Research on the importance of nutritional status on outcomes in cystic fibrosis has established a strong association between the two. In this session, we will explore the current state of infant feeding practices. The role of pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy on nutritional status in early childhood and on health care utilization will also be explored. Monitoring of nutritional status has been centered around attaining an optimal BMI, but over-reliance on this measure may lead to missed opportunities. These topics will inform development of nutritional intervention algorithms designed to improve nutritional status.
Assistant Clinical Professor,
University of California San Francisco