Author Archives: Özge Özkaya, PhD

Surgery to Correct Spine Deformities in CF Could Produce Good Results with Adequate Care, Case Review Suggests

Spine deformities that are sometimes seen in cystic fibrosis (CF) may be adequately corrected with minimal risk through multidisciplinary care during surgery and meticulous surgical techniques, as reported by a case study reviewed in the article “Scoliosis Surgery in Cystic Fibrosis: Surgical Considerations and the Multidisciplinary Approach of a Rare Case.”

Full Gene Sequencing Might Detect CF Mutations in Babies of Any Ethnicity, Study Says

All babies with a known mutation causing cystic fibrosis (CF) and a second mutation known as the 5T allele should be screened for additional mutations to predict their risk of developing CF later in life, according to a study conducted by researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), and the California Department of Public Health.

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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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