Nutrition management of pediatric patients who have cystic fibrosis.

  title={Nutrition management of pediatric patients who have cystic fibrosis.},
  author={Suzanne H Michel and Asim Maqbool and Maria D Hanna and Maria Mascarenhas},
  journal={Pediatric clinics of North America},
  volume={56 5},
Since the identification of cystic fibrosis (CF) in the 1940s, nutrition care of patients who have CF has been a challenge. Through optimal caloric intake and careful management of malabsorption, patients are expected to meet genetic potential for growth. Yet factors beyond malabsorption, including nutrient activity at the cellular level, may influence growth and health. This article reviews nutrition topics frequently discussed in relationship to CF and presents intriguing new information… CONTINUE READING

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