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Cystic fibrosis testing -- next steps
Three reports describing advances in cystic fibrosis genetic testing appear in the May 2009 issue of The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.  View News Article (2009-04-28)

Antibiotic Could Offer Promise For Treatment Of Cystic Fibrosis
The antibiotic azithromycin could offer some benefit to people with cystic fibrosis if they do not respond to conventional treatment, suggest authors of a study in this week's issue of THE LANCET. Cystic fibrosis is a severe genetic disorder-the most commonly recessively inherited disorder in white populations. Treatment is limited, and aimed at counteracting chronic respiratory infection. The... View News Article (2002-09-25)

Inhaled Antibiotic For Treatment Of Early Lung Infection In Patients With Cystic Fibrosis (p 983)
Inhalation of the antibiotic tobramycin could have an important future role in reducing lung infection of patients with cystic fibrosis, suggest authors of a research letter in this week's issue of THE LANCET. More than 80% of patients with cystic fibrosis are chronically infected by the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Infection reduces lung function, and leads to substantially reduced life... View News Article (2001-09-19)

Breathe deep: Which patients could benefit from inhaled steroids in cystic fibrosis?
A specific variation in the glucocorticoid receptor gene is associated with lung disease progression in cystic fibrosis, research published this week in the online open access journal Respiratory Research reveals. View News Article (2007-11-29)

Research published in this week's issue of THE LANCET concludes that screening babies for cystic fibrosis provides the opportunity for more reliable prenatal diagnosis of the disease. The value of screening for the currently incurable disease cystic fibrosis has been the subject of debate over the past few years. Virginie Scotet and colleagues assessed the results of 10 years of screening in... View News Article (2000-08-30)

Women with cystic fibrosis "too embarrassed" to seek help for incontinence
A study in this week's BMJ finds that over two-thirds of women with the chest disease cystic fibrosis suffer urinary incontinence, yet are reluctant to seek help. Given that incontinence can affect a patient's ability to perform essential daily treatment procedures, addressing this problem should become part of the routine management of cystic fibrosis, report the authors. Researchers at the... View News Article (2001-06-20)

Dramatic rise expected in adults living with cystic fibrosis
The number of people living with cystic fibrosis into adulthood is expected to increase dramatically by 2025, prompting calls for the development of adult cystic fibrosis services to meet the demand.  View News Article (2015-03-19)

Scientists discover basic defect in cystic fibrosis airway glands
Scientists at Stanford University have determined that the buildup of sticky mucus found in cystic fibrosis is caused by a loss in the epithelial cell's ability to secrete fluid. View News Article (2006-03-20)

Insights into a new therapy for a rare form of cystic fibrosis
Scientists at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto have established that a drug recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat a rare form of cystic fibrosis works in an unconventional way. View News Article (2012-10-29)

Trial Reveals Safer And Simpler Approach To Treating Children With Cystic Fibrosis
Treating chest infections in young cystic fibrosis patients with an antibiotic once instead of three times daily is as effective and less toxic, conclude the results of a randomised trial published in this week's issue of THE LANCET. View News Article (2005-02-09)

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