Saturday, December 18, 2010

Drug helps clear lung mucus in cystic fibrosis patients

BBC Health, 18 December 2010

The build up of sticky mucus in the lungs of some cystic fibrosis patients could be prevented using medication, a study has suggested.

The US study of 350 children and young people found denufosol helped keep airways moist and so clear the mucus.

The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine study said those given the drug and not a placebo for six months fared better in lung tests.

The UK's Cystic Fibrosis Trust said the results were "promising".

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) affects over 8,500 people in the UK.

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