Author Archives: Yedida Y Bogachkov PhD

Risk Factors for Sleep Apnea Differ in Children and Adults

Risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) — a condition in which airflow is blocked intermittently during sleep — differ between children and adults with cystic fibrosis (CF), according to a study. Upper airway conditions, such as enlarged tonsils and inflamed sinuses, appear to be important risk factors for…

Urinary Incontinence Can Rise as Women Age, Study Finds

Urinary incontinence, known to affect both girls and women with cystic fibrosis (CF), is increasingly prevalent as these patients age, and coughing or sneezing were common triggers among adults who took part in a study at a single site in Italy. Incontinence during physical exercise was also fairly common…

P. Aeruginosa Metabolites May Enable Better Patient Management

Molecules produced by the environmental bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa, called alkyl-quinolones derivatives — which regulate bacterial gene activity and act in cell-to-cell communication — may be useful markers for better management of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), a study suggests. These derivatives also may enable a more clear definition…