Cystic Fibrosis

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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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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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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 5105 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Alcohol disrupts levels and function of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator to promote development of pancreatitis.
 

Author(s): József Maléth, Anita Balázs, Petra Pallagi, Zsolt Balla, Balázs Kui, Máté Katona, Linda Judák, István Németh, Lajos V Kemény, Zoltán Rakonczay, Viktória Venglovecz, Imre Földesi, Zoltán Pető, Áron Somorácz, Katalin Borka, Doranda Perdomo, Gergely L Lukacs, Mike A Gray, Stefania Monterisi, Manuela Zaccolo, Matthias Sendler, Julia Mayerle, Jens-Peter Kühn, Markus M Lerch, Miklós Sahin-Tóth, Péter Hegyi

Journal: Gastroenterology. 2015 Feb;148(2):427-39.e16.

 

Excessive consumption of ethanol is one of the most common causes of acute and chronic pancreatitis. Alterations to the gene encoding the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) also cause pancreatitis. However, little is known about the role of CFTR in the pathogenesis ...

Last Updated: 24 Jan 2015

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Identification of Inquilinus limosus in cystic fibrosis: a first report in Italy.
 

Author(s): Annunziata Gaetana Cicatiello, Dora Vita Iula, Chiara Pagliuca, Gabiria Pastore, Caterina Pagliarulo, Maria Rosaria Catania, Maria Rosaria Catania, Roberta Colicchio, Marco Picardi, Valeria Raia, Paola Salvatore

Journal: New Microbiol.. 2014 Oct;37(4):567-71.

 

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder associated with a polymicrobial lung infection where classical pathogens and newly identified bacteria may interact. Inquilinus limosus is an a-proteobacterium recently isolated in the airways of cystic fibrosis patient. We report the first case ...

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2014

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Non-invasive detection of Helicobacter pylori in cystic fibrosis--the fecal test vs. the urea breath test.
 

Author(s): S Drzymała-Czy, B Stawinska-Witoszynska, E Mądry, M Krzywinska-Wiewiórowska, M Szczepanik, J Walkowiak, J Kwiecien

Journal: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2014 Aug;18(16):2343-8.

 

Only recently it has been proven that cystic fibrosis (CF) patients have the same prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (HP infection) as the general population, as well as the same spectrum of changes caused by this pathogen. The aim of this study was to assess the reliability of the ...

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2014

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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 530 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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Cystic fibrosis related liver disease--another black box in hepatology.
 

Author(s): Katharina Staufer, Emina Halilbasic, Michael Trauner, Lili Kazemi-Shirazi

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Due to improved medical care, life expectancy in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) has veritably improved over the last decades. Importantly, cystic fibrosis related liver disease (CFLD) has become one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in CF patients. However, CFLD ...

Last Updated: 6 Aug 2014

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Interpretation of lung function in infants and young children with cystic fibrosis.
 

Author(s): Kathryn A Ramsey, Sarath Ranganathan

Journal: Respirology. 2014 Aug;19(6):792-9.

 

The last decade has seen a significant advance in understanding about early lung disease in cystic fibrosis (CF). As studies that have measured lung function in preschool years are conducted in association with surveillance of infection, inflammation and early structural changes, ...

Last Updated: 21 Jul 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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