Relationship between respiratory muscle strength and lean body mass in men with COPD.

@article{Nishimura1995RelationshipBR,
  title={Relationship between respiratory muscle strength and lean body mass in men with COPD.},
  author={Yumi Nishimura and Mikihiro Tsutsumi and Hiroaki Nakata and Tohru Tsunenari and Hiroyuki Maeda and M. Yokoyama},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1995},
  volume={107 5},
  pages={1232-6}
}
It has been suggested that low body weight may be associated with decreased respiratory muscle function in COPD, but the precise mechanism is not known. Since body compositional change inevitably accompanies body weight change, we decided to study the possible relationship between respiratory muscle strength and body composition in patients with COPD. We studied respiratory muscle strength, pulmonary function, and body composition in 24 Japanese male patients with COPD. Patients were divided… CONTINUE READING
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