Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

User-friendly Digital Health Tools Now Available in Canada

The nonprofit Cystic Fibrosis Canada has teamed up with technology company iMD Health Global (iMD) to make user-friendly digital health tools for cystic fibrosis (CF) available to both patients and healthcare professionals. The  goal is to boost understanding of the disease and how to best manage it. Through…

Smartphone App Study to Assess How Trikafta Affects Daily Life

A first-of-its-kind, observational study will allow patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) to use their smartphones to monitor the ways in which Trikafta (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor) affects their daily lives. Sponsored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the now-enrolling HERO-2 study (NCT04798014) will collect patients’ self-reported feedback for one year…

Respinova’s Pulsehaler Device Wins FDA OK

Respinova’s non-invasive Pulsehaler, a medical device meant to ease breathing in patients with airway restrictions, such as in cystic fibrosis (CF), has been cleared for marketing in the U.S. Pulsehaler was granted 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following the company’s submission of a…

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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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