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Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) who take ivacaftor appear to have fewer respiratory infections over time than those not taking the drug, according to a study published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. The study also showed that ivacaftor may also reduce some of the most...
Adding new clinical variables to the lung allocation score can help to better identify the sickest patients with cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) awaiting transplants, according to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the indication for tezacaftor/ivacaftor tablets (Symdeko) for the treatment of paediatric patients aged 6 years and older with cystic fibrosis who have certain genetic mutations. Last year, the FDA approved tezacaftor/ivacaftor to treat...
The build-up of abnormally thick mucus and associated inflammation appear to be the initiating cause of lung damage in children with cystic fibrosis (CF), rather than bacterial infections, according to a study published in Science Translational Medicine. The research suggests that doctors might be...
Therapeutic and subtherapeutic beta-lactam antibiotic use is associated with different patterns of microbial changes in the lungs of patients with cystic fibrosis, according to a study published in Scientific Reports. Worsening lung function in patients with cystic fibrosis has been linked to...

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