Cystic Fibrosis Trials Register

The Cystic Fibrosis Trials Register is compiled from database searches (MEDLINE, Embase and CENTRAL) and the hand searching of journals (Journal of Cystic Fibrosis and Pediatric Pulmonology) and conference abstracts (European Cystic Fibrosis ConferenceNorth American Cystic Fibrosis ConferenceInternational Cystic Fibrosis Congress, Cystic Fibrosis Club Abstracts, American Thoracic Society, other). Details given below.

Database searching

MEDLINE - searched on SilverPlatter CDRom, from 1966 to 2002 and Ovid 2003 to the present. The following search strategy for Ovid MEDLINE is being used:
#1 randomized controlled trial.pt. 
#2 controlled clinical trial.pt. 
#3 randomized.ab. 
#4 placebo.ab. 
#5 drug therapy.fs. 
#6 randomly.ab. 
#7 trial.ab. 
#8 groups.ab. 
#9 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 or 7 or 8 
#10 animals.sh. not (humans.sh. and animals.sh.) 
#11 9 not 10
#12 exp Cystic Fibrosis/ 
#13 cystic fibrosis.tw. 
#14 fibrocystic adj10 disease adj10 pancreas.tw. 
#15 mucoviscidos$.tw. 
#16 (cystic$ adj10 fibros$).tw. 
#17 or/12
16 
#18 11 and 17

Lines #12 to #17 identify records relating to CF; lines #1 to #11 reflect the Cochrane Highly Sensitive Search Strategy for RCTs: sensitivity
maximising version [2008 revision]¬and line #18 combines these components together to identify RCTs/CCTs on CF.

Embase - searched 1974 to August 1995 with the kind help of Solvay Healthcare Information Technology Department (full details of the search strategy are not available).

CENTRAL - searched on each new issue of the Cochrane Library.
#1 (cystic next fibros*) 
#2 CYSTIC FIBROSIS 
#3 CYSTIC FIBROSIS TRANSMEMBRANE CONDUCTANCE REGULATOR 
#4 cftr 
#5 (fibrocystic and pancrea*) 
#6 mucoviscido* 
#7 (#1 or #2 or #3 or #4 or #5 or #6) 
#8 (#7 and (not sr
cf)) 

Lines #1 to #7 identify records relating to cystic fibrosis. Line #8 identifies records which are not already on our CF register. Search terms shown in capitals are MeSH terms.

Hand searching

Journals

Journal of Cystic Fibrosis cover image                                               Pediatric Pulmonology cover image

Journal of Cystic Fibrosis                                 Pediatric Pulmonology
(2002 to 2015)                                                      (1996 to 2015 (except 1998))

The following journals have also been handsearched by other groups and the resultant trials submitted to us; those which match the inclusion criteria for the Cystic Fibrosis Trials Register have been directly incorporated into it.

JournalYearsGroup
Journal of Pediatrics1948 - 1997Acute Respiratory Infections
Pediatrics1979 - 1992
British Journal of Diseases of the Chest1980 - 1988Airways
Thorax1980 - 1994
Gasteroenterology1964 - 1997Inflammatory Bowel Disease
American Review of Respiratory Disease1969‐1977, 1989‐1993, 1996‐1998Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre
Chest1948‐1995
European Respiratory Journal1993

Conferences

European Cystic Fibrosis Conference

1st Annual Meeting European Working Group for Cystic Fibrosis; 1970 August 24‐25; Stockholm, Sweden
4th Annual Meeting European Working Group for Cystic Fibrosis; 1973; Warsaw, Poland
5th Annual Meeting European Working Group for Cystic Fibrosis; 1974; Verona, Italy
6th European Working Group for Cystic Fibrosis; 1975; Dublin, Ireland
7th Annual Meeting European Working Group for Cystic Fibrosis; 1977; Dresden, DDR
8th Annual Meeting European Working Group for Cystic Fibrosis; 1978; Badgastein, Austria
9th Meeting European Working Group for Cystic Fibrosis; 1979 June 12‐13; Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
11th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 1982; Brussels
12th Annual Meeting European Working Group for Cystic Fibrosis; 1983 Oct; Athens, Greece
13th Annual Meeting of the European Working Group for Cystic Fibrosis; 1985 Nov 3‐8; Jerusalem, Israel
14th Annual Meeting of the European Working Group for Cystic Fibrosis; 1986 Sept 1‐2; Budapest, Hungary
15th Annual Meeting of the European Working Group for Cystic Fibrosis; 1987; Oslo, Norway
16th Annual Meeting of the European Working Group for Cystic Fibrosis; 1989; Prague, Czechoslovakia
17th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 1991 June 18‐21; Copenhagen, Denmark
18th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 1993 May 21‐26; Madrid, Spain
19th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 1994 May 29‐June 3; Paris, France
20th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 1995 June 18‐21; Brussels, Belgium
21st European Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 1997 June 1‐6; Davos, Switzerland
22nd European Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 1998 June 13‐19; Berlin, Germany
23rd European Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 1999 June 9‐12; The Hague, The Netherlands. (The Netherlands Journal of Medicine 1999, Vol. 54, Supplement) 
24th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 2001 June 6‐9; Vienna, Austria
25th Congress European Cystic Fibrosis Society; 20‐23 June 2002; Genoa, Italy (Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2002, Vol 1, Suppl 1)
26th Congress European Cystic Fibrosis Society; 2003 June 4‐7; Belfast, Northern Ireland (Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2003, Vol 2, Suppl 1)
27th Congress European Cystic Fibrosis Society; 2004 June 12‐17; Birmingham, UK (Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2004, Vol 3, Suppl 1)
28th Congress European Cystic Fibrosis Society; 2005 June 22‐25; Creta Maris, Crete (Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2005, Vol 4, Issue 2, Suppl 1)
29th Congress European Cystic Fibrosis Society; 2006 June 15‐18; Copenhagen, Denmark (Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2006, Vol 5,¬Suppl 1)
30th Congress European Cystic Fibrosis Society; 2007 June 13‐16; Belek, Turkey (Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2007, Vol 6, Suppl 1)
31st Congress European Cystic Fibrosis Society; 2008 June 11‐14; Prague, Czech Republic (Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2008, Vol 7, Suppl 2)
32nd Congress European Cystic Fibrosis Society; 2009 June 10‐13; Brest, France (Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2009, Vol. 8, Suppl 2)
33rd European Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 2010 Jun 16‐19; Valencia, Spain (Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2010, Vol. 9, Suppl 1)
34th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 2011 Jun 8‐11; Hamburg, Germany (Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2011, Vol. 10, Suppl 1)
35th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 2012 Jun 6‐9; Dublin, Ireland (Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2012, Vol. 11, Suppl 1)
36th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 2013 Jun 12‐15; Lisbon, Portugal (Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2013, Vol. 12, Suppl 1)
37th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 2014 Jun 11‐14; Gothenburg, Sweden (Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2014, Vol. 13, Suppl 2)

North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference

1988 North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 1988 Sept 28 ‐ Oct. 1; Orlando, Florida (Pediatric Pulmonology 1988, Supplement 2)
1989 North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 1989 Oct 11‐14; Tarpon Springs, Florida (Pediatric Pulmonology 1989, Supplement 4)
1990 North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 1990 Oct 3‐6; Arlington, Virginia (Pediatric Pulmonology 1990, Supplement 5)
1991 North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 1991 Oct 2‐5; Dallas, Texas (Pediatric Pulmonology 1991, Supplement 6)
6th North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 1992 Oct ;Washington DC (Pediatric Pulmonology 1992, Suppl ?)
7th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 1993 Oct 13‐16; Dallas, Texas (Pediatric Pulmonology 1993, Supplement 9)
8th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 1994 Oct 20‐23; Orlando, Florida (Pediatric Pulmonology 1994, Supplement 10)
9th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 1995 Oct 12‐15; Dallas, Texas (Pediatric Pulmonology 1995, Supplement 12)
10th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 1996 Oct 24‐27; Orlando, Florida (Pediatric Pulmonology 1996, Supplement 13)
11th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 1997 Oct 23‐26; Nashville, Tennessee (Pediatric Pulmonology 1997, Supplement 14)
12th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 1998 Oct 15‐18; Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Pediatric Pulmonology 1998, Supplement 17)
13th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 1999 Oct 7‐10; Seattle, Washington (Pediatric Pulmonology 1999, Supplement 19)
14th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 2000 Nov 9‐12; Baltimore, Maryland (Pediatric Pulmonology 2000, Supplement 20)
15th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 2001 Oct 25‐28; Orlando, Florida (Pediatric Pulmonology 2001, Supplement 22)
16th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 2002 Oct 3‐6; New Orleans, Louisiana (Pediatric Pulmonology 2002, Supplement 24)
17th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 2003 Oct 16‐19; Anaheim, California (Pediatric Pulmonology 2003, Supplement 25)
18th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 2004 Oct 14‐16; St Louis, Missouri (Pediatric Pulmonology 2004, Supplement 27)
19th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 2005 Oct 20‐23; Baltimore, Maryland (Pediatric Pulmonology 2005, Supplement 28)
20th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 2006 Nov 2‐5; Denver, Colorado (Pediatric Pulmonology 2006, Supplement 29)
21st Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 2007 Oct 3‐6; Anaheim, California (Pediatric Pulmonology 2007, Supplement 30)
22nd Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 2008 Oct 23‐26; Orlando, Florida (Pediatric Pulmonology 2008, Supplement 31)
23rd Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 2009 Oct 15‐17; Minneapolis, Minnesota (Pediatric Pulmonology 2009, Supplement 32)
24th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 2010 Oct 21‐23; Baltimore, Maryland (Pediatric Pulmonology 2010, Supplement 33)
25th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 2011 Nov 3‐5; Anaheim, California (Pediatric Pulmonology 2011, Supplement 34)
26th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 2012 Oct 11‐13; Orlando, Florida (Pediatric Pulmonology 2012, Supplement 35)
27th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 2013 Oct 17‐19; Salt Lake City, Utah (Pediatric Pulmonology 2013, Supplement 36)
28th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 2014 Oct 9‐11; Atlanta, Georgia (Pediatric Pulmonology 2014, Supplement 38) 

International Cystic Fibrosis Congress

Proceedings of the 5th International Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 1969 Sept 22‐26; Cambridge, England
6th International Cystic Fibrosis Congress; 1973 (location unknown)
7th International Cystic Fibrosis Congress; 1976 (location unknown)
8th International Cystic Fibrosis Congress; 1980 (location unknown)
9th International Cystic Fibrosis Congress; 1984 June 9‐15; Brighton, England
10th International Cystic Fibrosis Congress; 1988 March 5‐10; Sydney, Australia (Excerpta Medica, Asia Pacific Congress Series 1988, No. 74)
11th International Cystic Fibrosis Congress; 1992 (location unknown)
12th International Cystic Fibrosis Congress ‐ International Cystic Fibrosis (Mucoviscidosis) Association; 1996 June 16‐21; Jerusalem, Israel (Israel Journal of Medical Sciences 1996, Vol.32, Supplement)
13th International Cystic Fibrosis Congress; 2000 June 4‐8; Stockholm, Sweden
14th International Cystic Fibrosis Congress; 2004 June 13‐17; Birmingham, UK (Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2004, Suppl 1)
No longer available ‐ disbanded after 2004

Cystic Fibrosis Club Abstracts

6th Annual Meeting Cystic Fibrosis Club Abstracts; 1965 (location unknown)
8th Annual Meeting Cystic Fibrosis Club Abstracts; 1967 (location unknown)
10th Annual Meeting Cystic Fibrosis Club Abstracts; 1969 (location unknown)
11th Annual Meeting Cystic Fibrosis Club Abstracts; 1970 April 29; Atlantic City, New Jersey
12th Annual Meeting Cystic Fibrosis Club Abstracts; 1971 April 28; Atlantic City, New Jersey
13th Annual Meeting Cystic Fibrosis Club Abstracts; 1972 May 20; Kansas City, Missouri
14th Annual Meeting Cystic Fibrosis Club Abstracts; 1973 (location unknown)
15th Annual Meeting Cystic Fibrosis Club Abstracts; 1974 (location unknown)
16th Annual Meeting Cystic Fibrosis Club Abstracts; 1975 (location unknown)
17th Annual Meeting Cystic Fibrosis Club Abstracts; 1976 (location unknown)
18th Annual Meeting Cystic Fibrosis Club Abstracts; 1977 (location unknown)
19th Annual Meeting Cystic Fibrosis Club Abstracts; 1978 (location unknown)
20th Annual Meeting Cystic Fibrosis Club Abstracts; 1979 May 1; Atlanta, Georgia
21st Annual Meeting Cystic Fibrosis Club Abstracts; 1980 April 29; San Antonio, Texas
22nd Annual Meeting Cystic Fibrosis Club Abstracts; 1981 May 1; San Francisco, California
23rd Annual Meeting Cystic Fibrosis Club Abstracts; 1982 May 14; Washington D.C.
24th Annual Meeting Cystic Fibrosis Club Abstracts; 1983 (location unknown)
25th Annual Meeting Cystic Fibrosis Club Abstracts; 1984; San Jose

American Thoracic Society
(NB. Searched only for RCT/CCTs relevant to the scope of the Group)

American Thoracic Society; 1988 (location unknown) (American Review of Respiratory Disease 1988, Vol. 137, Suppl)
American Thoracic Society; 1989 (location unknown)
American Thoracic Society; 1990 (location unknown)
American Thoracic Society; 1991 (location unknown)
American Thoracic Society; 1995 (location unknown) (American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Medicine 1995, Vol. 151, 4 Suppl)
American Thoracic Society; 1996 (location unknown) (American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 1996, Vol. 153, Suppl)
American Thoracic Society 2001 International Conference; May 18‐23; San Francisco, California (American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2001, Vol. 163, 5 Suppl)
American Thoracic Society 2002 International Conference; May 17‐22; Atlanta, Georgia (American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2002, Vol. 165, 8 Suppl)
American Thoracic Society 99th International Conference; 2003 May 16‐21; Seattle, USA (CDRom)
American Thoracic Society 100th Annual International Conference; 2004 May 21‐26; Florida, USA (searched online at www.abstracts2view.com/ats) 
American Thoracic Society 2005 International Conference; 2005 May 20‐25; San Diego, California (searched online at http://www.thoracic.org/publications/abstracts.asp) 
American Thoracic Society 2006 International Conference; 2006 May 19‐24; San Diego, California (CDRom) 
American Thoracic Society 2007 International Conference; 2007 May 18‐23; San Francisco, California (searched online at http://www.abstracts2view.com/ats07/) 
American Thoracic Society 2008 International Conference; 2008 May 16‐21; Toronto, Ontario. (searched online at http://www.abstracts2view.com/ats08/) 
American Thoracic Society 2009 International Conference; 2009 May 15‐20; San Diego, California (American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2009 Vol. 179, April 1st Meeting Abstracts)

Other cystic fibrosis-related conferences

Approaches To Cystic Fibrosis, International Symposium; 1981 (location unknown)
Research Conference; 1980 (location unknown)
Research Conference; 1982 (location unknown)
Pediatric Research Society Meeting; 1992 (location unknown)