Author Archives: Joana Fernandes, PhD

Study Examines Impact of CF Diagnosis on Newborns’ Parents

A recent study reported experiences and perceptions among parents whose children have been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) or sickle cell disease (SCD) via the newborn screening (NBS) program in the United Kingdom. Not surprisingly, the results showed that a positive NBS result may have a profound psychosocial impact on parents,…

By Wagging its ‘Tail,’ Bacteria Common in CF Lung Infections May Initiate Immune Reaction

Researchers have found that a “swimming”  movement by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the bacteria most commonly associated with lung infections in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, triggers an immune response against the pathogen, according to a new study. Its findings may help in targeting therapies to resolve lung infection in CF. The study, “Swimming Motility Mediates…

#NACFC2016 – RELiZORB Improves Fat Absorption, Gastrointestinal Symptoms in CF Feeding Tube Patients

Alcresta Therapeutics announced that its product RELiZORB effectively increased fat absorption in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients receiving enteral tube feeding and who have trouble breaking down and absorbing these molecules, resulting in reduced frequency and severity of gastrointestinal symptoms among those patients. The findings were presented at the 30th…


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Don’t Overlook Emotional Wellness When Dealing With Chronic Illness

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Living with a chronic illness can affect emotional wellness, writes columnist Lara Govendo, who offers up some ideas for managing both.

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