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Cystic Fibrosis Journal Articles, Videos And Insights

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Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited condition caused by mutations in the CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. This prevents chloride transport in epithelial cells and leads to the a

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The touchRESPIRATORY website provides a selection of resources to inform clinicians and patients about the latest developments in the field. The following are quick, non peer-reviewed, opinion-based updates addressing current trends and opinion on the most recent advances in the area of respiratory medicine:

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A new era in cystic fibrosis therapy Katrina Mountfort, Senior Medical Writer, Touch Medical Media, UK
Shanker Krishna, Respiratory Account Director, Touch Medical Media, UK
Insights into ivacaftor as a game-changing therapy for cystic fibrosis, discussed at the ATS Annual Meeting, Washington DC, May 19–24, 2017

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During the 36th Annual European Cystic Fibrosis Conference held in Lisbon, Drs. Peter Mogayzel and Kenneth Olivier, Staff Clinician at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, Maryland, discuss importance of mycobacterium in CF. Dr. Olivier also discusses the new NTM guidelines that are being developed.
Leading experts in CF discuss how the discovery of the CFTR gene has changed patient care, even if it's much slower than they anticipated. Further, they share their frustrations over the years as the discovery did not meet the initial expectations after the discovery.

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During the 36th Annual European Cystic Fibrosis Conference held in Lisbon, Drs. Peter Mogayzel and Kenneth Olivier, Staff Clinician at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, Maryland, discuss importance of mycobacterium in CF. Dr. Olivier also discusses the new NTM...
Randall Rosenblatt, M.D., chief of pulmonary medicine at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, answers common questions about transplantation for patients with cystic fibrosis.
Leading experts in CF discuss how the discovery of the CFTR gene has changed patient care, even if it's much slower than they anticipated. Further, they share their frustrations over the years as the discovery did not meet the initial expectations after the discovery.
PEP uses a mask device to create a back pressure that the patient breathes out against. This helps to splint airways that are at risk of collapse when breathing out, which in turn means sputum can move towards the mouth for clearance more easily.
The NPD test measures how well salts (sodium and chloride) flow across the mucous membranes in the nose. This can be helpful to diagnose cystic fibrosis.
Jennifer Johnson, RN, a cystic fibrosis nurse coordinator and lung transplant coordinator, talks about cystic fibrosis and the importance of becoming a registered organ donor.

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