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This 2-year cross-sectional evaluation of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections involved all Israeli medical centers that treat cystic fibrosis patients. The study comprised 186 patients whose sputum was analyzed for NTM. The prevalence of NTM isolates was 22.6%, and 6.5% and 10.8% of the patients fulfilled the 1997 and 2007 American Thoracic(More)
INTRODUCTION Spirometry testing should include both expiratory and inspiratory measurements. Inspiratory forced maneuvers can demonstrate extrathoracic airway abnormalities, of which various symptoms may suggest asthma. However, the inspiratory portion of the forced flow/volume maneuver in young healthy children has not yet been described. OBJECTIVES To(More)
BACKGROUND Nasal potential difference (NPD) measurement is an electrophysiological test that assesses cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) activity and is a recognized diagnostic tool in CF. The aim of this study is to assess in the long term the role of NPD in patients whose diagnosis is questionable. METHODS We performed follow up(More)
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