The world at large is having to abide by social distancing orders amidst COVID-19, which is something that individuals with CF have been experiencing to some degree for much of their lives to protect their health.
CF Patient Shares How a Cold Led to News She Needed a Double Lung Transplant
Jen, who has been fighting Cystic Fibrosis her whole life, is not a typical healthy adult and this bout with the “common cold” quickly escalated and culminated with Jen being fast-tracked for a double lung transplant. She had watched her lung function decrease over the years sometimes slowly, other times having a rapid decline. This was a rapid decline and the straw that broke the camel’s back.
Rapid Multiplex PCR Testing Detects Six Separate Pathogens in a Young Cystic Fibrosis Patient
CF patients are extremely vulnerable to a variety of pathogens, but it’s highly unusual to see a polyclonal infection involving 6 separate species.
The Necessity of Innovative Diagnostics in Controlling Antibiotic Resistance in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis
Dr. Hahn advocates for a more proactive microbiology lab to closely monitor the types of CF infections and to determine which antibiotics each infection is most susceptible. In the Children’s National study, researchers analyzed each sample in two different ways: standard lab culture and molecular testing.
The Value of Diagnostics in Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance – A Public Health Problem
At this year’s World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress, Dr. Tristan Timbrook delivered a...