Clinical management of patients with cystic fibrosis and pulmonary insufficiency

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1988 Nov;159(5):1181-3. doi: 10.1016/0002-9378(88)90441-3.


Management of a patient with cystic fibrosis who started her pregnancy in a state of pulmonary insufficiency, as defined by arterial blood gas values and a chest x-ray film, is described. A systematic approach to evaluation of patients with cystic fibrosis, including serial assessments of pulmonary functions, screening for diabetes, maintenance of adequate nutrition (including hyperalimentation), and cardiac function evaluation is described.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cesarean Section
  • Cystic Fibrosis / complications*
  • Cystic Fibrosis / therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Insulin / therapeutic use
  • Nutrition Disorders / etiology
  • Nutrition Disorders / therapy
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications*
  • Pregnancy in Diabetics / complications
  • Pregnancy in Diabetics / drug therapy
  • Respiratory Function Tests
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / etiology*
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / physiopathology


  • Insulin