Author Archives: Magdalena Kegel

CF Children with Rhinovirus Infections Less Likely to Recover Lung Function after Flares

Rhinovirus infections in children with cystic fibrosis (CF) are linked to a lack of improvement in lung function after treatment for pulmonary exacerbations caused by the infection, a recent study reported. The study,“Rhinovirus-associated pulmonary exacerbations show a lack of FEV1 improvement in children with cystic fibrosis,“ analyzed 18 children who were…

CF Infection Can Be Safely Treated by Daily and Continuous Tobi Use, Study Reports

A study comparing two continuous treatment regimens of tobramycin inhalation (Tobi) for Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) found that administration of both once a day and twice daily treatment was safe and well-tolerated. The study, titled “Pharmacokinetics and safety of an 8 week continuous treatment with once-daily versus twice-daily inhalation…

In Children With CF, Parental Depression Lowers Treatment Adherence

A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics showed that depression in parents of children with cystic fibrosis (CF) negatively impacts treatment adherence in children taking enzyme supplements. The findings point to the possibility of increasing adherence rates by identifying and treating parental depression. Studies showed that good…

CF Patients Seen as More Likely to Reject Lung Transplants

A study found that cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, especially younger patients, may be at increased risk of acute cellular rejection of transplanted tissues compared to other transplant patients. The study, “Higher Risk of Acute Cellular Rejection in Lung Transplant Recipients with Cystic Fibrosis,” was recently published in the journal …

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How to Ask for and Offer Help

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In times of need, we may not know how to ask for help or offer it to others. Columnist Kate Delany shares helpful tips on how to do it.

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