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Infections with the bacteria Pseudomonas are a major cause of sickness and death in cystic fibrosis patients. " Pseudomonas can use the remnants of dead white blood cells to develop a protective b ...


Researchers at University of California - Irvine ( UCI ) have found that breath-analysis testing may prove to be an effective, non-invasive method for detecting the damaging lung-bacteria growth seen ...


Little evidence exists to support the widespread use of bronchodilators to treat children and adults with cystic fibrosis. “ Recurrent wheeze and breathlessness are common in people with cystic fib ...


A study found that subtle differences in other genes, besides the defective gene known to cause the illness cystic fibrosis, can significantly modify the inherited disease's severity. The study, l ...


It has been known for some time that the bacterium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, grows within the deadly, lung-clogging mucous found in the airways of cystic fibrosis patients and significantly weakens the ...


Two teams of medical researchers have identified what they believe is a simple, effective and inexpensive treatment to reduce lung problems associated with cystic fibrosis, the leading fatal genetic i ...


It has been known for some time that the bacterium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, grows within the deadly, lung-clogging mucous found in the airways of cystic fibrosis patients and significantly weakens the ...


Two teams of medical researchers have identified what they believe is a simple, effective and inexpensive treatment to reduce lung problems associated with cystic fibrosis, the leading fatal genetic i ...


In comparison to cystic fibrosis patients who regularly use inhaled corticosteroid, those who did not use these drugs for six months exhibited no positive or negative effects in terms of major disease ...


Long-term complications of cystic fibrosis include osteoporosis and fragility fractures, but few data are available about effective treatment strategies, especially in young patients.Researchers have ...


Mannose-binding lectin ( MBL ) is a key component of innate immunity. MBL deficiency is common ( 10-30% of the general population depending on the definition used ) and has been associated with diseas ...


Bronchiectasis develops early in the course of cystic fibrosis, being detectable in infants as young as 10 weeks of age, and is persistent and progressive. Researchers have determined risk factors for ...


Long-term macrolide treatment has proven benefit in inflammatory airways diseases, but whether it leads to changes in the composition of respiratory microbiota is unknown. A study aimed to assess wh ...


Researchers have conducted a meta-analysis of randomised trials to evaluate the efficacy and safety of inhaled antibiotics in patients with stable non-cystic fibrosis ( CF ) bronchiectasis. 12 tria ...


Several cases of Burkholderia pseudomallei ( B. pseudomallei ) infection in cystic fibrosis have been previously reported. The aim of a study was to identify all cases globally, risk factors for acqui ...