Author Archives: Malika Ammam, PhD

Alcresta Launches Relizorb for Cystic Fibrosis Feeding Through G-Tubes

Alcresta Therapeutics recently launched the commercialization of the digestive enzyme cartridge Relizorb to help patients unable of breaking down fats, particularly adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) who depend on enteral nutrition. Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic condition caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene…

CF Researchers Identify Way to Move Key Mutant Protein to Its Proper Spot in Cells

Collaborative research between Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands), McGill University (Canada), and the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) has identified a promising approach that could lead to the development of an efficient treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF). The paper, “Characterization and small-molecule stabilization of the multisite tandem binding between 14-3-3…

PEP Devices Can Help Reduce CF Pulmonary Flare-ups, Review Finds

A review study suggests that positive expiratory pressure (PEP) devices are more effective than other airway clearance approaches in reducing pulmonary exacerbations in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), but of similar effectiveness in other measures, like lung function and mucus drainage. The study, entitled “Positive expiratory pressure physiotherapy for airway clearance in people with cystic…

Quest Diagnostics Presents Findings on Clinical Value of Genetic Tests to Detect, Predict CF at #ASHG

Quest Diagnostics recently announced findings from several research projects detailing the clinical value of genetic tests to help predict or detect diseases. Data from the studies, which are being presented at the 2015 American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Annual Meeting being held Baltimore, Maryland from October 8-10, 2015, show that screening…


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How I Discovered That PTSD Was Causing My Post-transplant Struggles

PTSD, mental health, communities, stress, grateful, work, trauma, rare disease day, transplant, CF community, National Blood Donor Month, birthdays, holidays
Columnist Lara Govendo addresses an issue that several readers may relate to: post-transplant PTSD, which can wreak havoc.

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