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 5907 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cystic fibrosis carriership and tuberculosis: hints toward an evolutionary selective advantage based on data from the Brazilian territory.
 

Author(s): Lander Bosch, Barbara Bosch, Kris De Boeck, Tim Nawrot, Isabelle Meyts, Dominique Vanneste, Cleonice Alexandre Le Bourlegat, Julio Croda, Luiz Vicente Ribeiro Ferreira da Silva Filho

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The reason why Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal genetic disease among Caucasians has been incompletely studied. We aimed at deepening the hypothesis that CF carriers have a relative protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection.

Last Updated: 13 May 2017

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Glucosylceramide Critically Contributes to the Host Defense of Cystic Fibrosis Lungs.
 

Author(s): Barbara Kovacic, Carolin Sehl, Barbara Wilker, Markus Kamler, Erich Gulbins, Katrin Anne Becker

Journal: Cell. Physiol. Biochem.. 2017 ;41(3):1208-1218.

 

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common autosomal-recessive disorder in western countries. Previous studies have demonstrated an important role of sphingolipids in the pathophysiology of cystic fibrosis. It has been shown that ceramide has a central role in various pulmonary infections, ...

Last Updated: 20 Apr 2017

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Within-Host Evolution of Burkholderia pseudomallei during Chronic Infection of Seven Australasian Cystic Fibrosis Patients.
 

Author(s): Linda T Viberg, Derek S Sarovich, Timothy J Kidd, James B Geake, Scott C Bell, Bart J Currie, Erin P Price

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Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder characterized by progressive lung function decline. CF patients are at an increased risk of respiratory infections, including those by the environmental bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, the causative agent of melioidosis. Here, we compared ...

Last Updated: 12 Apr 2017

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

Codon bias and the folding dynamics of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator.
 

Author(s): Rafal Bartoszewski, Jaroslaw Kr├│liczewski, Arkadiusz Piotrowski, Anna Janaszak Jasiecka, Sylwia Bartoszewska, Briana Vecchio-Pagan, Lianwu Fu, Aleksandra Sobolewska, Sadis Matalon, Garry R Cutting, Steven M Rowe, James F Collawn

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Synonymous or silent mutations are often overlooked in genetic analyses for disease-causing mutations unless they are directly associated with potential splicing defects. More recent studies, however, indicate that some synonymous single polynucleotide polymorphisms (sSNPs) are associated ...

Last Updated: 24 May 2017

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Suspecting non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis: What the busy primary care clinician needs to know.
 

Author(s): Diego J Maselli, Bravein Amalakuhan, Holly Keyt, Alejandro A Diaz

Journal: Int. J. Clin. Pract.. 2017 Feb;71(2):.

 

Non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (NCFB) is a chronic, progressive respiratory disorder characterised by irreversibly and abnormally dilated airways, persistent cough, excessive sputum production and recurrent pulmonary infections. In the last several decades, its prevalence has ...

Last Updated: 26 Feb 2017

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Role of IRE1╬▒/XBP-1 in Cystic Fibrosis Airway Inflammation.
 

Author(s): Carla M P Ribeiro, Bob A Lubamba

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Cystic fibrosis (CF) pulmonary disease is characterized by chronic airway infection and inflammation. The infectious and inflamed CF airway environment impacts on the innate defense of airway epithelia and airway macrophages. The CF airway milieu induces an adaptation in these cells ...

Last Updated: 11 Jan 2017

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Integrating Supportive Care in Cystic Fibrosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cystic Fibrosis

 

Last Updated: 22 May 2017

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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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A Study to Evaluate Safety, PK and PD of FDL169 in Cystic Fibrosis Subjects
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Cystic Fibrosis

 

Last Updated: 27 Mar 2017

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