Relationship between clinical parameters and linear growth in children with cystic fibrosis.

@article{Byard1989RelationshipBC,
  title={Relationship between clinical parameters and linear growth in children with cystic fibrosis.},
  author={Pamela J. Byard},
  journal={American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council},
  year={1989},
  volume={1 6},
  pages={719-725}
}
Mixed longitudinal height data from 1,170 cystic fibrosis patients seen at Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital in Cleveland form the basis for this analysis. As a group, the patients experience growth retardation throughout the growth cycle, with median height values below the 25th percentile of NCHS standards until late adolescence. Median height increments are also below normal standards until age 16 years in boys and 14 years in girls. Based on these results, it appears that some CF… CONTINUE READING