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Cystic Fibrosis

Renewed Hopes Through Research

Living healthy is all one wants, but the genetics behind creation of every human is different. As a curse or human agony, some are born with congenital defects in their menu of the genome. Just one has to live with that! The complexity of cystic fibrosis condition, which is rather a slow-killer, affects various organ systems of the human body complicating further with secondary infections. That's what makes the disease so puzzling for which scientists around the world are trying to understand better and to find a cure. Though they narrowed down to a single target gene, the tentacles of the disease reach many unknown corners of the human body. Decades of scientific research in the field of chronic illnesses like this one surely increased the level of life expectancy. This book is the compilation of interesting chapters contributed by eminent interdisciplinary scientists around the world trying to make the life of cystic fibrosis patients better.

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Cystic FibrosisRenewed Hopes Through ResearchEdited by Dinesh Sriramulu

Published: March 28th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1463

ISBN: 978-953-51-0287-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6898-0

Copyright year: 2012

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80088 Total Chapter Downloads

16 Crossref Citations

50 Web of Science Citations

52 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Prognosis of Cystic Fibrosis - A Clinician's Perspective

By Patrick Lebecque


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2. Radiological Features of Cystic Fibrosis

By Iara Maria Sequeiros and Nabil A. Jarad


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3. The Cystic Fibrosis 'Gender Gap': Past Observations Present Understanding and Future Directions

By Sanjay H. Chotirmall, Catherine M. Greene, Brian J. Harvey and Noel G. McElvaney


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4. Cystic Fibrosis and Infertility

By Maria do Carmo Pimentel Batitucci, Angela Maria Spagnol Perrone and Giselle Villa Flor Brunoro


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5. The Genetics of CFTR: Genotype - Phenotype Relationship, Diagnostic Challenge and Therapeutic Implications

By Marco Lucarelli, Silvia Pierandrei, Sabina Maria Bruno and Roberto Strom


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6. Biochemical and Molecular Genetic Testing Used in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Cystic Fibrosis

By Donovan McGrowder


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7. Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm Formation in the CF Lung and Its Implications for Therapy

By Gregory G. Anderson


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8. Outcome and Prevention of Pseudomonas aeruginosa-Staphylococcus aureus Interactions During Pulmonary Infections in Cystic Fibrosis

By Gabriel Mitchell and François Malouin


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9. Infection by Non Tuberculous Mycobacteria in Cystic Fibrosis

By María Santos, Ana Gil-Brusola and Pilar Morales


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10. Atypical Bacteria in the CF Airways: Diversity, Clinical Consequences, Emergence and Adaptation

By Marchandin Hélène, Michon Anne-Laure and Jumas-Bilak Estelle


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11. Viral Respiratory Tract Infections in Cystic Fibrosis

By Dennis Wat


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12. Immune Dysfunction in Cystic Fibrosis

By Yaqin Xu and Stefan Worgall


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13. Channel Replacement Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis

By John M. Tomich, Urška Bukovnik, Jammie Layman and Bruce D. Schultz


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14. Improving Cell Surface Functional Expression of Delta F508 CFTR: A Quest for Therapeutic Targets

By Yifei Fan, Yeshavanth K. Banasavadi-Siddegowda and Xiaodong Wang


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15. Fine Tuning of CFTR Traffic and Function by PDZ Scaffolding Proteins

By Florian Bossard, Emilie Silantieff and Chantal Gauthier


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16. CFTR Gene Transfer and Tracking the CFTR Protein in the Airway Epithelium

By Gaëlle Gonzalez, Pierre Boulanger and Saw-See Hong


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17. VIP as a Corrector of CFTR Trafficking and Membrane Stability

By Valerie Chappe and Sami I. Said


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18. Pharmacological Potential of PDE5 Inhibitors for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis

By Bob Lubamba, Barbara Dhooghe, Sabrina Noël and Teresinha Leal


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19. Pharmacological Modulators of Sphingolipid Metabolism for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis Lung Inflammation

By M.C. Dechecchi, E. Nicolis, P. Mazzi, M. Paroni, F. Cioffi, A. Tamanini,V. Bezzerri, M. Tebon, I. Lampronti, S. Huang, L. Wiszniewski, M.T. Scupoli, A. Bragonzi, R. Gambari, G. Berton and G. Cabrini


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20. The Importance of Adherence and Compliance with Treatment in Cystic Fibrosis

By Rosa Patricia Arias-Llorente, Carlos Bousoño García and Juan J. Díaz Martín


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21. Improving the Likelihood of Success in Trials and the Efficiency of Delivery of Mucolytics and Antibiotics

By Carlos F. Lange


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22. Airways Clearance Techniques in Cystic Fibrosis: Physiology, Devices and the Future

By Adrian H. Kendrick


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23. The Physiotherapist's Use of Exercise in the Management of Young People with Cystic Fibrosis

By Allison Mandrusiak and Pauline Watter


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24. Exercise Performance and Breathing Patterns in Cystic Fibrosis

By Georgia Perpati


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