A prospective study of decline in fat free mass and skeletal muscle strength in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

@article{Hopkinson2005APS,
  title={A prospective study of decline in fat free mass and skeletal muscle strength in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease},
  author={Nicholas Stephen Hopkinson and Rachel C. Tennant and Mark J. Dayer and Elisabeth B. Swallow and Trevor T. Hansel and John Moxham and Michael Iain Polkey},
  journal={Respiratory Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={8},
  pages={25 - 25}
}
BACKGROUND Skeletal muscle depletion is an important complication of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) but little prospective data exists about the rate at which it occurs and the factors that promote its development. We therefore prospectively investigated the impact of disease severity, exacerbation frequency and treatment with corticosteroids on change in body composition and maximum isometric quadriceps strength (QMVC) over one year. METHODS 64 patients with stable COPD (FEV1… CONTINUE READING
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