Author Archives: Margarida Maia

Sildenafil Increases Exercise Capacity, Study Suggests

Sildenafil improves how muscles work when patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) exercise and this translates into better exercise capacity, a new study suggests. The study, “Exercise intolerance in cystic fibrosis: importance of skeletal muscle,” was published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports &…

Study Will Assess How Diet, Exercise May Extend Lifespan

People with cystic fibrosis (CF) generally are living longer and healthier lives than in the recent past. Now, researchers will conduct a five-year study to look into ways to further increase and improve the lifespan of people with the disease. The idea behind the study comes from a collaborative…

Trikafta Found Safe, Effective for Children Ages 6–11

Trikafta, a medication that combines three different therapies (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor), is safe and effective in children with cystic fibrosis (CF) ages 6 to 11 who have certain genetic mutations, results from a Phase 3 clinical trial show. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently accepted for review a…

CF Families in Ontario Send Video Plea for Access to Vertex Therapies

Parents of children and young adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) in Ontario sent a video appeal to the head of their province’s government, asking the premier to quickly expand prescription criteria that limits their access to key therapies by Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Two of the three gene modulating treatments noted…

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The Benefits of Being Sick

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As columnist Lara Govendo reflects on her journey through CF and transplant, she realizes there are a surprising number of benefits.

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