Latest Cystic fibrosis Stories
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
PMD Healthcare announces that the Spiro PD Personal Spirometer is a favorite Christmas, Hanukkah, Eid, and Kwanzaa gift for people with chronic respiratory conditions to monitor their lung function.
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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