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A patient coughed up this huge blood clot that perfectly replicates the airways of his lung

A man undergoing treatment for heart failure coughed up an enormous, intact blood clot that formed a perfect cast of the air passageways of his lung. The completeness of the clot, once unfolded onto blue medical cloth, astounded doctors; they could trace the three branches of the upper lobe of the lung, the two branches… Read More »

Cystic Fibrosis Lung Function Improved With Triple Therapy

November 09, 2018 Share this content: Chloride sweat concentrations and Cystic Fibrosis Questionnaire-Revised scores improved when VX-659 was added to tezacaftor and ivacaftor. Patients with cystic fibrosis with either 1 or 2 Phe508del alleles who were treated with a drug combination of VX-659, tezacaftor, and ivacaftor showed improved forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1),… Read More »