Gastrointestinal disease and nutrition

Christopher Taylor and Sally Connolly

in Cystic Fibrosis

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199582709
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607563 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Respiratory Medicine Library

Gastrointestinal disease and nutrition

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• Lung function and survival correlate with nutritional status • 85% of CF patients are pancreatic insufficient, requiring enzyme supplementation • Pancreatic enzyme replacement dosage should not exceed 10,000 lipase units/kg body weight • Gastro-oesophageal reflux is common and may present with increasing respiratory disease • Around 10% develop cirrhosis, treated initially with ursodeoxycholic acid • Poor weight gain should prompt a dietary review. Supplementation may be required with NG or PEG feeding.

Chapter.  4043 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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