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Research Findings Indicate Ivacaftor May Decrease Common Infections in CF Patients

Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) who take the drug, Ivacaftor, appear to have fewer respiratory infections over time than those not taking the drug, according to new research findings published online in the Annuals of the American Thoracic Society. The hereditary disorder, Cystic fibrosis, is caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator …

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Penn Study Identifies Microbes in Wound Healing That Can Lead to Foot Amputation

A University of Pennsylvania study, published April 18, 2019, in Cell Host and Microbe, finds whether wounds, including a diabetic foot ulcer, heal or progress to a worse outcome, including infection or even amputation, may depend on the microbiome within that wound. Researchers at the University’s Perelman School of Medicine identified specific strains of the …

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