Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Trial Enrolling Patients With Severe Digestive Enzyme Deficiency in Europe

A Phase 2 clinical trial investigating MS1819 in combination with stable pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) to treat exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) in people with cystic fibrosis (CF) is actively recruiting participants in Europe, AzurRx BioPharma, the treatment’s developer, announced. The open-label study (NCT04302662) expects to enroll 24 CF patients, ages 12…

Research May Explain Why Different CF Bacteria Infect at Certain Ages

New research unveils why the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa cause sustained infections in younger cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, while the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia complex infects patients as teenagers and adults. The findings show that P. aeruginosa loses the ability to use its toxic weaponry after it adapts to the lungs, allowing Burkholderia cepacia complex to…

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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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