Summary: The overall short-term goals of this project include the following: 1) identify the genes that are key to the function of respiratory cilia to protect the normal lung; and 2) the effects of genetic mutations that adversely affect ciliary function and cause primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), which results in life-shortening lung disease. The long-term goal of this project is to develop better unders...
Summary: The Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Prospective International Cohort of patients with Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (EPIC-PCD) is a prospective observational clinical cohort study, set up as a multinational multi-centre study. It is embedded into routine patient care of participating reference centres for PCD and patients keep being managed according to local procedures and guidelines.
Summary: The overall objective of this longitudinal, observational study is to provide information needed to inform the design of future interventional trials of respiratory exacerbation prevention and treatment in children and adults with primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD).
Summary: Though common, morbidities related to upper airway disease in primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) and primary immunodeficiencies (PID) have not been fully characterized. These conditions can be difficult to distinguish due to their overlapping phenotypes. The sinonasal and middle ear features are often identified as most problematic by patients and their families, and optimal, highly effective treatm...
Summary: The investigators will utilize a systematic approach for the diagnostic evaluation of patients to identify characteristics which may distinguish between Primary Immunodeficiency (PID) disorders versus Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD).
Summary: The iPCD Cohort is a retrospective international cohort that assembles available datasets with clinical and diagnostic data from patients suffering from primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) worldwide, to answer pertinent questions on clinical phenotype, disease severity, prognosis and effect of treatments in patients with this rare multiorgan disease.
Summary: The Swiss Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) Registry is a national patient registry that collects information on diagnosis, symptoms, treatment and follow-up of patients with PCD in Switzerland and provides data for national and international monitoring and research.