Multimodal nutritional rehabilitation improves clinical outcomes of malnourished patients with chronic respiratory failure: a randomised controlled trial.

@article{Pison2011MultimodalNR,
  title={Multimodal nutritional rehabilitation improves clinical outcomes of malnourished patients with chronic respiratory failure: a randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Christophe M Pison and No{\"e}l J. M. Cano and C{\'e}cile Ch{\'e}rion and Fabrice Caron and Isabelle Court-Fortun{\'e} and M Antonini and J{\'e}sus Gonzalez-Bermejo and Lahouari Meziane and Luis Carlos Molano and Jean-Paul Janssens and Fr{\'e}d́eric Costes and Bernard Wuyam and Thomas Similowski and Boris Melloni and Maurice Hayot and Julie Augustin and Catherine Tardif and Herv{\'e} Lejeune and Hubert Roth and Claude Pichard},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2011},
  volume={66 11},
  pages={953-60}
}
BACKGROUND In chronic respiratory failure (CRF), body composition strongly predicts survival. METHODS A prospective randomised controlled trial was undertaken in malnourished patients with CRF to evaluate the effects of 3 months of home rehabilitation on body functioning and composition. 122 patients with CRF on long-term oxygen therapy and/or non-invasive ventilation (mean (SD) age 66 (10) years, 91 men) were included from eight respiratory units; 62 were assigned to home health education… CONTINUE READING
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