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Energy intake and weight are increased by antibiotics in children with cystic fibrosis
  1. S D West
  1. Specialist Registrar, Oxford Centre for Respiratory Medicine, Oxford, UK, sophie@west66.freeserve.co.uk

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Anti-Pseudomonas antibiotics have previously been shown to improve nutritional status in patients with cystic fibrosis, although the exact mechanism for this is unclear. In this prospective study 16 children of mean age 12.1 years with cystic fibrosis and chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonisation were …

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