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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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...
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...
List of people diagnosed with cystic fibrosis
The following notable people have or had cystic fibrosis.
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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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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Congenital absence of the vas deferens
Congenital absence of the vas deferens (CAVD) is a condition in which the vasa deferentia reproductive organs, fail to form properly prior to birth. It may either be unilateral (CUAVD) or bilateral (C...
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...
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...
Paul di Sant’Agnese
Paul di Sant’Agnese (1914–2005 ) was the founder of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and of Cystic Fibrosis Care in the United States. He was a physician, researcher and one of the first clinicians who ...
65 Redroses
65_RedRoses is a 2009 documentary film about Eva Markvoort, a young woman from New Westminster, British Columbia, who suffered from cystic fibrosis. The film follows Markvoort as she lives her life u...
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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...
Pipeline to a cure
Pipeline to a cure is an annual event, held to raise money and awareness for sufferers of Cystic Fibrosis. It grew from the idea to spread awareness of a discovery made by Australian researchers, that...
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...
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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Great Strides
Great Strides is a walk akin to Race for the Cure, where participants walk 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) to raise money to support research for cystic fibrosis. There are Great Strides walks in over 560...
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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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....
Gregory Slay
Gregory Scott Slay (May 10, 1969 – January 1, 2010) was an American musician, drummer and songwriter. Slay was a founding member of Remy Zero and remained the band's drummer until its breakup in 2003....
Alice Martineau
Alice Katherine Martineau (8 June 1972 – 6 March 2003) was an English pop singer and songwriter.
Born and educated in London, Martineau played both the piano and the flute as a child, developing a...
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