This workshop session will provide an overview of current research in the field of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition for cystic fibrosis patients. The workshop will cover both clinical care topics as well as basic science research. Attendees will learn about biomarkers for CF related cirrhosis, the role of the fecal microbiome in CF liver disease and the anti-inflammatory properties of vitamin D in CF intestinal disease. Research on a novel point of care lipase and long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, impact of lubriprostone in bicarbonate secretion and abnormalities in mitochondrial oxidation of linoleic acids in newborns will be presented.
Summarize new research in CF liver disease focusing on the role of serum biomarkers in CF & the correlation between fecal microbiome & CF cirrhosis.
Discuss the role of vitamin D in cystic fibrosis intestinal inflammation & understand the impact of lubiprostone in bicarbonate secretion.
Review abnormalities in mitochondrial oxidation of linoleic acid among CF newborns as well as understand the impact of a novel point of care lipase on total fat & long chain fatty acids.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics,
Indiana Univ. School of Medicine