Author Archives: Waqar ul Haq Shafaat

High Airway Glucose Levels and P. aeruginosa Infection Linked to Worsening in CF

Hyperglycemia (high glucose/sugar levels) and infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria can acidify the airway surface liquid in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), especially in those with diabetes as well, contributing to disease pathogenesis, researchers report. Their study, “Hyperglycaemia and Pseudomonas aeruginosa acidify cystic fibrosis airway surface liquid by elevating epithelial monocarboxylate…

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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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