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Signs & Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis by Well Med Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm 1 Comment Here is a list of some of the common signs and symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis: Abdominal bloating Abnormal exocrine glands Absence of sperm in ejaculate due to obstruction Airway obstruction Biliary cirrhosis Bronchiectasis Bulky bowel movements Bulky foul-smelling stool Bulky foul-smelling stools Chronic Burkholderia ce ... Read on »
Human Growth Hormone Shows Promise in Treating Cystic Fibrosis Symptoms by Healthcare Research & Quality Posted Mon 04 Oct 2010 8:00am Human growth hormone can be used successfully to treat some symptoms of cystic fibrosis, but its impact on the disease itself remains unknown, according to a new report funded by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic multi-organ disease, caused by a defective gene, in whic ... Read on »
What is cystic fibrosis? by Live Life Then Give Life Patient Expert Posted Mon 09 May 2011 4:30am The Facts o Cystic Fibrosis is one of the UK's most common, life-threatening inherited diseases. o Cystic Fibrosis affects over 9,000 people in the UK. o Cystic Fibrosis causes the internal organs to become clogged with this sticky mucus attracting infection and making it difficult to breathe and digest food. o People with Cystic Fibros ... Read on »
Cystic Fibrosis — The Victims are Heroes by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Sat 15 Sep 2012 7:00am CF is Cystic Fibrosis. Most of us know nothing about it even though we are familiar with the term. CF is a devastating disease causing constant discomfort and requiring intense and frequent treatment. A CF patient must start every day with an extended and sometimes agonizing period of therapy. Often that therapy has to be repeated several t ... Read on »
CYSTIC FIBROSIS by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted Wed 24 Mar 2010 12:00am Mar 24           Cystic fibrosis or CF is an inherited disease involving epithelial cells.  Epithelial cells are found lining the skin, sweat glands, and respiratory, gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts.  In people with cystic fibrosis, the epithelial cells do not function ... Read on »
Genzyme, PTC Therapeutics Cystic Fibrosis Drug Relieves Symptom by FERRY Posted Sun 24 May 2009 10:50pm An experimental cystic fibrosis drug made by PTC Therapeutics Inc. and Genzyme Corp. increased lung function and helped patients maintain their weight in a study. The treatment helped relieve symptoms in patients whose disease is tied to certain genetic mutations, according to company-sponsored research published in the U.K.-based medical jour ... Read on »
Drug Targets Faulty Process That Drives Cystic Fibrosis by Medline Plus Posted Wed 17 Nov 2010 5:00pm This medicine might help minority of patients with particular gene, but others like it could follow Wednesday, November 17, 2010 WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug focused on the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis is showing promise in Phase II clinical trials, new researc ... Read on »
Guest Article - by Jenna Walters by Alice V. Patient Expert Posted Tue 07 Feb 2012 12:56pm One of by blog-readers asked if she could do a guest article. She is a recent college graduate majoring in English, passionate about writing about health issues. And come to think of it, I've never really posted much about CF and it's workings. Feel free to comment! Cystic Fibrosis and Alternative Therapy Cystic fibrosis is a genetic diseas ... Read on »
Finger Clubbing in Cystic Fibrosis by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 7:27pm One of the prevailing physical signs of cystic fibrosis is noticeable digital clubbing. Digital clubbing is a condition in which the tips of fingers or toes have an unusually large amount of excess tissue. This results in the nail bed taking on a curved appearance. This rounding of the fingertips is easily recognized by viewing the fingers f ... Read on »
What is a Pulmonary Exacerbation? by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 6:59pm Pulmonary exacerbation [pull-moh- NARE- ee eks-a-sur- BAY -shun] is defined simply as a temporary worsening of the lung function due to an infection or inflammation. Although no formal definition exists, an exacerbation is generally characterized by the following symptoms: 1. Shortness of breath 2. Fatigue 3. Increased cough ... Read on »