To help inform the standard of care delivered at accredited care centers, the CF Foundation brings together committees of subject matter experts to write guidelines on topics related to the care of people with cystic fibrosis. Committee members include doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, dietitians, social workers and people with CF and their families.
A panel of pediatric and adult gastroenterologists created this document to summarize and disseminate the existing medical literature regarding cystic fibrosis-specific gastrointestinal disease.
Enteral tube feedings are an important treatment option in cystic fibrosis when oral intake is not adequate to meet nutritional goals. A multidisciplinary Cystic Fibrosis Foundation panel developed consensus evidence-based guidelines on all aspects of care regarding enteral feeding.
The following questions and answers address concerns from the community about COVID-19 and school.
If your child has cystic fibrosis, chances are you have some concerns about school fitness activities like physical education classes or school sports teams. Even though some people with CF have trouble breathing and tire easily, exercise can be especially important.
As children with cystic fibrosis transition toward greater independence at school and at home, they will also take greater responsibility in managing their disease.
When there is more than one person with CF in your school, it is essential that they be kept a minimum of 6 feet (2 meters) apart from each other. Germs can spread as far as 6 feet through droplets released in the air when people cough or sneeze.
These consensus statement recommendations were developed to help guide optimal care for children and adults with CF with otolaryngologic (ear, nose, and throat) disease.
There is no consensus on the best model of care for individuals with CF to manage the non-pulmonary complications that persist after lung transplant. This position paper outlines two models of post-transplant care to accomplish optimal CF care after transplant.