Nurlan Dauletbaev

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Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common lethal genetic disorder in North America and Europe. Most patients succumb to progressive lung disease characterized by an exaggerated neutrophilic inflammation. In animal models of chronic infection, high-dose ibuprofen was demonstrated to reduce inflammation without hindering bacterial clearance. This led to two(More)
Inhaled corticosteroids have been proposed to decrease pulmonary inflammation in cystic fibrosis (CF). In this study the effects of therapy with inhaled fluticasone on clinical and sputum outcomes (leukocyte count, activity of myeloperoxidase, superoxide anion release) in adult CF patients were investigated in an open label design. Twenty-six stable(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Human defensins are antibiotic peptides expressed in myeloid and epithelial cells. Human alpha-defensin 5 (HD5) has been detected in Paneth cell granules in the crypts of Lieberkühn and has recently been identified in the female reproductive tract. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of HD5 mRNA in nasal and bronchial(More)
OBJECTIVE We conducted a single-centre, randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled phase II clinical study to test safety and efficacy of a 12-week therapy with low-dose (700 mg/daily) or high-dose (2800 mg/daily) of NAC. METHODS Twenty-one patients (DeltaF508 homo/heterozygous, FEV1>40% pred.) were included in the study. After a 3-weeks placebo(More)
Lung disease in cystic fibrosis (CF) is often exacerbated following acute upper respiratory tract infections caused by the human rhinovirus (HRV). Pathophysiology of these exacerbations is presently unclear and may involve deficient innate antiviral or exaggerated inflammatory responses in CF airway epithelial cells. Furthermore, responses of CF cells to(More)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is characterized by chronic lung inflammation leading to airways obstruction. Bronchodilators, particularly short-acting beta2-agonists, are, therefore, often used by CF patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate, prospectively, the effects of the long-acting beta2-agonist salmeterol in adult CF patients. Twenty six patients with(More)
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