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A Team of St. Marina University Hospital and MU-Varna Issued a Guide for Feeding Children with Cystic Fibrosis

University lecturers and medical doctors from Medical University - Varna and St. Marina University Hospital in Varna, together with specialists from Birmingham Children's Hospital, issued a guide dealing with the specific feeding of children with cystic fibrosis. The author of the guide is Carolyn Patchell - a dietitian at Birmingham Children's Hospital. It is translated and adapted for Bulgarian patients by Dr. Elena Dimitrova, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ruzha Pancheva, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Miglena Georgieva and Dr. Darina Naydenova. The publication of the guide is a continuation of the project between Second Pediatric Clinic at the University Hospital and Birmingham Children's Hospital, funded by donor companies.

The edition consists of four booklets, providing useful information for patients and their parents in an understandable and use-friendly way. What kind of milk should be used for feeding babies, how to ensure a healthy diet for children with cystic fibrosis and plenty of other issues that raise concerns in the parents have found their answer in the "Guide for Feeding Infants with Cystic Fibrosis" and "Feeding: Guide for Children and Parents". Parents will find recipes and menu sets for children with cystic fibrosis in "High Protein, High Energy Diet. Liquid Diet" and "High Protein, High Energy Diet".

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that occurs in childhood, and it is characterized by dysfunction of the exocrine glands - sweat, oily, salivary glands, etc. Primarily the disease affects the pulmonary system, but quite often it affects the digestive tract as well.

The recently issued useful literature is free, and it is available in Second Pediatric Clinic at St. Marina University Hospital - Varna.​