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New Cystic Fibrosis Drug Improves Lung Function

Study Shows Denufosol Delays Changes in Lungs That Lead to Airflow Obstruction

Second Opinion

The study findings are cause for optimism, according to Bruce Marshall, MD, vice president of clinical affairs for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 

He reviewed the study findings for WebMD but was not involved in the study.

"Denufosol is one of the therapies aimed at the root cause in CF," he says via email. "We are optimistic it can keep patients with milder symptoms healthier over the long term."

Another cystic fibrosis expert also finds the results encouraging. "I think the results look promising," Danieli Salinas, MD, a pediatric pulmonologist at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, who also reviewed the study results.

"The caveat to that is, the results weren't miraculous," she says.

While the 2% is not a large improvement, Salinas puts it in perspective. "In terms of CF, anything we can do to preserve lung function over time, we are taking it."

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