Cystic Fibrosis

Common Name(s)

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited condition that causes mucus to build up and clog some of the organs in the body, particularly in the lungs and pancreas. When mucus clogs the lungs, it can make breathing very difficult. The thick mucus also causes bacteria to get stuck in the airways, which causes inflammation and infections. These infections can cause chronic coughing, and wheezing. Over time, mucus buildup and infections can lead to permanent lung damage, including the formation of scar tissue (fibrosis) and cysts in the lungs. Mucus can also block the digestive tract and pancreas, leading to digestive problems. CF is caused by mutations in the CFTR gene and is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion.
 

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Cystic Fibrosis" for support, advocacy or research.

Boomer Esiason Foundation

The Boomer Esiason Foundation is a dynamic partnership of leaders in the medical and business communities joining with a committed core of volunteers to heighten awareness, education and quality of life for those affected by cystic fibrosis, while providing financial support to research aimed at finding a cure.

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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Center for Jewish Genetics

The Center is dedicated to gathering and disseminating knowledge about Jewish genetic disorders and hereditary cancers. Its mission is to educate and serve health care professionals, clergy and the Jewish community.

Last Updated: 26 Dec 2012

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Cochrane Collaboration

The Cochrane Collaboration is an international network of healthcare professionals, researchers and consumers preparing, maintaining, and disseminating high quality systematic reviews of randomised control trials. This review group focuses on genetic disorders such as cystic fibrosis (CF), haemoglobinopathies, coagulopathies and inborn errors of metabolism.

Last Updated: 12 May 2015

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Our mission is to assure the development of the means to cure and control Cystic Fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2013

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Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc.

Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. exists to fund research, to provide educational and personal support and to spread awareness of cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease.

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Cystic Fibrosis" for support, advocacy or research.

Boomer Esiason Foundation

The Boomer Esiason Foundation is a dynamic partnership of leaders in the medical and business communities joining with a committed core of volunteers to heighten awareness, education and quality of life for those affected by cystic fibrosis, while providing financial support to research aimed at finding a cure.

http://www.esiason.org

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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Center for Jewish Genetics

The Center is dedicated to gathering and disseminating knowledge about Jewish genetic disorders and hereditary cancers. Its mission is to educate and serve health care professionals, clergy and the Jewish community.

http://www.jewishgenetics.org

Last Updated: 26 Dec 2012

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Cochrane Collaboration

The Cochrane Collaboration is an international network of healthcare professionals, researchers and consumers preparing, maintaining, and disseminating high quality systematic reviews of randomised control trials. This review group focuses on genetic disorders such as cystic fibrosis (CF), haemoglobinopathies, coagulopathies and inborn errors of metabolism.

http://cfgd.cochrane.org

Last Updated: 12 May 2015

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Our mission is to assure the development of the means to cure and control Cystic Fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.

http://www.cff.org

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2013

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Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc.

Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. exists to fund research, to provide educational and personal support and to spread awareness of cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease.

http://www.cfri.org

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2013

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General Resources

CF in the Classroom (English and Spanish)

A guide/manuel for parents, teachers, school administrators, and the healthcare team.

Updated 19 Oct 2012

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CFRI newsletter

Newsletter issued 3 times a year, addressing CF education, research, inspiration, and new information on medications and therapies.

Updated 19 Oct 2012

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Cystic Fibrosis" returned 6334 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

V232D mutation in patients with cystic fibrosis: Not so rare, not so mild.
 

Author(s): Ana E Fernández-Lorenzo, Ana Moreno-Álvarez, Cristóbal Colon-Mejeras, Francisco Barros-Angueira, Alfonso Solar-Boga, Josep Sirvent-Gómez, María L Couce, Rosaura Leis

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(28):e11397.

 

The frequency of some Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Transmembrane Conductance Regulator gene (CFTR) mutations varies between populations. Genetic testing during newborn screening (NBS) for CF can identify less common mutations with low clinical expression in childhood and previously considered ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Effect of backpack carrying on forced vital capacity in cystic fibrosis: A randomized crossover-controlled trial.
 

Author(s): Yann Combret, Clement Medrinal, Guillaume Prieur, Aurora Robledo Quesada, Pascal Le Roux, Grégory Reychler

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Backpack carrying impacts lung function in healthy children but the effect in children with cystic fibrosis (CF) is unknown.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Association between hypovitaminosis D and frequency of pulmonary exacerbations in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis.
 

Author(s): Renata Ongaratto, Katiana Murieli da Rosa, Juliana Cristina Eloi, Matias Epifanio, Paulo Marostica, Leonardo Araújo Pinto

Journal: Einstein (Sao Paulo). 2018 ;16(1):eAO4143.

 

Objective We evaluated the association between vitamin D levels and nutritional status, pulmonary function and pulmonary exacerbations in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis. Methods 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels of 37 children and adolescents were retrospectively ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Cystic Fibrosis" returned 709 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Prognostic significance of pulmonary hypertension in patients with cystic fibrosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Diandian Li, Bo Wang, Hao Wang, Qun Liu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Feb;97(7):e9708.

 

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is frequently found in advanced parenchymal lung diseases like cystic fibrosis (CF), but the role played by PH in the clinical outcome of CF patients remains unclear. The aim of this study is to determine the influence of PH on survival in the CF population ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Oral cavity health among cystic fibrosis patients: Literature overview.
 

Author(s): Katarzyna Herman, Małgorzata Kowalczyk-Zając, Tomasz Pytrus

Journal: Adv Clin Exp Med. 2017 Oct;26(7):1147-1153.

 

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder in which the mutation of the Cystis Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) gene that codes the protein forming a chloride channel of epithelial cells results in its distorted functioning. The manifestations of the disorder are mainly ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Bacterial infections in patients with primary ciliary dyskinesia: Comparison with cystic fibrosis.
 

Author(s): Christiaan Dm Wijers, James F Chmiel, Benjamin M Gaston

Journal: Chron Respir Dis. 2017 Nov;14(4):392-406.

 

Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is an autosomal recessive disorder associated with severely impaired mucociliary clearance caused by defects in ciliary structure and function. Although recurrent bacterial infection of the respiratory tract is one of the major clinical features of ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Registry Study on Cystic Fibrosis in Chinese Children
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Cystic Fibrosis

 

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2016

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Clearance of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in Cystic Fibrosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cystic Fibrosis

 

Last Updated: 22 Mar 2018

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Evaluation of Short Antibiotic Combination Courses Followed by Aerosols in Cystic Fibrosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cystic Fibrosis

 

Last Updated: 16 Feb 2018

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