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Compiled for Cystic Fibrosis Wear Yellow Day, here's a summary of key Cystic Fibrosis guidelines from our Guidelines and Pathways database that relate to medical nutrition. 

 

The NICE guideline for cystic fibrosis highlights the key role for the specialist dietitian in regular assessment, dietary advice, choosing the right nutritional support (which may include oral nutritional supplements and/or enteral tube feeding) and pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy.  For adults, short-term use of an appetite stimulant may be required. 

 

International guidelines from ESPGHAN, ESPEN and the European Cystic Fibrosis Society cover the nutritional care from infants to adults with CF. Recommendations start with initiating nutritional management as early as possible after diagnosis, with nutritional education and regular assessment and follow-up. In addition to the right micronutrients and pancreatic enzyme support, oral nutritional supplements and/or enteral tube feeding are recommended when growth or nutritional status is impaired. 

 

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has created several clinical care guidelines related to nutritional issues and nutrition support, across paediatrics and adults, as nutrition is so important to a long and high-quality of life for people with CF.

 

This is a comprehensive support document from the Cystic Fibrosis Trust for dietitians working with infants, children and adults with CF.

 

These Nutrition Guidelines from Australia and New Zealand were developed and written by dietitians experienced in the management of Cystic Fibrosis.