Nutritional Status in Childhood as a Prognostic Factor in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis.

Affiliation

Pediatric Pulmonology and National CF Center, Edmond and Lily Safra Children's Hospital, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel. [Email]

Abstract

There is a strong association between cystic fibrosis and malnutrition, mainly because of the higher energy needs combined with lower intake. There is also a well-established correlation between good nutritional status and better lung function. To date, however, there are no studies examining nutritional status in childhood and adult lung function. To respond to this need, this innovative study explored the long-term correlations between nutritional status in childhood and lung function in adulthood for the same patient population.

Keywords

Body mass index,Cystic fibrosis,Lung function,Lung transplantation,Nutrition,

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