Author Archives: Yedida Y Bogachkov PhD

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…

Liver Disease in CF Appears Linked to Problems in CFTR Protein

A unique interaction between CFTR — the protein defective in people with cystic fibrosis (CF) — and two pro-inflammatory proteins may explain why some CF patients develop liver disease, researchers reported. Their work suggests that the CFTR protein can act as an anchor, bringing certain proteins — including the pro-inflammatory…


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Little Books That Communicate Big Ideas About Health

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Columnist Kate Delany shares the children’s books about health she loved as a child, as well as others she’s shared with her own children.

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