Baseline Characteristics and Factors Associated With Nutritional and Pulmonary Status at Enrollment in the Cystic Fibrosis EPIC Observational Cohort PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY Rosenfeld, M., Emerson, J., McNamara, S., Joubran, K., Retsch-Bogart, G., Graff, G. R., Gutierrez, H. H., Kanga, J. F., Lahiri, T., Noyes, B., Ramsey, B., Ren, C. L., Schechter, M., Morgan, W., Gibson, R. L. 2010; 45 (9): 934-944


The EPIC Observational Study is an ongoing prospective cohort study investigating risk factors for and clinical outcomes associated with early Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa) acquisition in young children with cystic fibrosis (CF).To describe the baseline characteristics of the cohort and evaluate associations between potential risk factors and nutritional and respiratory characteristics at enrollment. We hypothesized that distinct demographic and environmental risk factors could be identified for poorer nutritional status and lung function at enrollment.During 2004-2006, 1,700 children with CF were enrolled at 59 US CF centers. Children

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