The Cystic Fibrosis Pulmonary Microbiome
In this podcast Dr. Lindsay Caverly, Dr. Robert Quinn and Dr. Ryan Thomas discuss the pulmonary microbiome in cystic fibrosis. This wide-ranging discussion begins with a conversation of the microbiome in the normal lung and then moves to the alterations of the microbiome in cystic fibrosis and the tools and techniques used in the discovery of these changes. They cover how antibiotics and other chronic treatments of cystic fibrosis alter the microbiome in CF as well as how the new CFTR modulators maybe having an effect both clinically and on future research. They finish by discussing the potential benefits of gaining better understanding of the microbiome and areas for future research.
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