Journal article

Nutritional status and requirements in cystic fibrosis

P Robinson

Clinical Nutrition | Published : 2001


Cystic fibrosis, the most common lethal inherited condition in most developed countries represents a major challenge to clinicians from many aspects. The anorexia of chronic disease coupled with pancreatic insufficiency and inefficient functioning of exogenous pancreatic enzymes often leads to difficulty in achieving daily energy requirements. Increased energy expenditure associated with chronic lung infection not infrequently exacerbated by the co-existence of diabetes increases the challenge in maintaining adequate nutritional status for patients with cystic fibrosis. Manipulation of adverse issues such as duodenal pH to ensure increased efficiency of exogenous pancreatic enzyme function a..

View full abstract

Citation metrics