Some of the terms on this site may be unfamiliar to you. Here is a glossary for your reference.
A drug that kills bacteria or slows bacterial growth. Antibiotics are often used to treat lung infections.
Bacteria [bak-teer-ee-uh] (sometimes referred to as "bacterium" in the singular)
Very small, single-celled organisms that can reproduce quickly and are capable of causing an infection.
Chronic lung infection
A lung infection that lasts for a long time.
Forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1), or the amount of air you can blow out in 1 second. FEV1 is used to measure lung function.
Inherited from your parents through their genes.
The breathing in of an airborne substance that may be in the form of a gas, mist, vapor, powder, or aerosol.
Lung function [luhng fuhngk-shun]
When evaluating efficacy of TOBI Podhaler, measured by FEV1
. After FEV1
is measured, it is expressed as a percentage of the predicted normal FEV1
value for the patient, or FEV1
A slippery substance secreted by cells and glands in the mucous membrane. People with cystic fibrosis produce thicker mucus than healthy people do, which can clog their lungs.
A device for creating and administering an aerosol spray.
Following the on-cycle, the 28 days when you are off treatment.
The 28 days when you are on treatment.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (soo-doh-MOH-nass ah-ru-ji-NOH-sa)
A type of bacteria that can cause lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis. Pa is the abbreviation.
Developed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, PulmoSphere particles allow the necessary amount of antibiotic to be delivered in a dry-powder form.