CFDB - Cystic Fibrosis DataBase

primary studies published, non RCT

A case-control study on pregnancy in Italian Cystic Fibrosis women. Data from the Italian Registry.

Study design (if review, criteria of inclusion for studies)

case-control study


This study describes Italian CF pregnant population. Data were collected (2010-2015) by the Italian CF Registry.


Pregnancy in CF women

Outcome measures


Main results

A total of 81 pregnant women (aged 18-45ys) were identified with a mean age at pregnancy of 31ys. Median age at diagnosis resulted higher in cases (P=0.010). A decline from 6 to 12 months before pregnancy to one year after delivery in BMI (P=0.034), in FEV1 (P<0.001) and FVC (P<0.001) was registered among cases. Difference in change between cases and controls was found for the BMI (P=0.006); weak evidence of difference in FEV1 (p=0.080) and FVC (p=0.056) were noted between the groups.

Authors' conclusions

Data from ICFR show that CF women can become mother with only slight adverse effect on their nutritional status. Further study should be carried out to investigate long term effect of pregnancy on lung function.

Keywords: Adult; Adolescent; Pregnancy;