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The Childhood Liver Disease Research and Education Network (ChiLDREN) is a team of doctors, nurses, research coordinators, and research labs throughout the U.S., working together to improve the lives of people with rare liver diseases through research. Current studies are enrolling people with Alagille syndrome, alpha one-antitrypsin deficiency, bile acid synthesis defects, biliary atresia, cystic fibrosis liver disease, idiopathic neonatal hepatitis, mitochondrial hepatopathies, and progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis. Click on the link above to learn more.
Visit the following link to find the participating research center nearest you.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Cystic fibrosis. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
- The Cystic Fibrosis Research Program is funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to support investigator-initiated research grants encompassing both fundamental and clinical studies of the etiology, molecular pathogenesis, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of cystic fibrosis and its complications.
- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation started a national patient registry to track the health of people with cystic fibrosis (CF) across the United States. The patient registry report tracks the health of more than 23,000 CF patients who receive care at a CF Foundation-accredited care center.The type of information collected includes state of residence, height, weight, gender, genotype, pulmonary function test results, pancreatic enzyme use, length of hospitalizations, home IVs, and complications related to CF. Click on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation link to read more.