A 51-year-old female asked:
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my 33 yo daughter has cystic fibrosis and after an extended illness is still on a vent and getting continuos tube feeding but is still third spacing. she eats a bit as well, any suggestions to improve her nutrition needed.?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Good support: It sounds like she's getting good nutritional support, but is still too hyper metabolic from being sick to keep up with her protein imbalance of production versus utilization. It is important to avoid overfeeding her because it can make it more difficult to get her off of mechanical ventilation due to excessive co2 production.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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