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.
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

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 5088 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Health-related quality of life of patients suffering from cystic fibrosis.
 

Author(s): Izabella Uchmanowicz, Beata Jankowska-Polańska, Joanna Rosińczuk, Marta Wleklik

Journal: Adv Clin Exp Med. ;24(1):147-52.

 

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a particular example of a chronic disease with progressive course. Current statistical data shows that the life span of patients with CF has extended. Therefore, it is necessary to undertake interdisciplinary actions aiming at improving the efficiency of medical ...

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2015

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Origins of cystic fibrosis lung disease.
 

Author(s): David A Stoltz, David K Meyerholz, Michael J Welsh

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2015 Apr;372(16):1574-5.

 

Last Updated: 16 Apr 2015

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Essential genome of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis sputum.
 

Author(s): Keith H Turner, Aimee K Wessel, Gregory C Palmer, Justine L Murray, Marvin Whiteley

Journal: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.. 2015 Mar;112(13):4110-5.

 

Defining the essential genome of bacterial pathogens is central to developing an understanding of the biological processes controlling disease. This has proven elusive for Pseudomonas aeruginosa during chronic infection of the cystic fibrosis (CF) lung. In this paper, using a Monte ...

Last Updated: 1 Apr 2015

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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 546 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cystic fibrosis genetics: from molecular understanding to clinical application.
 

Author(s): Garry R Cutting

Journal: Nat. Rev. Genet.. 2015 Jan;16(1):45-56.

 

The availability of the human genome sequence and tools for interrogating individual genomes provide an unprecedented opportunity to apply genetics to medicine. Mendelian conditions, which are caused by dysfunction of a single gene, offer powerful examples that illustrate how genetics ...

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2014

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Management of endocrine disease: Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes: novel pathogenic insights opening new therapeutic avenues.
 

Author(s): Raquel Barrio

Journal: Eur. J. Endocrinol.. 2015 Apr;172(4):R131-41.

 

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a recessive genetic disease caused by mutations in the CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR). CFTR is primarily present in epithelial cells of the airways, intestine and in cells with exocrine and endocrine functions. Mutations in the gene encoding ...

Last Updated: 27 Feb 2015

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Abnormal unsaturated fatty acid metabolism in cystic fibrosis: biochemical mechanisms and clinical implications.
 

Author(s): Adam C Seegmiller

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Cystic fibrosis is an inherited multi-organ disorder caused by mutations in the CFTR gene. Patients with this disease exhibit characteristic abnormalities in the levels of unsaturated fatty acids in blood and tissue. Recent studies have uncovered an underlying biochemical mechanism ...

Last Updated: 13 Sep 2014

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Ivacaftor (Kalydeco) and Insulin in Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes; Cystic Fibrosis

 

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2015

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Metabolic Efficiency of Combined Pancreatic Islet and Lung Transplant for the Treatment of End-Stage Cystic Fibrosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cystic Fibrosis; Diabetes Related Cystic Fibrosis

 

Last Updated: 2 Mar 2015

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Role of Glucagon In Glucose Control in Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cystic Fibrosis; Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes

 

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2015

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