New Developments Addressing the Challenges of Enteral Nutrition in Cystic Fibrosis is organized by PEDS University and will be held during Feb 08, 2017 - Feb 08, 2020. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
In patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), a decrease in pancreatic lipase secretion associated with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) results in maldigestion and malabsorption of fats and reduced total calorie intake. To improve caloric intake, avoid malnutrition, and reduce fatty acid deficiency, some individuals with CF and EPI utilize overnight enteral tube feeding while they sleep as a supplement to daily dietary intake. It is unclear as to whether enteral nutrition is underutilized in patients with CF, since set criteria and timing for the initiation of enteral tube feeding in patients with CF have not been established. In addition, while enteral tube feeding is believed to be helpful in improving nutritional status in patients with CF, there have not been any well controlled clinical trials demonstrating the magnitude of effect of this therapy. This continuing education activity will address the challenges associated with the use of enteral nutrition in patient with cystic fibrosis.
By participating in this unit, participants should be able to:
• Define the use of enteral nutrition in patients with CF
• Understand the challenges associated with enteral nutrition in patients with CF
• Identify approaches to maximize the success of enteral nutrition in patients with CF
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Pulmonary Medicine, Genetics