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1/21/18
The effect of enteral tube feeding in cystic fibrosis: A registry based study

Long-term effect of enteral tube feeding (ETF) in cystic fibrosis (CF) remains equivocal.

1/18/18
Initial development and pilot testing of observer-reported outcomes (ObsROs) for children with cystic fibrosis ages 0–11years

Patient-reported outcomes are important clinical trial endpoints. Young children may not be able to reliably report on how they feel or function, so observer-reported outcomes (ObsROs) may be more appropriate for them. The purpose of this study was to develop and pilot field test electronic parent-reported observational instruments for children with cystic fibrosis (CF) 0–6 and 7–11years of age.

1/11/18
One time quantitative PCR detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to discriminate intermittent from chronic infection in cystic fibrosis

Chronic airway infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a major risk factor of progression of lung disease in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Chronic P. aeruginosa infection evolves from intermittent infection that is amenable to antibiotic eradication, whereas chronically adapted P. aeruginosa becomes resistant to antibiotic therapy. Discrimination of intermittent versus chronic infection is therefore of high therapeutic relevance, yet the available diagnostic methods are only partly satisfactory.

1/9/18
Quantifying fluctuation in glucose levels to identify early changes in glucose homeostasis in cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis related diabetes (CFRD) is associated with increased morbidity in CF. Variability in physiological systems is associated with dysfunctional homeostasis. We examined whether fluctuation in glucose is a marker of CFRD or “pre-diabetes”.

1/6/18
Up-to-date and projected estimates of survival for people with cystic fibrosis using baseline characteristics: A longitudinal study using UK patient registry data

Over half of babies born today, and of individuals aged 30 and above today, can expect to survive into at least their fifth decade.

12/29/17
KB001-A, a novel anti-inflammatory, found to be safe and well-tolerated in cystic fibrosis patients infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa) airways infection, exuberant local inflammation, and progressive lung function loss are hallmarks of cystic fibrosis (CF). KB001-A is an anti-PcrV PEGylated monoclonal antibody fragment to the Type III secretion system of Pa.This 16-week study evaluated KB001-A associated effect on time-to-need for antibiotics for worsening respiratory signs and symptoms, as well as safety, and treatment-associated changes in symptom scores, inflammatory markers, and spirometry.

12/29/17
Ratiometric sweat secretion optical test in cystic fibrosis, carriers and healthy subjects

We have simplified the published procedure (5) for measuring sweat rates in individual human sweat glands.Sweat secretion rates were obtained from sweat drops secreted on the forearm by multiple individual glands. We computed a ratio between CFTR-dependent (by intradermal microinjection of a β adrenergic cocktail) and CFTR-independent (by methacoline as cholinergic stimulus) sweat secretion rates.We obtained a reproducible, approximately linear readout of CFTR function with measurements performed by two different independent teams.