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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Cystic Fibrosis
and you are
under 3
years old
This is an observational trial.
You are contributing to medical knowledge about your condition.
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The purpose

While the maternal-newborn exchange of airway microbiota is well-documented, no studies have examined within-subject relationships among the mouth, sinuses, nasopharynx and lungs and the relative abundance of bacterial taxa at those sites. Recent evidence suggests the oral cavity may serve as a reservoir for pathogens that translocate to non-oral locations; oral-associated microbes infect most other body sites as evidence by 16S sequencing. By using a combination of oral and throat swabs, together with nasal suction of mucus samples, the investigators will use metagenomic sequencing to characterize the composition of bacterial communities at each anatomical site. Beginning at birth, a time-series of swabs will be collected from each subject, and monitor changes in the development of microbiota over time. By doing so, our studies will illuminate airway trafficking of both beneficial and pathogenic microbes and may represent an essential pathophysiological step towards shifting the balance between airway health and disease.

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT03016689. The sponsor of the trial is University of Minnesota and it is looking for 20 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
The Sinonasal Cavity as a Reservoir for Upper Airway Bacterial Development