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Lung infections caused by Mycobacterium abscessus are emerging worldwide and are very difficult to treat, because of the bacterium’s resistance to most classes of antibiotics. The research group led by Jakko van Ingen, clinical microbiologist at Radboudumc (Nijmegen, the Netherlands), has discovered that inhalation of...
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We have launched a companion website for bronchiectasis to empower and educate patients who have this common comorbidity. NTM lung disease and bronchiectasis are closely linked. Airway clearance is the essential common denominator which is why we have created this site, and in the coming...
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Most of us will be staying away from other people and in our homes for the next several weeks (at least), but in addition to taking a stroll outside (staying appropriately distanced from others), there are some great virtual activities you can partake in online....
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What is the “novel coronavirus?” The novel coronavirus, “SARS-CoV-2” causes a respiratory infection called “COVID-19”. It can be transmitted to and from anyone like other viruses. Common colds are caused by coronaviruses, as are other respiratory illnesses which we have seen outbreaks of in the...
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Your contribution will help fund NTMir’s work in education, advocacy and research.   Kathy’s Story “One step at a time. One punch at a time. One round at a time.” Kathy Norris, 53 is a fighter and dedicated mother of two. She, uses this quote...
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The FDA workshop on “The Development of Antibiotics for the Treatment of NTM Disease” on April 8, 2019 was very successful, with more than 100 people attending in person. The agenda focused on issues surrounding clinical trials and the development of a validated Patient-Reported Outcome...
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