The effect of supplementary oral nutrition in poorly nourished patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Efthimiou1988TheEO,
  title={The effect of supplementary oral nutrition in poorly nourished patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={J Efthimiou and James Hamilton Fleming and Candido Gomes and Stephen G. Spiro},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  year={1988},
  volume={137 5},
  pages={1075-82}
}
We carried out a prospective, randomized, controlled trial to investigate the effect of a 3-month period of supplementary oral nutrition in 14 poorly nourished outpatients with COPD. Seven patients were randomized into Group 1 who received their normal diet during Months 1 to 3, a supplemented diet during Months 4 to 6, and their original normal diet during Months 7 to 9. The other 7 patients received their normal diet for the entire 9-month study period (Group 2). Seven well-nourished patients… CONTINUE READING
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