Learning to help my wife access her port is part of our shared journey with CF. Check out our video for some tips and tricks we’ve learned along the way.
Antibiotics fight infections caused by bacteria. They should not be used to treat infections caused by viruses (such as the flu) or types of fungi, which include yeasts and molds.
CF Foundation's $1 Million Investment Helped Drug Known as Cayston® Become a Reality
Proposed legislation has the potential to revitalize the global marketplace for novel antibiotics, bringing urgently needed medicines for drug-resistant infections to patients.
Today, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced it has awarded up to $3.3 million to Polyphor AG to develop an inhaled version of murepavadin, an antibiotic that targets multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in people with cystic fibrosis. About 17% of individuals with CF who had Pseudomonas infections last year had multi-drug resistant strains.
Even though I haven't cultured for nontuberculous mycobacteria, I was excited to learn more about the treatment for the bacteria in people with cystic fibrosis during the virtual session at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference.