Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

#NACFC2016 – Close Gastroenterologist Monitoring of Patient Enteral Tube Feeding Urged by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Recommendations by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) on enternal tube feeding for patients were supported by Jillian Sullivan, MD, from the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital today at the 30th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference in Orlando, Florida. Sullivan’s presentation,“Role of the Gastroenterologist in Enteral Tube Feedings,” was part of a symposium…

#NACFC2016 – Colonoscopy, Bone Scans, Diabetes Screening Required for Aging CF Patients

In today’s symposium “Growing Older With CF” at the 30th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC) in Orlando, Florida, Cathy Chacon, RN, from National Jewish Health, presented a discussion about integrating routine screenings into overall healthcare for aging CF patients. The session was titled “Recommended Screenings for Adults with CF.”…

#NACFC2016 – Exercises Targeting Trunk Muscles May Improve CF Urinary Incontinence

In a recent symposium, scientists discussed the increased importance of physical therapy in addressing cystic fibrosis-associated muscle impairments and urinary incontinence. The presentation, titled “Posture, Pelvic Floor & Pistons: A Look Beyond ‘Kegels’ to Treat Urinary Incontinence,” was given today at the Symposium “Growing Older With CF” at the 30th…

#NACFC2016 – Kalydeco Improves Weight, Pulmonary Function in CF Patients with Pancreatic Insufficiency

In a recent presentation, researchers showed how Kalydeco (ivacaftor) is an effective therapy in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with pancreatic insufficiency, improving the patients’ pulmonary function and weight, along with other clinical parameters. The presentation, “Improvement in weight, pulmonary function and other outcomes with 3-month Ivacaftor treatment differed by exocrine pancreatic…

Platelets Not Source of Inflammatory Markers in CF Patients’ Blood, Study Finds

Platelets  circulating in the blood of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients do not contribute to the increased levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines known to exist in these patients, and which   aggravate the chronic inflammation that marks the disease, researchers reported. Their study, “Decreased TGF-β1 and VEGF Release in Cystic Fibrosis Platelets: Further Evidence for Platelet…


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