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Paediatr Respir Rev. 2015 Oct;16 Suppl 1:19-21. doi: 10.1016/j.prrv.2015.07.011. Epub 2015 Sep 26.

Critical timing of gastrostomy insertion in a child with cystic fibrosis.

Author information

1
Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. Electronic address: c.grime@rbht.nhs.uk.
2
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.
3
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
4
Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.

Abstract

Pulmonary exacerbations and malabsorption in children with cystic fibrosis (CF) can lead to faltering growth and poor weight gain. Children with a higher BMI (body mass index) show a slower decline in lung function. Our specialist CF centre has experienced a death following gastrostomy insertion in a young CF child, despite maximal medical intervention, which has made us reflect on our practice and the urgency with which we discuss the option for a gastrostomy to improve nutrition.

KEYWORDS:

Cystic fibrosis; Gastrostomy

PMID:
26410283
DOI:
10.1016/j.prrv.2015.07.011
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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