Cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis (CF), also known as mucoviscidosis, is a genetic disorder that affects mostly the lungs but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys and intestine. Long-term issues include difficulty breathi...
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Sweat test
The sweat test measures the concentration of chloride that is excreted in sweat. It is used to screen for cystic fibrosis (CF). Due to defective chloride channels (CFTR), the concentration of chloride...
Bill Williams (game designer)
Bill Williams (ca. 1960–1998) was a game designer, programmer, and author. Williams' games for the Atari 8-bit computers and Commodore Amiga are admired for their unique and imaginative design concept...
Stu Calver
Stu Calver was a British musician who died in October 2000 at the age of 54. He is best known for his work as a backing vocalist with the singer Cliff Richard. Stu Calver had an incredible vocal range...
Grégory Lemarchal
Grégory Lemarchal (13 May 1983 – 30 April 2007) was a French singer who rose to fame by winning the fourth series of the reality TV programme Star Academy France, broadcast on the TF1 television netwo...
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Laura Rothenberg
Laura Elizabeth Rothenberg (February 3, 1981 - March 20, 2003) was an author.
Rothenberg grew up in New York City. She attended The Chapin School in Manhattan and then Brown University.
Ataluren
Ataluren, formerly known as PTC124, is a small-molecular agent designed by PTC Therapeutics and sold under the trade name Translarna in the European Union.
Ataluren makes ribosomes less sensitive ...
Lumacaftor
Lumacaftor (USAN, codenamed VX-809) is an experimental drug for the treatment of cystic fibrosis being developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals. The drug is designed to be effective in patients that have t...
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Ivacaftor
Ivacaftor (trade name Kalydeco, developed as VX-770) is a drug approved for patients with a certain mutation of cystic fibrosis, which accounts for 4–5% cases of cystic fibrosis. Ivacaftor was develo...
Immunoreactive trypsinogen
Measurement of Immunoreactive trypsinogen (IRT) in blood of newborn babies is an assay in rapidly increasing use as a screening test for cystic fibrosis.IRT is typically raised in cystic fibrosis pati...
Warren Warwick
Warren J. Warwick is an American pediatrician, notable for co-inventing a chest wall oscillation device called the Vest Airway Clearance System, or "The Vest", a mechanical vest for clearing the lungs...
Boomer Esiason
Norman Julius "Boomer" Esiason (/əˈsaɪ.əsən/; born April 17, 1961) is a retired American football quarterback and current network color commentator. During a 14-year career in the National Football Le...
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Transepithelial potential difference
Transepithelial potential difference (TEPD) is the voltage across an epithelium, and is the sum of the membrane potentials for the outer and inner cell membranes.The diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) ...
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust, founded in 1964, is the United Kingdom’s only national charity dedicated to all aspects of cystic fibrosis (CF). It funds research to treat and cure CF and aims to ensure a...
Fibrosing colonopathy
Fibrosing colonopathy is a disease that arises in patients with cystic fibrosis treated with enteric coated pancreatic enzyme supplements. The disease is associated with high dose of these supplements...
Distal intestinal obstruction syndrome
Distal intestinal obstruction syndrome (DIOS) involves blockage of the intestines by thickened stool and occurs in individuals with cystic fibrosis. DIOS was previously known as meconium ileus equival...
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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) is a non-profit organization in the United States established to provide the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis (CF). The Foundation provides information ab...
Superdance
Superdance is a twelve hour danceathon held to raise money for treatment and research for children with Cystic Fibrosis. It is held annually at Bishop O'Connell High School and has raised over $4 mil...
Dorothy Hansine Andersen
Dorothy Hansine Andersen (May 15, 1901 – March 3, 1963) was the American physician who was the first person to identify cystic fibrosis and the first American physician to describe the disease.Born in...
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Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator
Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) is a membrane protein in vertebrates that is encoded by the CFTR gene.CFTR is an ABC transporter-class ion channel that codes for a protein t...
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Frankie Abernathy
Frankie Jo Abernathy (December 21, 1981 – June 9, 2007) was a cast member on MTV's The Real World: San Diego which was filmed in late 2003 and aired from January to June 2004. Hailing from Kansas Ci...
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ΔF508
ΔF508 (delta-F508, full name CFTRΔF508 or F508del-CFTR; rs113993960) is a specific mutation within the gene for a protein called the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR). The mu...
NACFC
North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC) The NACFC is an annual conference. It is a medical/scientific forum designed for attendance by health care professionals and research scientists invol...
Child Health International
Child Health International (CHI) is a Winchester (UK)-based charity, with a proven record of success in improving the healthcare of children in Russia, Eastern Europe and a new project to help childre...
List of cystic fibrosis organizations
The following organizations assist people with or do research into cystic fibrosis, a hereditary disease affecting the lungs and digestive system, causing progressive disability and often early death....