Other Names for this Disease
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- Cystic fibrosis. Genetics Home Reference. January 2008; https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/cystic-fibrosis.
- The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) published an education pamphlet on cystic fibrosis titled "Cystic Fibrosis: Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis."
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Cystic fibrosis. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
- The March of Dimes (MOD) has a fact sheet on cystic fibrosis.
- MedlinePlus was designed by the National Library of Medicine to help you research your health questions, and it provides more information about this topic.
- The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has information on this topic. NHLBI is part of the National Institutes of Health and supports research, training, and education for the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases.
- The National Human Genome Research Institute's (NHGRI) website has an information page on this topic. NHGRI is part of the National Institutes of Health and supports research on the structure and function of the human genome and its role in health and disease.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.
- The Screening, Technology And Research in Genetics (STAR-G) Project has a fact sheet on this condition, which was written specifically for families that have received a diagnosis as a result of newborn screening. This fact sheet provides general information about the condition and answers questions that are of particular concern to parents.
- Medscape Reference provides information on this topic. You may need to register to view the medical textbook, but registration is free.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Cystic fibrosis. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
- In 2002, the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Carrier Screening Working Group, as part of an ongoing effort to ensure that the cystic fibrosis carrier screening programs are current, initiated a review of the scientific literature and other available data and practices. The Working Group summarized its major recommendations with the supporting justification for these decisions in an article by Watson et al. titled "Cystic fibrosis population carrier screening: 2004 revision of American College of Medical Genetics." To access this policy statement, visit the link above.