Nutritional depletion in patients on long-term oxygen therapy and/or home mechanical ventilation.

  title={Nutritional depletion in patients on long-term oxygen therapy and/or home mechanical ventilation.},
  author={No{\"e}l J. M. Cano and Hubert Roth and I Court-Ortun{\'e} and Luc A Cynober and Mich{\`e}le G{\'e}rard-Boncompain and Antoine Cuvelier and J. P. Laaban and Jean Claude Melchior and Claude Pichard and J C Rapha{\"e}l and Christophe M Pison},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  volume={20 1},
The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence of malnutrition in outpatients on long-term oxygen therapy or home mechanical ventilation, to determine the relationships between malnutrition and impairment/disability and smoking and also to identify relevant tools for routine nutritional assessment. In 744 patients (M:F 1.68, aged 65+/-15 yrs) with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, 40%), restrictive disorders (27%), mixed respiratory failure (15%), neuromuscular diseases (13… CONTINUE READING


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