Wasting as an independent predictor of mortality in patients with cystic fibrosis.


BACKGROUND Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common life threatening autosomal recessive disorder in the white population. Wasting has long been recognised as a poor prognostic marker in CF. Whether it predicts survival independently of lung function and arterial blood gas tensions has not previously been reported. METHODS 584 patients with CF (261 women… (More)


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