Journal article

Cystic fibrosis: An update for clinicians. Part 1: Nutrition and gastrointestinal complications

Wolfram Haller, Oren Ledder, Peter J Lewindon, Richard Couper, Kevin J Gaskin, Mark Oliver

Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology | WILEY | Published : 2014

Abstract

During three decades, the demographics of cystic fibrosis (CF) has undergone a significant change. Advances in nutritional and pulmonary management allow the vast majority of patients reaching adulthood today. With increasing survival, new and previously less common aspects of CF are encountered by the clinician expanding the concept of CF as a multisystem disease. The first part of this two-part review will focus on the nutritional and gastrointestinal aspects of the CF phenotype and outline core principles of diagnosis and care. © 2014 Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Foundation and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.