for self limiting respiratory tract infections in primary care: cohort study using electronic health records
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Source: BMJ Comments - July 21, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: forums

Antibiotics for respiratory tract infections in primary care: checking for previous alert organisms and stopping antibiotics when a viral infection is confirmed is best practice.
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Source: BMJ Comments - July 14, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: forums

Re: Antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections in primary care
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Source: BMJ Comments - July 10, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: forums

Serum procalcitonin to guide antibiotic administration for respiratory tract infections in primary care.
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Source: BMJ Comments - July 6, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: forums

Altius Test 1 Question 7 Section 1
Can anyone explain to me why A is correct?? Hyperventilation occurs in response to respiratory acidosis because hyperventilation: A) increases blood pH by decreasing CO2 concentrations B) increases blood pH by decreasing HCO3- concentrations C) decreases blood pH by decreasing CO2 concentrations D) decreases blood pH by decreasing HCO3- concentrations I thought the answer was B :// This equation was given in the passage: CO2 + H2O H2CO3 HCO3- + H+ (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 15, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: fhussain9 Source Type: forums

UPDATE! cGPA 3.95 scGPA 3.87. 512 MCAT
Hi all, This is actually an update from a previous post. cGPA: 3.95 and sGPA: 3.87 per AACOMAS Got official MCAT score today: 127/130/125/130 = 512 CA resident, foreign born (now a citizen) Hispanic (Predominantly Mexican, part Spanish (also might have some Portugese in there according to family history), first college grad in family, 26 y.o. 4 year degree: BSU Working as respiratory therapist at major Trauma I hospital (~3,120 clinical hours). Research... UPDATE! cGPA 3.95 scGPA 3.87. 512 MCAT (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 14, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drm5t Source Type: forums

RN to MD Progress/Support Thread
So I'm stealing someone else's idea and making a progress thread for all us RN to MD/DO hopefuls. Feel free to post a little about yourself, where you work, your progress / timeline, interests, or anything else pertaining to nursing. Myself: 27, male, Florida / St. Pete area, I've worked on a Medical Respiratory floor for almost two years now. I'm sure I could make myself content for a little while if I went to the ICU or ED but eventually I'd want more. I have a few C's in sciences prior... RN to MD Progress/Support Thread (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 28, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Straw Hat Source Type: forums

Today's Anesthesia Consult
70 yo obese (120kg) male with schizophrenia, 4pk/day smoking history times 40yrs, ex-miner without respiratory precautions, and HTN. HE is scheduled for a colectomy secondary to recurrent polyp which has changed color but is not yet cancer per GI. Airway is a Gr III with large full beard as well. Sitting in the pre-op clinic he is SOB and has to take a couple big breaths before answering questions. He has been sitting for an hour. Work up includes PFT's which show severe COPD and... Today's Anesthesia Consult (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 18, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Noyac Source Type: forums

High Flow Nasal Cannulas
Educate me on the use of this device versus non invasive ventilation when used to prevent (re)intubation for patients in respiratory distress. Any success stories? Any failures? How much flow is in a Bipap? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 16, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: urge Source Type: forums

i dont understand respiratory quotients
Forum: A-levels Posted By: manic.high.girl Post Time: 08-05-2016 at 12:14 (Source: The Student Room)
Source: The Student Room - May 8, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: forums

most common cause of Upper Respiratory infection
Hi! The most common cause of upper respiratory infection overall is viral. Among all viruses, which family is the most frequent? adenovirus in children and rhinovirus in adults? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 5, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DrPettans Source Type: forums

salicylate toxicity
does anyone know what the timeline is for salicylate poisoning? i know it initially starts out as respiratory alkalosis because of the direct stimulation of the respiratory center and later becomes AG metabolic acidosis as salicylate levels rise, but what is the timeline of all this? just asking since i do recall seeing some questions about salicylate poisoning blood gas levels coming in at different times...but it was a while ago so i don't know which test in UWorld has the explanation.... salicylate toxicity (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 27, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: doopdidoop Source Type: forums

CF Foundation attendance policy
Below is a snippet from the CF foundations page regarding indoor events attendance policy. "To further help reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation's attendance policy recommends inviting only one person with CF to attend the indoor portion of a Foundation-sponsored event at a specific time." I'm a huge supporter of the foundation and its mission, but as someone with CF, I find this policy not only demeaning and insulting, but discriminatory. We are adults, and capable of making decisions about the risks we choose to take in life. If we want to smoke, drink, or live on an island surrounded only by p...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - December 17, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Radies Tags: Adults Source Type: forums

Bronchoscopy Question
My 17 month old son has a CRMS dx (df508 + a "varying consequence" mutation and negative sweat). We switched clinics about 4 months ago. Our new clinic felt that my son's health history and culture history warranted a bronchoscopy. Last Wednesday he had the bronch as well as an endoscopy and an Infant PFT. Normally they have you return 2 weeks post procedure but because of the holiday it looks like we may not be getting in until sometime next month. I've asked the nurse to talk to our pulm about getting us results over the phone at least - we'll see if it happens - but in the meantime I have a couple questions ab...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Families Forum - December 16, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: emason Tags: Families Source Type: forums

Tell me about the vibralung?
Anyone on here have kiddos that use it? I read about it in one of the other forums. I would love to know more about the results and what you are seeing if you use it. Thanks! (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Families Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Families Forum - December 16, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: humphrey711 Tags: Families Source Type: forums

Really bored 0.0
Hey my name is Maddi. I've been in the hospital 5 times this year now. really bored and just looking for people to talk to. :p (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Teenagers and Young People Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Teenagers and Young People Forum - December 15, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: SunnyBunny9600 Tags: Teenagers and Young People Source Type: forums

Can someone help with next steps...scared mom here
Hi All, Please forgive my frequent posting lately. My 8yr old just came home from the hospital this afternoon. Here is a timeline of events up to this point. PFTs have slowly declined over the last few months. Culture shows an abundance of staph and she is put on Augmentin. Does nothing and PFTs do not go up. CT scan shows infection, loss of elasticity, and mucus build up in the lung tissue. I am told the CT scan actually looks better than PFTs would indicate. Last Friday she goes in for a PICC and bronch. Bronch shows normal lungs. The doctor who did it said her lungs look great. No inflammation, no mucus. Pretty normal...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Families Forum - December 15, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: humphrey711 Tags: Families Source Type: forums

eRapid and Bubbles
Ok, I know I recently posted about this, but I'm confused, so I'm trying again since I'm not getting much help from clinic. I asked them for a new mask for my son's eRapid (he uses it for albuterol.) He has been using the Pari Smartmask Kids Mask (he's 2 years old) and we had a few left over from our last pulmonologist (but he definitely needs a new mask.) So, I went to pick up the masks, and they gave me two Bubbles the Fish masks. I don't think I can use these. Pretty sure I read somewhere the Bubbles mask is not compatible with eRapid...So, I guess my questions are, can I use the Bubbles the Fish mask with the eRapid fo...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Families Forum - December 14, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: martatv75 Tags: Families Source Type: forums

Possibility to prevent meconium ileus while pregnant
Wanted to share this information for those expecting with CF prenatal diagnosis or possibility. It explains a theory and some research that DHA and GSH may help prevent meconium ileus. Obviously not conclusive but DHA is pretty common and you can get scripted prenatal vitmins that have a DHA pill with each vitamin. I was on the vitamin/DHA prescription for probably six months before conceiving and throughout pregnancy and personally think it might have prevent DS from having meconium ileus given that he had DIOS before age 2 (which is basically meconium ileus after birth), and has always had extensive GI issues. http://...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - December 14, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Aboveallislove Tags: Adults Source Type: forums

Why was my post deleted?
Hi, I posted about a research opportunity in Cincinnati, and now my post is gone. Can you tell me why it was removed? Andrea 35 w CF (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - December 14, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Andrea315 Tags: Adults Source Type: forums

Family health care workers involved in ongoing
education to stay abreast of all the latest developments primary care. How does breakthroughs, patients are offered these helpful treatment personal injury by family doctors.To remain certified, you must pass a family physician a written exam every few years, including three hundred hours of continuing education. If you meet a family doctor, you feel sure are aware of the latest and best treatment options in Southern Will County Health them. (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Exercise and Fitness Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Exercise and Fitness Forum - December 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Alyssaerin Tags: Exercise & Fitness Source Type: forums

Afflovest?
Just wondering if anyone has used the Afflovest? Is there any significant differences between the effectiveness of that versus the Hill-Rom? My doctor won't prescribe it for me since he has read it doesn't work as well as the Hill-Rom, but I need something portable for business trips. Flutter/Aerobika/ACBT is not effective for me without the help of an "external" form of therapy as well. Thanks for any advice. (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - December 11, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: rubyroselee Tags: Adults Source Type: forums

Trigger: amnio diagnosed cf positive
In 2010 my husband and I found out we were carriers. We were trying to get pregnant and were screened. Because we both screened positive as carriers we were sent to a fertility clinics to get info on ivf/pgd. We didn't know we were already pregnant. Our first son was born after a complicated pregnancy and premature delivery. He tested negative in new born screen for cf and was declared healthy. Fast forward July 2012 we found out we were pregnant again had an amnio at 15 weeks and our second son was also part of the sacred 25% that didn't carry either gene. Now here we are 2015 and pregnant with our third. We found out aft...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Families Forum - December 11, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: lexi0408 Tags: Families Source Type: forums

Pancreatic Sufficient and Kalydeco
Hello, Well by some miracle (namely our saintly CF doc) my older son got Kalydeco off label despite only having one known CFTR mutation. He starts tomorrow. I was wondering if anyone else like him (Pancreatic Sufficient) has taken Kalydeco? If so, have you found that eating certain foods with it make it more effective? My son does not have a problem keeping on weight (he is on the chubby side) but he does have intestinal issues when he has a high carb, low fiber diet. He has been doing well with a low Glycemic Index diet when he complies with it (when he doesn't he is on the toilet a lot). But I was wondering what kind of...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - December 11, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: fel Tags: Adults Source Type: forums

Port infections--probiotics may cause
Had quarterly CF appointment a week ago and after reviewing DS's meds which included Culturelle, the dietitian asked if DS had a port. I said no and she explained at the recent CF conference they discussed CFers getting port infections from adding probiotic powder into the port (if I understood correctly). So if you or your little one has a port and uses probiotics you might want to discuss with clinic. fwiw (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - December 10, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Aboveallislove Tags: Adults Source Type: forums

ISO hillrom vest 104
My nephew in Peru has the hillrom vest 104, and his machine broke! We need to get a replacement ASAP. The universal healthcare there doesn't cover the DME and there are no vest companies near them. In seeking out a 104 or 104 part compatible machine! TIA (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Airway Clearance Techniques Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Airway Clearance Techniques Forum - December 10, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Denise Pattison Tags: Airway Clearance Techniques Source Type: forums

Losing the Battle on Sinus Infections
Please help. We are losing the battle on sinus infections. Sam had his second sinus surgery in October and he has already had two sinus infections. We are in a vicious cycle of three weeks of abx, followed by two weeks of good health, followed by sinus infections, and repeat. We do sinus rinses twice a day with saline and budesonide (sp?). We do hypertonic saline through the neb cubs twice a day. Sam just keeps a sinus infection. I am worried that I am going to have to quit work becuase he stays sick. I say sinus infection but they always start with some kind of virus or cold, then immediately go to an infection. His nose ...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Families Forum - December 9, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: rosesixtyfive Tags: Families Source Type: forums

Do you change neb cups?
Someone in one of my other threads (sorry for hogging) mentioned changing neb cups for different neb meds. I had no idea. My daughter is 8 and has been using the same neb cup for two meds for years. I also only change the cup every 6 months. Does this sound right? (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Families Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Families Forum - December 7, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: humphrey711 Tags: Families Source Type: forums

Crowdfunding for Cystic Fibrosis and Other Pediatric Rare Diseases Research Projects
Hi Everyone, I represent a small pharmaceutical company located in Barcelona, Spain, called SOM Biotech. We are a very young company dedicated to drug repostioning. Drug repositioning is the process of applying therapeutics, which already exist, towards new diseases. In our case, we are focused on drug repositioning for rare diseases. At the very present we are running a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to start new scientific research projects in 5 pediatric rare diseases (diseases which affect a small portion of children worldwide). Cystic fibrosis is one of the projects included in our new initiative, which we ar...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Community Initiatives Forum - December 7, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: SOM_Biotech Tags: Community Initiatives Source Type: forums

Help in testing
So my daughter is 3 almost 4 months. I did the testing and so did my oldest daughter, dont have or carry CF but my infant does carry with a low sweat test under 60 and has symptoms. I was told its possible for that to happen. Now! My daughters father will NOT get tested. His family refuses as well. I recently learned he has another daughter around 1 and I cannot find her (cue random lump sums of missing money from account). They said they need him or his brother or a child of his to get a full testing to narrow down what may affect her and what we can do now. I have more testing on the 14th so i dont know much. Can someone...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Newly Diagnosed Forum - December 6, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kayla Rudder Tags: Newly Diagnosed Source Type: forums

Cayston's Horrible Packaging
cayston.jpg I've never liked cayston's packaging, but this is new, and seems to be worse than ever! they give no email address on their website, i'm not going to call them, and i'm also not going to send them a letter through snail mail. I just wanted to rant!! If anyone has any special connections to the cayston people, feel free to show them this. Tell them that i didnt throw those first five away, but that i'm gonna hafta go buy a tiny pair of needle-nose pliers before i can open them! (slightly joking, but not really) And you only hafta make the mistake once (or in my case, like... 5 times) of using a knife to pry th...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - December 5, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: DjFunkyFife Tags: Adults Source Type: forums

PCD panel results....more testing
As we wait to see a new doctor at Riley Hosp, we got results from the PCD panel. This is what my message said: results show that she is heterozygous (has one change) for a variant of uncertain significance in the DNAH11 gene, which is a dynein gene. The change found through testing is a variant of uncertain significance, which means that there is not enough evidence to know for certain if the change is benign or if it is associated with PCD. Because Claire has symptoms that are suggestive of PCD, we are somewhat suspicious that this variant could be significant, and we will request insurance authorization for deletion/dup...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Newly Diagnosed Forum - December 5, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: mom2girls Tags: Newly Diagnosed Source Type: forums

Moving to another state
My husband and I are considering moving from nj to sc. I have some concerns about the move now that i have been diagnosed with cf. I am worried about changing health insurance. Will insurance from a new ins company cover my cf needs or will they call it a "preexisting condition"? Will I be able to continue on kalydeco since i am currently on it off label? What are the adult cf drs like in the charleston area? I'd love to hear if anyone else has had experience with this and how it turned out for them. Thanks for your input in advance. (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - December 4, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: alikat0079 Tags: Adults Source Type: forums

Educate me about Pseudonomas please
Hi All, My daughter is preparing to go to the hospital next week for a PICC line and IV antibiotics. She is 8 and has never cultures pseudomonas. However, her CT scan shows some infection and blockage deep down in her lungs. While she is getting the PICC she will have a bronchioscope and they will suck out some of the gunk that is way down deep and they will culture it. I will be shocked if it is not growing pseudonamas. This scares me as I have heard that it is really hard to get rid of and always comes back. I feel like her culturing it is the beginning of a very long losing battle. She will receive antibiotics but wha...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Families Forum - December 3, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: humphrey711 Tags: Families Source Type: forums