The Patient’s Perspective – a Column by Reid D’Amico
At the time of writing this column, Reid had started his PhD in biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt University. He uses an engineering approach to research pulmonary hypertension. Reid has CF, and finds much of his drive by experiencing both the research and patient aspects of cystic fibrosis. Reid has also served as a director at the U.S. Adult Cystic Fibrosis Association.
Cystic fibrosis is a complicated disease. As patients, we are taught that mutations in our cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) proteins are what lead to many of our symptoms ... Read more
In August, Allergan pharmaceuticals announced in a letter to healthcare professionals that it would be restructuring its sales force to align with the “evolving needs of our broad product and ... Read more
Chronic pulmonary infections are a hallmark of lung disease in patients with cystic fibrosis. Due to the variability in bacteria that can colonize the lung and the specific antibiotic treatments ... Read more
Last week, I had the opportunity to accompany Vertex Pharmaceuticals as the Tennessee State Senate declared May 2017 Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. Sen. Steve Dickerson, R-Nashville, sponsored the resolution, which received unanimous ... Read more