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Former Utah Governor to Talk About Her Battle With PF on ABC 4 Salt Lake City, July 22nd

... with a fatal lung disease. Pulmonary fibrosis (PF), a disease that will likely claim her life, ... a strong supporter of the Coalition for Pulmonary fibrosis (CPF). Gov. Walker participated in the CPF's ... of Representatives in support of the Pulmonary fibrosis Research Enhancement Act (H.R. 1079). This is the ...

CF Foundation Supports President Obama's Nomination of Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., as New NIH Director

... Md., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic fibrosis Foundation commends the nomination by President ... for director of the NIH. About the Cystic fibrosis Foundation The Cystic fibrosis Foundation, the leading organization in the ...

Genetic Breakthrough Spells Hope for Lung Fibrosis Patients

... predict when patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are becoming seriously ill have been identified ... get a lung transplant. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a lung-scarring disease that progresses ... Institute has more about idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis . -- Robert ...

All Fifty States to Screen Newborns for Cystic Fibrosis by 2010

... Md., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic fibrosis Foundation announced today that all 50 states ... that all newborns be screened for cystic fibrosis (CF) by the year 2010. Early diagnosis of ... the aggressive advocacy efforts of the Cystic fibrosis Foundation, its volunteers and many local and ...

News briefs from the July issue of CHEST

... of Chest Physicians. DEATHS FROM PULMONARY fibrosis HIGHEST IN WINTER New research shows that mortality from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and/or pulmonary fibrosis (PF) may be highest during the winter months. ...

Cystic Fibrosis Treatment May Cause Hearing Loss

... -- A common antibacterial treatment for cystic fibrosis can cause sensorineural hearing loss, finds a new ... reviewed the medical records of 50 cystic fibrosis patients treated over a 13-year period at ... and sinonasal infections are common in cystic fibrosis patients. Because of their potency against ...

Women with cystic fibrosis can have safe and successful fertility treatment

... Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Women with cystic fibrosis can have fertility treatment to help them have ... (Tuesday). Until relatively recently, cystic fibrosis (CF) was a death sentence and most people with ... who led the research, said: "Women with cystic fibrosis often have thick cervical mucus preventing them ...

CPF Announces Dates for Seventh Annual National Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Week

... -- The Coalition for Pulmonary fibrosis (CPF) announced today it has scheduled its 2009 National Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) Awareness Week for September 14-21, 2009. ... affected by PF to take action on the Pulmonary fibrosis Research Enhancement Act (PFREA), H.R. 1079, by ...

KePRO Employees Make "Great Strides" Towards Cure for Cystic Fibrosis

... to announce the donation of $12,260 to the Cystic fibrosis Foundation. ... to announce the donation of $12,260 to the Cystic fibrosis Foundation.     ... walk in an effort to raise money for the Cystic fibrosis Foundation. The combined efforts of the ...

Atrial fibrillation in endurance athletes still poses problems for sports cardiologists

... 2. Deconditioning reverses expression of cardiac fibrosis markers in an animal model of endurance training. ... animal models which found that markers of cardiac fibrosis in rats whose treadmill exercise was followed by ... changes, including atrial and right ventricular fibrosis and ...

CPF, Pulmonary Fibrosis Experts Guests on Sirius and XM Satellite Radio Show June 16th

... -- The Coalition for Pulmonary fibrosis (CPF) today announced its co-founder and other Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) experts will be guests on the Sirius and XM ... Frank Adams, MD Subject: Pulmonary fibrosis Guests: Coalition for ...

State Fair Meadowlands Teams Up & Goes Trucking For Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

... Helps Raise Awareness & Funds for Cystic fibrosis EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know that on average Cystic fibrosis affects over 500 individuals in NJ alone, 30,000 ... median age of survival for a person with Cystic fibrosis to more than 37 years. To help increase ...

Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis Announces Awards and Activities at ATS International Conference

... -- The Coalition for Pulmonary fibrosis (CPF) today announced awards received at the ... to date, has funded $400,000 in new pulmonary fibrosis research funding. The organization also received ... . About Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) ...

New Spray Could Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Patients

... aerosol spray may help keep the airways of cystic fibrosis patients moist and clear, researchers say. ... Hirsh said. This deficiency can cause cystic fibrosis patients to have chronic respiratory infection ... The March of Dimes has more about cystic fibrosis . -- Kevin ...

Sodium channel blocker shows promise as a potential treatment for cystic fibrosis

... ATS 2009, SAN DIEGOCystic fibrosis patients may benefit from a new therapy that ... to become absorbed too quickly. "Cystic fibrosis patients have a genetic ion transport defect, ... hours. The results offer new hope for cystic fibrosis sufferers, according to Dr. Hirsh. "The potency ...

Important Data Presented on Independent Predictors of Mortality in Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

... of death in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) were presented at the 2009 International ... of 2009. About IPF Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a disabling and ultimately fatal disease ... portfolio addressing idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. ...

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Rings Bell to Close New York Stock Exchange

... -- In recognition of National Cystic fibrosis Awareness Month, the Cystic fibrosis Foundation has been invited to ring the closing ... New York Stock Exchange today. The Cystic fibrosis Foundation is the leading organization in the ...

Co-Sponsorship of Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act 2009 Increases to 27 Members

... -- The CPF today announced that the Pulmonary fibrosis Research Enhancement Act (PFREA) (H.R. 1079) - ... $16 million in new federal funding for pulmonary fibrosis (PF) research - has now gained the support of 27 ... Mike Castle (R-DE). "The Pulmonary fibrosis Research Enhancement Act is not only important to ...

PARI Pharma Receives 2nd ODD From EMEA; Moves Inhaled Tobramycin - eFlow Technology Program Forward

... Nebulizer System versus TOBI/LC PLUS in 16 cystic fibrosis patients, including 8 adults and 8 children. ... study will be presented at the European Cystic fibrosis Conference (ECFC) in June 2009. In addition, ... PARI LC PLUS. 78 patients suffering from cystic fibrosis (36 adults and 42 children) inhaled the study ...

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Launches GREAT STRIDES Walks Nationwide at 600 Locations

... Md., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic fibrosis Foundation announced today the launch of GREAT ... generates critical funds for life-saving cystic fibrosis (CF) research. The 2009 goal of GREAT STRIDES, ... weekend of May 16-17. May is National Cystic fibrosis Awareness Month . "GREAT STRIDES is the most ...

CW's 7th Heaven Actress Mackenzie Rosman to Visit Birmingham Area High School to Honor Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Fundraising

... Md., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic fibrosis Foundation announced today that CW's 7th Heaven ... Rosman, whose stepsister Katelyn died of cystic fibrosis in December, is the Foundation's National ... to make CF stand for 'Cure Found.'" Cystic fibrosis (CF) affects 30,000 adults and children in the ...

Video: CREON(R) (Pancrelipase) Delayed-Release Capsules First and Only Pancreatic Enzyme Product to Receive FDA Approval Under New Guidelines

... exocrine pancreatic insufficiency due to cystic fibrosis or other conditions - MARIETTA, Ga., May 1 ... pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) due to cystic fibrosis (CF) or other conditions. CREON(R) is the first ... replacement therapy in the treatment of cystic fibrosis patients. Caution should be exercised when doses ...

Actor James Marsden To Appear on CMT Insider May 2, Talk About Pulmonary Fibrosis

... -- The Coalition for Pulmonary fibrosis (CPF) is pleased to announce the airing of an ... other major musical hits, died from pulmonary fibrosis (PF) in 2006. Marsden was Dennis Linde's ... www.coalitionforpf.org . About Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) PF is a lung disorder characterized by a ...

Quest Diagnostics Discovers New Genetic Mutations Affecting Cystic Fibrosis Screening

... affecting the accuracy and quality of Cystic fibrosis (CF) carrier and newborn screening in three ... carriers of the defective, or mutated, cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator (CFTR) gene. A child ... Dr. Grody, who wrote the commentary "Cystic fibrosis Testing Comes of Age(1)" in the journal's May ...

U study shows MRI-based method holds promise for predicting treatment outcomes in patients with AF

... irregular heartbeats and is associated with fibrosis (scar tissue) in the left atrium. Although ... its use in a protocol developed to detect fibrosis in AF patients before they underwent ... that only 14 percent classified as having minimal fibrosis had suffered AF recurrence compared to 75 percent ...

Cleveland Trials Set In Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) Gadolinium MRI Side Effects Cases

... agent side effects and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis . The Federal Judge presiding over these cases ... agent side effects and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) has been consolidated before Judge Dan ... agent cases involving nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) will commence in early January, 2010 before ...

Insights Give New Hope Against Cystic Fibrosis

... role in the severe lung damage suffered by cystic fibrosis patients, according to U.S. researchers. Their ... 30,000 people in the United States. "Cystic fibrosis patients have a problem with turning down the ... The March of Dimes has more about cystic fibrosis . -- Robert ...

CPF Launches National PSA to Educate Public on Pulmonary Fibrosis

... 'Target' Video Dramatizes Message That Pulmonary fibrosis Can Strike Anyone, Anywhere; Urges Americans to ... March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) claims a life every 13 minutes in the U.S., ... someone they love. The Coalition for Pulmonary fibrosis (CPF) today launched a new public service ...

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to Receive Prestigious Health Care Award

... March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic fibrosis Foundation will be honored today in Washington, ... In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, the ... vice president of clinical affairs for the Cystic fibrosis Foundation. "Increasingly, we're learning that ...

Scientists find gene that modifies severity of cystic fibrosis lung disease

... for genes that modify the severity of cystic fibrosis lung disease. "This is a good example of ... the earlier diagnosis of individuals with cystic fibrosis who are susceptible to severe lung disease." ... the genetic makeup of nearly 3,000 cystic fibrosis patients, researchers found that small genetic ...

JackpotCity.com Online Bingo Raises Over 10,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Trust

... sold over 100,000 Bingo tickets for the Cystic fibrosis Trust and raised over £10,000 for the ... Online Bingo has ensured that both the Cystic fibrosis Trust ( www.cftrust.org.uk ) and its players have ... disease. For over 40 years the Cystic fibrosis Trust has dedicated itself to the research and ...

Study Pinpoints New Gene for Cystic Fibrosis

... can modulate the airway disease that marks cystic fibrosis (CF) by muting the pro-inflammatory activities of ... Chris Penland, director of research at the Cystic fibrosis Foundation, which partially funded the study. ... said Dr. Robert Giusti, director of the Cystic fibrosis Center at the Long Island College Hospital in ...

Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act of 2009 Introduced in 111th U.S. Congress

... -- The Coalition for Pulmonary fibrosis (CPF) is excited to announce a pivotal time in our national pulmonary fibrosis (PF) advocacy program -- the introduction of the Pulmonary fibrosis Research Enhancement Act of 2009 (PFREA) in the ...

Hope for preventative treatment for cystic fibrosis lung disease

... researchers have succeeded in preventing cystic fibrosis lung disease in an animal model by spraying ... has no causal therapy thus far Cystic fibrosis (CF) or mucosviscidosis or is the most common ... knowing. The cause of all symptoms of cystic fibrosis are defects at a certain locations in the genetic ...

Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis and American Thoracic Society Announce Recipients of 2009-10 Research Awards

... Advance Understanding and Treatment of Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary fibrosis (CPF) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS), ... the extent of EMT in bleomycin induced pulmonary fibrosis and identify the phenotypic differences between ...

Tobacco smoke and alcohol harm liver worse as combo

... and who drank ethanol had 110 percent more liver fibrosis proteins than mice who breathed filtered air. ... the twice-exposed mice had 65 percent more liver fibrosis proteins than mice who breathed smoky air but did not drink ethanol. fibrosis is scar-like tissue in the liver that can lead to ...

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Web Site Rated 'Best of the Web'

... Thoracic Society (ATS) has rated the Cystic fibrosis Foundation's Web site -- www.cff.org -- the top ... Society in its review, adding: "The Cystic fibrosis Foundation is the preeminent organization involved with matters relating to cystic fibrosis in the United States, if not the world." ...

Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis Celebrates Landmark Year for Awareness, Advocacy, Research

... -- The Coalition for Pulmonary fibrosis (CPF) calls 2008 a year of substantial progress ... FDA-approved treatment, and no cure - Pulmonary fibrosis (PF). The CPF was able to double its ... leading to the introduction of the Pulmonary fibrosis Research Enhancement Act (PFREA), and greatly ...

Cystic Fibrosis Services Pharmacy Celebrates 20th Anniversary

... Md., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cystic fibrosis Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Cystic fibrosis Foundation, today announced its 20th anniversary ... providing quality pharmacy services to the cystic fibrosis (CF) community nationwide. The ...

Aggressive Therapy May Stem CF Progression in Infants

... Treating cystic fibrosis in first 6 months appears most effective, ... be possible to control the progression of cystic fibrosis through early detection and aggressive treatment ... The March of Dimes has more about cystic fibrosis . -- Robert ...
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