[Serum myostatin levels and malnutrition in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease].

OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence and severity of malnutrition in patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), analyze serum levels of myostatin, tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) and C reactive protein (CRP), and investigate the relationship between serum myostatin and malnutrition in COPD. METHODS Seventy-one patients with… (More)