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Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) are at risk of developing low bone mineral density (BMD) and fragility fractures. This paper presents consensus statements that summarise current knowledge of the epidemiology and pathophysiology of CF-related skeletal deficits and provides guidance on its assessment, prevention and treatment. The statements were validated(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Achieving and maintaining an ideal nutritional status is the primary aim of the nutritional management of cystic fibrosis (CF). It is unclear how nutritional interventions impact on patients' perceptions and behaviours concerning body image and eating. This work aimed to provide a psychosocial profile and compare CF patients receiving (a)(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aims to generate experiential data about the decision-making process encountered by 12 women with cystic fibrosis (CF) considering pregnancy. DESIGN This study uses a qualitative grounded theory methodology to analyse the data and develop a conceptual hierarchical model of salient issues. METHODS Twelve women completed a(More)
We report late diagnoses of cystic fibrosis (CF) in two men aged 61 and 65 years. At the time of presentation, both patients had significant pulmonary disease. In each case two CFTR gene mutations were identified, including R117H on a background of a poly T genotype of 7T/9T. Patients with two identified CFTR mutations which include the R117H/7T anomaly(More)
BACKGROUND This study aims to quantitatively and qualitatively assess microvascular complications and their risk factors in patients with cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD) compared to those with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1). METHODS 79 patients with CFRD were matched with 79 patients with DM1 according to sex, age and duration of insulin therapy.(More)
This report is the result of the "Allied Health and Nursing Professions Working Group" meeting which took place in Verona, Italy, November 2009, which was organised by the European Cystic Fibrosis Society, and involved 32 experts. The meeting was designed to provide a "roadmap" of high priority research questions that can be addressed by Allied Health(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) have many risk factors for reduced bone mineral density (BMD). The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of osteoporosis and osteopenia in a large cross section of patients and to identify risk factors. METHODS All patients attending the regional centre were invited to participate in the study.(More)
BACKGROUND Enteral tube feeding is routinely used in many cystic fibrosis centres when oral dietary and supplement intake has failed to achieve an adequate nutritional status. The use of this method of feeding is assessed on an individual basis taking into consideration the patients age and clinical status. OBJECTIVES To examine the evidence that in(More)
BACKGROUND Malnutrition is both a frequent feature and a comorbidity of cystic fibrosis (CF), with nutritional status strongly associated with pulmonary function and survival. Nutritional management is therefore standard of care in CF patients. ESPEN, ESPGHAN and ECFS recommended guidelines to cover nutritional management of patients with CF. METHODS The(More)
Functional iron deficiency (transferrin saturation < 16%) was found in 44 (62%) of 71 adult cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Haemoglobin concentration and mean cell volume were lower in iron-deficient patients, in whom there was a non-significant trend for lower serum ferritin. Ten iron-deficient patients and two patients with transferrin saturation > = 16%(More)