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CORK Study in Cystic Fibrosis

Overview of attention for article published in CHEST, February 2018
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CORK Study in Cystic Fibrosis
Published in
CHEST, February 2018
DOI 10.1016/j.chest.2017.10.005
Pubmed ID

Nicola J. Ronan, Gisli G. Einarsson, Maria Twomey, Denver Mooney, David Mullane, Muireann NiChroinin, Grace O’Callaghan, Fergus Shanahan, Desmond M. Murphy, Owen J. O’Connor, Cathy A. Shortt, Michael M. Tunney, Joseph A. Eustace, Michael M. Maher, J. Stuart Elborn, Barry J. Plant


Ivacaftor produces significant clinical benefit in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) with the G551D mutation. Prevalence of this mutation at Cork CF Centre is 23%. This study assessed the impact of CFTR modulation on multiple modalities of patient assessment. Thirty three patients with the G551D mutation were assessed at baseline and prospectively three monthly for one year post initiation of ivacaftor. Change in ultra-low dose chest CT, blood inflammatory mediators, and sputum microbiome were assessed. Significant improvements in FEV1, BMI and sweat chloride were observed post-ivacaftor. Improvement in ultra-low dose CT scores were observed after treatment with significant mean reductions in total Bhalla score (p< 0(.)01), peri-bronchial thickening (p = 0(.)035) and extent of mucus plugging (p< 0(.)001). Reductions in circulating inflammatory markers, including IL-1β, IL-6, and IL-8 were demonstrated. There was a 30% reduction in the relative abundance of Pseudomonas spp. and an increase in the relative abundance of bacteria associated with more stable community structures. Post-treatment community richness increased significantly (p = 0.03). Early and sustained improvements on ultra-low-dose CT scores suggest it may be a useful method of evaluating treatment response. It was paralleled improvement in symptoms, circulating inflammatory markers, and changes in the lung microbiota.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 66 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 14 21%
Student > Bachelor 8 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 11%
Student > Master 7 11%
Other 5 8%
Other 9 14%
Unknown 16 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 27%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 5%
Other 9 14%
Unknown 24 36%

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