Progression of early structural lung disease in young children with cystic fibrosis assessed using CT
Lauren S Mott, Judy Park, Conor P Murray, Catherine L Gangell, Nicholas H de Klerk, Philip J Robinson, Colin F Robertson, Sarath C Ranganathan, Peter D Sly, Stephen M Stick
Thorax | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2012
Awarded by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc, USA
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia
The AREST CF would like to thank the contributions of Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, The Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne and Murdoch Children's Research Institute. We would also like to thank the participants and their families who contributed to the AREST CF programme. We also acknowledge the support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Australia. The full authorship includes the following members of the Australian Respiratory Early Surveillance Team for Cystic Fibrosis (AREST CF): Luke Berry, Rosemary Carzino, Barry Clements, Luke Garratt, Graham Hall, Jo Harrison, John Massie, Srinivas Poreddy, Shannon Simpson, Billy Skoric. The full membership of AREST CF is available at http://www.arestcf.org. We acknowledge Dr Marcel van Straten from the Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Zoe Brady from The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, for assistance with radiation dose calculations for our CT scans.AREST CF is funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc (Sly040A, Stick090A), USA; the Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust; and the National Health and Medical Research Council (513730), Australia. LSM is funded by a PhD scholarship from the National Health and Medical Research Council and supplementary scholarships from the University of Western Australia and the Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust. This research was presented in part at the European Cystic Fibrosis Society Conference, European Respiratory Society Annual Scientific Meeting and Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting, supported by the Lung Institute of Western Australia, the University of Western Australia and the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand.