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  MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs and digestive tract.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is caused by a defective gene which tells the body to produce abnormally thick and sticky fluid, called mucus.
Screening of family members of a cystic fibrosis patient may detect the cystic fibrosis gene in between 60 and 90% of carriers, depending on the test used.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000107.htm   (745 words)

  Cystic fibrosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a common hereditary disease that affects the entire body, causing progressive disability and early death.
The most consistent aspect of therapy in cystic fibrosis is limiting and treating the lung damage caused by thick mucus and infection with the goal of maintaining quality of life.
She was the first to describe the characteristic cystic fibrosis of the pancreas and to correlate it with the lung and intestinal disease prominent in CF.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cystic_fibrosis   (5705 words)

 Information about Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis affects tissues that produce mucus secretions, such as the airway, the gastrointestinal tract, the ducts of the pancreas, the bile ducts of the liver and the male urogenital tract.
Men with cystic fibrosis may become infertile because the tubules, called the vas deferens, that transport sperm from the testes are absent or undeveloped.
Cystic Fibrosis is the #1 genetic killer of children and young adults in the United States.
www.mamashealth.com /cfibrosis.asp   (452 words)

 Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disease that causes the body to make thick, sticky mucus (say: myoo-kus).
Cystic fibrosis affects more than 30,000 children and young adults in the United States.
Although someone with cystic fibrosis is born with it, it isn't always obvious at birth.
kidshealth.org /kid/health_problems/heart/cystic_fibrosis.html   (1072 words)

 Cystic Fibrosis
This protein is defective in cystic fibrosis, producing the thick, sticky mucus that causes problems for people with CF.
Although someone with cystic fibrosis is born with it, it isn't always obvious at birth.
Kids with cystic fibrosis have to work a little harder to breathe, and this burns more calories so it's important that they get enough to eat.
www.kidshealth.org /kid/health_problems/heart/cystic_fibrosis.html   (1065 words)

 Cystic Fibrosis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common lethal autosomal recessive disease found in the Caucasian population, with a frequency of approximately one in 2,500 births.
With a recent and unprecedented increase in the success of diagnosis and treatment modalities for the pulmonary component of cystic fibrosis, the estimated median survival age for those born in the 1990's is now 40 years.
Cystic fibrosis heterozygote resistance to cholera toxin in the cystic fibrosis mouse.
www.thorne.com /altmedrev/fulltext/cystic.html   (5065 words)

 Cystic fibrosis - Genetics Home Reference
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease of the mucus glands that affects many of the body's organs.
The inability to conceive a child (infertility) is common in men with cystic fibrosis because the tubes that carry sperm (the vas deferens) often fail to develop properly.
Mutations in the CFTR gene cause cystic fibrosis.
ghr.nlm.nih.gov /condition=cysticfibrosis   (754 words)

 Cystic Fibrosis
underlying the pathobiology of the cystic fibrosis phenotype.
Mutations in the cystic fibrosis gene in patients with congenital absence of the vas deferens.
Cystic fibrosis gene mutations and pancreatitis risk: relation to epithelial ion transport and trypsin inhibitor gene mutations.
www.medical-journals.com /real28.htm   (1501 words)

 Cystic Fibrosis / Family Village
The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has chapters help to promote public awareness of the CF cause through displays, speaking engagements, organize fundraising events, provide members with mutual self-help and support in coping with cystic fibrosis on a daily basis.
The The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) was established in 1955 to raise money for research to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and to improve the quality of life for the 30,000 children and young adults with the disease.
Cystic Fibrosis, or CF as it is commonly called, is a disease caused by an inherited genetic defect.
www.familyvillage.wisc.edu /lib_cysf.htm   (519 words)

 Cystic Fibrosis - PulmonologyChannel
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal, inherited disease in the United States (see Incidence).
CF is a genetic disease resulting from the inheritance of a defective autosomal recessive gene (see Genetics of Cystic Fibrosis).
The defective gene that is responsible for causing cystic fibrosis is on chromosome 7.
www.pulmonologychannel.com /cf   (1004 words)

 Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand
Cystic Fibrosis is NZ's most common life-threatening inherited disease and the CF Association is the only national organisation dedicated to all aspects of the condition.
The Cystic Fibrosis Association is an incorporated society providing membership for regional groups, businesses and individuals who wish to work together in support of people with cystic fibrosis and their families.
The goal of the Association is to ensure increased life expectancy for people with cystic fibrosis and improved quality of life for them and their families; and through research to achieve better control and ultimate cure for the illness.
www.cfnz.org.nz   (466 words)

 Cystic Fibrosis - WrongDiagnosis.com
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal genetic disease in the United States today.
Cystic Fibrosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
This means that Cystic Fibrosis, or a subtype of Cystic Fibrosis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /c/cf/intro.htm   (1214 words)

 Cystic Fibrosis
In cystic fibrosis the secretions produced by glands in various parts of the body are abnormally sticky.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common, life threatening genetic disorder in Australia.
Most people with cystic fibrosis moving from the paediatric to the adult hospital face difficulties including changing health care practitioners, hospitals, medications and sharing rooms with elderly people.
www.healthinsite.gov.au /topics/Cystic_Fibrosis   (325 words)

 Cystic fibrosis disease information on symptoms, treatment and causes
Cystic fibrosis occurs because of a faulty gene called the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator - or CFTR gene.
About one in five people with cystic fibrosis are diagnosed at birth, when their gut becomes blocked by extra thick meconium (the fl tar-like bowel contents that all babies pass soon after birth).
People with cystic fibrosis have a large amount of salt in their sweat, and measuring the amount of salt in the sweat can help determine whether or not your baby has cystic fibrosis.
hcd2.bupa.co.uk /fact_sheets/Mosby_factsheets/Cystic_fibrosis.html   (1410 words)

 genome.gov | Learning About Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common, fatal genetic disease in the United States.
CF causes the body to produce thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs, leads to infection, and blocks the pancreas, which stops digestive enzymes from reaching the intestine where they are required in order to digest food.
The first cystic fibrosis gene therapy experiments have involved lung cells because these cells are readily accessible and because lung damage is the most common, life-threatening problem in CF patients.
www.genome.gov /10001213   (1036 words)

 Tildonk Fights Cystic Fibrosis
In 1996, the first drive for the benefit of cystic fibrosis patients was a big success.
When, in November 94, we learned that our son Jurgen was affected with cystic fibrosis we realized, through questions from different persons, that few knew about that disease.
And when Jurgen’s school officials asked us if they could help in the fight against cystic fibrosis, nobody knew that such a solidarity would rise from the press, the radio, associations in Tildonk, companies, shops owners, known and unknown Flemish people who spontaneously offered their help, to organize or to sponsor an activity.
users.skynet.be /tildonk_tegen_muco/tildonk1.htm   (300 words)

 Cystic Fibrosis Information
Cystic Fibrosis is not contagious, and therefore cannot be transmitted from person to person.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation:The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) was established in 1955 to raise money for research to find a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF) and to improve the quality of life for the 30,000 children and young adults with CF.
CFRI Research:CFRI's mission is to fund cystic fibrosis research and to offer educational and support programs for people with CF and their families.
pw2.netcom.com /~yourman/webdoc1.htm   (637 words)

 Cystic Fibrosis Gene
People who are homozygous for delta F508 mutation tend to have the most severe symptoms of cystic fibrosis due to critical loss of chloride ion transport.
According to the Cystic Fibrosis Mutation Database maintained by the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, more than 900 mutations are known in the CFTR gene.
Oxford University GeneMedicine - Click on cystic fibrosis in the navigation bar on the left for CF pathogenesis, gene discovery, and therapies as well as animations and interactive guides to protein sequence, structure, and function.
ornl.gov /sci/techresources/Human_Genome/posters/chromosome/cftr.shtml   (1740 words)

 Cystic fibrosis - MayoClinic.com
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening disorder that causes severe lung damage and nutritional deficiencies.
Normally, these secretions are thin and slippery, but in cystic fibrosis, a defective gene causes the secretions to become thick and sticky.
Treatments for cystic fibrosis are aimed at relieving symptoms and complications.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/cystic-fibrosis/DS00287   (217 words)

 Cystic Fibrosis Disease Profile
For more about the gene that causes cystic fibrosis, see the CFTR Gene Profile.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a chronic, progressive, and frequently fatal genetic (inherited) disease of the body's mucus glands.
caused by mutations in the CFTR (cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator) gene.
ornl.gov /sci/techresources/Human_Genome/posters/chromosome/cf.shtml   (997 words)

 Home [Cystic Fibrosis Trust]
Cystic Fibrosis is the UK's most common life-threatening inherited disease.
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the UK's only national charity dedicated to all aspects of Cystic Fibrosis.
You can find information about the causes, symptoms and treatments of CF along with details about day to day living with Cystic Fibrosis.
www.cftrust.org.uk   (257 words)

 Cystic Fibrosis News
An Everett pilot, whose daughter has a life-threatening disease in cystic fibrosis, is taking to the skies to help find a cure for his daughter.Two-year-old Piper Litttle looks just as any happy, healthy...
"I have Cystic Fibrosis and we have to raise money to find a cure." Emily Schreiber has raised more than half a million dollars for Cystic Fibrosis research one lap at a time.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Vice President and Former CF Poster Child...
www.topix.net /health/cystic-fibrosis   (616 words)

 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Living With CF   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Adding tomorrows every day expresses the mission and results of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's steadfast efforts to continue extending the length and quality of life for people with cystic fibrosis (CF).
Perhaps the best measure of these efforts is the fact that the median age of survival for people with CF increased to nearly 37 years in 2005.
-- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's patient registry tracks the health of patients with CF across the United States.
www.cff.org /living_with_cf   (574 words)

 Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis occurs in about 1 in 2,500 births in Victoria.
All patients are seen at the Royal Children's Hospital at the time of diagnosis, which is usually in the first year of life.
If it has not, the words 'Cystic Fibrosis' should not be mentioned to the parents.
www.med.monash.edu.au /paediatrics/resources/cf.html   (836 words)

 Cystic Fibrosis Mutation Database
This database is devoted to the collection of mutations in the CFTR gene and is currently maintained by Julian Zielenski, Anluan O'Brien and Lap-Chee Tsui as a resource for the international cystic fibrosis genetics research community.
It was initiated by the Cystic Fibrosis Genetic Analysis Consortium in 1989 to increase and facilitate communications among CF researchers.
For general information on cystic fibrosis, please use our linked sites.
www.genet.sickkids.on.ca /cftr   (188 words)

 Biospace.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The efficacy portion of the trial is a randomized, double-blind comparison of 60 mg of denufosol to placebo by inhalation three times daily in approximately 350 patients with mild cystic fibrosis lung disease at approximately 70 clinical centers across the United States.
A growing number of cystic fibrosis patients are battling a second, often deadly complication: a unique form of diabetes that shares characteristics of the type 1 and type 2 versions that strike many Americans.
A team led by Johns Hopkins Children’s Center scientists has identified and successfully tamed an overactive protein that plays a key role in cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic disorder that interferes with the body’s ability to transport chloride in and out of cells.
www.biospace.com /news_rxtarget.aspx?RxTargetID=63   (962 words)

 Welcome to Genevieve's Cystic Fibrosis Site
I was born in 1975, and I have a disease called Cystic Fibrosis.
Cystic Fibrosis is the most common life - threatening condition affecting Australian children.
Today with earlier diagnosis, better understanding of the condition and better treatment of the disease, more and more children are reaching adulthood.
www.angelfire.com /ok4/cfgen   (337 words)

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