Nutritional support in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease during hospitalization for an acute exacerbation; a randomized controlled feasibility trial.

@article{Vermeeren2004NutritionalSI,
  title={Nutritional support in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease during hospitalization for an acute exacerbation; a randomized controlled feasibility trial.},
  author={Marja A P Vermeeren and Emiel F. M. Wouters and A J W Geraerts-Keeris and Annemie M. W. J. Schols},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={1184-92}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Previous studies reported a severely impaired energy balance in COPD patients during the first days of an acute exacerbation, mainly due to a decreased energy and protein intake. The aim of the study was to investigate the feasibility and effectiveness of energy- and protein-rich nutritional supplements during hospitalization for an acute exacerbation in nutritionally depleted COPD patients. METHODS In a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled two-center trial, 56 COPD… CONTINUE READING