Cystic Fibrosis

Common Name(s)

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited condition that causes mucus to build up and clog some of the organs in the body, particularly in the lungs and pancreas. When mucus clogs the lungs, it can make breathing very difficult. The thick mucus also causes bacteria to get stuck in the airways, which causes inflammation and infections. These infections can cause chronic coughing, and wheezing. Over time, mucus buildup and infections can lead to permanent lung damage, including the formation of scar tissue (fibrosis) and cysts in the lungs. Mucus can also block the digestive tract and pancreas, leading to digestive problems. CF is caused by mutations in the CFTR gene and is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion.
 

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Cystic Fibrosis" for support, advocacy or research.

Boomer Esiason Foundation

The Boomer Esiason Foundation is a dynamic partnership of leaders in the medical and business communities joining with a committed core of volunteers to heighten awareness, education and quality of life for those affected by cystic fibrosis, while providing financial support to research aimed at finding a cure.

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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Center for Jewish Genetics

The Center is dedicated to gathering and disseminating knowledge about Jewish genetic disorders and hereditary cancers. Its mission is to educate and serve health care professionals, clergy and the Jewish community.

Last Updated: 26 Dec 2012

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Cochrane Collaboration

The Cochrane Collaboration is an international network of healthcare professionals, researchers and consumers preparing, maintaining, and disseminating high quality systematic reviews of randomised control trials. This review group focuses on genetic disorders such as cystic fibrosis (CF), haemoglobinopathies, coagulopathies and inborn errors of metabolism.

Last Updated: 12 May 2015

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Our mission is to assure the development of the means to cure and control Cystic Fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2013

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Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc.

Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. exists to fund research, to provide educational and personal support and to spread awareness of cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease.

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Cystic Fibrosis" for support, advocacy or research.

Boomer Esiason Foundation

The Boomer Esiason Foundation is a dynamic partnership of leaders in the medical and business communities joining with a committed core of volunteers to heighten awareness, education and quality of life for those affected by cystic fibrosis, while providing financial support to research aimed at finding a cure.

http://www.esiason.org

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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Center for Jewish Genetics

The Center is dedicated to gathering and disseminating knowledge about Jewish genetic disorders and hereditary cancers. Its mission is to educate and serve health care professionals, clergy and the Jewish community.

http://www.jewishgenetics.org

Last Updated: 26 Dec 2012

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Cochrane Collaboration

The Cochrane Collaboration is an international network of healthcare professionals, researchers and consumers preparing, maintaining, and disseminating high quality systematic reviews of randomised control trials. This review group focuses on genetic disorders such as cystic fibrosis (CF), haemoglobinopathies, coagulopathies and inborn errors of metabolism.

http://cfgd.cochrane.org

Last Updated: 12 May 2015

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Our mission is to assure the development of the means to cure and control Cystic Fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.

http://www.cff.org

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2013

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Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc.

Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. exists to fund research, to provide educational and personal support and to spread awareness of cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease.

http://www.cfri.org

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2013

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General Resources

CF in the Classroom (English and Spanish)

A guide/manuel for parents, teachers, school administrators, and the healthcare team.

Updated 19 Oct 2012

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CFRI newsletter

Newsletter issued 3 times a year, addressing CF education, research, inspiration, and new information on medications and therapies.

Updated 19 Oct 2012

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Cystic Fibrosis" returned 6226 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Meconium Ileus in a Neonate with Cystic Fibrosis.
 

Author(s): Kelly E Wood

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2018 Mar;378(12):1142.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The CFTR-Associated Ligand Arrests the Trafficking of the Mutant ΔF508 CFTR Channel in the ER Contributing to Cystic Fibrosis.
 

Author(s): Emily Bergbower, Clement Boinot, Inna Sabirzhanova, William Guggino, Liudmila Cebotaru

Journal: Cell. Physiol. Biochem.. 2018 ;45(2):639-655.

 

The CFTR-Associated Ligand (CAL), a PDZ domain containing protein with two coiled-coil domains, reduces cell surface WT CFTR through degradation in the lysosome by a well-characterized mechanism. However, CAL's regulatory effect on ΔF508 CFTR has remained almost entirely uninvestigated.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Cystic fibrosis respiratory tract salt concentration: An Exploratory Cohort Study.
 

Author(s): Simon Grandjean Lapierre, Michael Phelippeau, Cyrine Hakimi, Quentin Didier, Martine Reynaud-Gaubert, Jean-Christophe Dubus, Michel Drancourt

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Nov;96(47):e8423.

 

In cystic fibrosis patients, electrolytic and osmolality imbalance secondary to cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator mutations may impact on mucoid secretion accumulation and secondary colonization by opportunistic pathogens such as nontuberculous mycobacteria.We performed ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Cystic Fibrosis" returned 698 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Prognostic significance of pulmonary hypertension in patients with cystic fibrosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Diandian Li, Bo Wang, Hao Wang, Qun Liu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Feb;97(7):e9708.

 

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is frequently found in advanced parenchymal lung diseases like cystic fibrosis (CF), but the role played by PH in the clinical outcome of CF patients remains unclear. The aim of this study is to determine the influence of PH on survival in the CF population ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Oral cavity health among cystic fibrosis patients: Literature overview.
 

Author(s): Katarzyna Herman, Małgorzata Kowalczyk-Zając, Tomasz Pytrus

Journal: Adv Clin Exp Med. 2017 Oct;26(7):1147-1153.

 

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder in which the mutation of the Cystis Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) gene that codes the protein forming a chloride channel of epithelial cells results in its distorted functioning. The manifestations of the disorder are mainly ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Sinus bacteriology in patients with cystic fibrosis or primary ciliary dyskinesia: A systematic review.
 

Author(s): Maria E Møller, Mikkel C Alanin, Christian Grønhøj, Kasper Aanæs, Niels Høiby, Christian von Buchwald

Journal: Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2017 Sep;31(5):293-298.

 

A correlation exists between the microbial flora of the upper and lower airways in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) or with primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD). The sinuses can function as a bacterial reservoir where gram-negative bacteria adapt to the airways and repeatedly are aspirated ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Registry Study on Cystic Fibrosis in Chinese Children
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Cystic Fibrosis

 

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2016

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Clearance of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in Cystic Fibrosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cystic Fibrosis

 

Last Updated: 22 Mar 2018

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Evaluation of Short Antibiotic Combination Courses Followed by Aerosols in Cystic Fibrosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cystic Fibrosis

 

Last Updated: 16 Feb 2018

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