The long term efficacy of gastrostomy feeding in children with cystic fibrosis on anthropometric markers of nutritonal status and pulmonary function

Truby, Helen, Cowlishaw, Patricia, O'Neil, Catherine and Wainwright, Claire (2009) The long term efficacy of gastrostomy feeding in children with cystic fibrosis on anthropometric markers of nutritonal status and pulmonary function. The Open Respiratory Medicine Journal, 3 x: 112-115. doi:10.2174/1874306400903010112


Author Truby, Helen
Cowlishaw, Patricia
O'Neil, Catherine
Wainwright, Claire
Title The long term efficacy of gastrostomy feeding in children with cystic fibrosis on anthropometric markers of nutritonal status and pulmonary function
Journal name The Open Respiratory Medicine Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1874-3064
Publication date 2009-09-04
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2174/1874306400903010112
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 3
Issue x
Start page 112
End page 115
Total pages 4
Editor Christian Domingo
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Bentham Open
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
920115 Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma)
110203 Respiratory Diseases
Abstract The clinical outcomes from 14 children (7 male) with cystic fibrosis (CF) who had a gastrostomy tube inserted between January 1999 and August 2005 are presented. The mean age of gastrostomy insertion was 6.63 years. All patients had pancreatic insufficiency with mildly compromised lung function (mean FEV1 71%). Data was collected for 1 year prior and 2 years post commencement of gastrostomy feeding. Subjects experienced a significant decline in both weight and height for the 12 months prior to enteral feeding. There was a significant improvement in some anthropometric parameters but not respiratory function in the first 12 months of feeding which then plateau during the second year. These results also highlight the benefit of using height and weight Z scores rather than the measuring of the BMI as an indicator of nutritional change in children with CF.
Keyword Gastrostomy
children
enteral feeding
Cystic Fibrosis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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