Telehealth during pandemic linked to worse lung function in kids

An exclusive telehealth care model used during the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with a decrease in pulmonary function in Australian children with cystic fibrosis (CF). “It is likely that telehealth based care should complement, rather than replace in person assessment,” according to the researchers. “Further work is needed to…

T2 inflammation, asthma linked to worse CF symptoms: Study

Overactive T2 inflammation, a type of immune response linked to asthma, may be associated with worse symptoms of cystic fibrosis (CF), a finding that could pave the way for using anti-asthmatics for CF, a study suggests. The study, “Association between Cystic Fibrosis exacerbations, lung function, T2 inflammation and…

AR-501, inhaled treatment for CF lung infections, showing safety

AR-501, an experimental, nonantibiotic inhaled treatment for chronic lung infections in cystic fibrosis (CF), was well tolerated among adults patients in a Phase 2a clinical trial. Top-line data, announced by the therapy’s developer Aridis Pharmaceuticals, suggest that the medication was present in lung fluid samples at concentrations…

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