Growth Deficiency in Cystic Fibrosis Is Observable at Birth and Predictive of Early Pulmonary Function.

@article{Darrah2016GrowthDI,
  title={Growth Deficiency in Cystic Fibrosis Is Observable at Birth and Predictive of Early Pulmonary Function.},
  author={Rebecca J. Darrah and Rebecca D Nelson and Elizabeth G. Damato and Michael J. Decker and Anne L Matthews and Craig A Hodges},
  journal={Biological research for nursing},
  year={2016},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={498-504}
}
INTRODUCTION Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a complex disease that includes both pulmonary and gastrointestinal challenges, resulting in decreased weight. Pulmonary symptoms of CF are extremely variable. Greater body mass at an early age is associated with improved pulmonary function, but it is unknown at what age weight becomes predictive of pulmonary disease severity. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between birth weight and pulmonary function in CF. METHODS Birth… CONTINUE READING