Nutritional supplementation in ambulatory patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Lewis1987NutritionalSI,
  title={Nutritional supplementation in ambulatory patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Michael I. Lewis and Michael J Belman and L Dorr-Uyemura},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  year={1987},
  volume={135 5},
  pages={1062-8}
}
We examined the effect of nutritional supplementation for 8 wk on respiratory muscle function (RMF) in 21 malnourished patients with COPD. Patients were randomized to a fed group or to a control group. Patients in the fed group were provided with an enteral formula in addition to their usual diet. Daily calorie and protein intake and weekly anthropometric measures were made. Pulmonary function tests were measured on Weeks 1, 4, and 8. Respiratory muscle strength was measured by means of maximal… CONTINUE READING

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