CFFC Facebook Posts – November 2021 – Part 1
11/02/2021 – CF Donut is Cystic Fibrosis Australia’s attempt at answering the unanswerable. – This page links to 26 pages that present information on the impact CF has on your physical and mental health.
11/03/2021 – Study Unravels Patterns of Pseudomonas Evolution in Infections – An interesting discussion of “pathoadaptation” (how bacteria evolve) which could form the basis for new treatments.
11/04/2021 – How CF Care Adapted to Meet the Challenges Posed by COVID-19 – A blogger offers her personal story to provide context for one of the plenary sessions at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference.
11/05/2021– Diwali and CF: Hetal’s story – People living with CF have a lot in common but everyone has there unique experience. This blog points to differences that arise from cultural backgrounds.
11/06/2021 – Understanding Median Predicted Survival, Life Expectancy and the Rapid Progress in Cystic Fibrosis – Gunnar Esiason uses plain English to explain updates on statistics from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation CF Registry.
11/07/2021 – Bacteria Changes, Inflammation Evident in Lower Airways at Age 2 – Once again, basic research that can lead to earlier intervention in lung disease.
11/08/2021 – Expanding Treatment Options for Everyone Who Has CF – If you don’t have time to watch the NACFC recordings, this blog gives a good summary of one of the plenary sessions.
11/09/2021 – What We Talk About When We Talk About COVID-19 – This is an interesting discussion of what we can learn from the emotions generated by the pandemic.
11/10/2021 – Sweat-collecting patch inspired by cactus spines – Although CF isn’t mentioned in this article, more efficient sweat collection can be an aid in CF diagnosis and research.
11/11/2021 – Phage Therapy, Now in Trial, Weakens Resistant Bacteria – Summarizing a presentation at NACFC, this article reports on progress towards treatments that can overcome infections resistant to antibiotics.
11/12/2021 – Five highlights from the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC) – Not much detail here, but the list from UK’s Cystic Fibrosis Trust may help you focus on sessions to review.
11/13/2021 – Cystic Fibrosis is Changing, and It’s Remarkable – Gunnar Esiason’s quick take on information in the 2020 edition of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry.
11/14/2021 – CF Canada and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust team up for CLIMB-CF Study: Testing Home Monitoring in Young People – This study could produce guidance to more effectively incorporate remote monitoring into the CF care regimen.
11/15/2021 – Webinar: Genetic Therapies 101 – Here’s an opportunity to refresh your understanding of genetic treatments for CF.