Relatives with CF Can Be Source of MRSA Transmission, Study Finds

Among people with cystic fibrosis (CF), antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is sometimes transmitted among relatives, but rarely in healthcare settings, an analysis of patients at a CF center in Iowa suggested. Findings also indicate that distinct subsets of S. aureus may be associated with differences in disease progression. These results were in the…

Online Art, Music and Exercise Programs Win CFF Impact Grants

This year’s Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) Impact Grants will support three new virtual programs that support the well-being of people of all ages living with cystic fibrosis (CF). These winning projects range from a virtual video performance with tailored songs for hospitalized children with CF, to online exercise classes for teenagers,…

CF Survey: Educational Info About Cannabis, CBD Lacking

Assessment, documentation, and education regarding cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD) use among cystic fibrosis (CF) patients varies across centers in the U.S., according to a survey of nearly 300 CF healthcare providers. This variability may be related partially to the different laws between U.S. states regarding these controversial substances, the…

Study Describes New Compound for Nonsense Mutations

A novel compound that may hold promise for treating the roughly 11% of cases of cystic fibrosis (CF) that are caused by nonsense mutations has been described in a new study. The study, “A small molecule that induces translational readthrough of CFTR nonsense mutations by eRF1…

Metal in Source Water Tied to NTM Infection in Patients in Colorado

Source water levels of a metal called molybdenum is a significant environmental risk factor for nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection among people in Colorado with cystic fibrosis (CF), a database study focused on that state reported. NTM infection, caused by Mycobacterium abscessus (M. abscessus), is a difficult-to-treat bacterial infection, and…

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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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