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2013-03-27 12:43:06

Among patients with the lung disorder non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis, treatment with the antibiotic azithromycin resulted in improvement in symptoms but also increased the risk of antibiotic resistance, according to a study appearing in the March 27 issue of JAMA. Bronchiectasis is characterized by abnormal widening of the bronchi (air tubes that branch deep into the lungs) and can cause recurrent lung infections, a disabling cough, shortness of breath, and coughing up blood. "If...

2013-03-22 09:42:47

Data about defective regulatory protein described in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences A little more than a year after the FDA approved Kalydeco (Vx-770), the first drug of its kind to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis, University of Missouri researchers believe they have found exactly how this drug works and how to improve its effectiveness in the future. Described in the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, MU researchers have...

2013-01-23 23:01:57

As flu season reaches epidemic proportions, use of the Spiro PD Personal Spirometer to monitor lung health may educate and motivate people with COPD, asthma, and other chronic respiratory conditions to get a flu vaccination. For more information, visit http://www.SpiroPD.com. Allentown, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) January 23, 2013 The flu epidemic now affects people in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The young, the elderly, and those who already have lung conditions are hit hardest....


Latest Cystic fibrosis Reference Libraries

Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...

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