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Assessment of nutritional status of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the impact of diet on COPD risk

Dominika Posłuszna, Anna Doboszyńska
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2011;79(2):109-115.

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Vol 79, No 2 (2011)
REVIEWS
Published online: 2011-02-24
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

It is estimated that in patients with COPD malnutrition affects 10–15% of patients with mild to moderate stage of disease and 50% of patients with advanced stage of disease. Available studies indicate that weight loss and muscle mass loss are negative prognostic indicators, therefore early diagnosis of malnutrition seems to be a key measure in the treatment of COPD. In the article the authors discuss and compare the most commonly used methods to assess nutritional status and provide information on the impact of diet on risk of COPD in the future. Nutritional status of patients with COPD is difficult to assess. To date, no published standards are available. Reliable and accurate assessment of nutritional status is essential for planning further care and may contribute to the improvement of nutritional status and contribute positively to the course of the disease. Pneumonol. Alergol. Pol. 2011; 79, 2: 109-115

Abstract

It is estimated that in patients with COPD malnutrition affects 10–15% of patients with mild to moderate stage of disease and 50% of patients with advanced stage of disease. Available studies indicate that weight loss and muscle mass loss are negative prognostic indicators, therefore early diagnosis of malnutrition seems to be a key measure in the treatment of COPD. In the article the authors discuss and compare the most commonly used methods to assess nutritional status and provide information on the impact of diet on risk of COPD in the future. Nutritional status of patients with COPD is difficult to assess. To date, no published standards are available. Reliable and accurate assessment of nutritional status is essential for planning further care and may contribute to the improvement of nutritional status and contribute positively to the course of the disease. Pneumonol. Alergol. Pol. 2011; 79, 2: 109-115
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Keywords

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); assessment of nutritional status; densitometry; bioelectrical impedance

About this article
Title

Assessment of nutritional status of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the impact of diet on COPD risk

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 79, No 2 (2011)

Pages

109-115

Published online

2011-02-24

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2011;79(2):109-115.

Keywords

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
assessment of nutritional status
densitometry
bioelectrical impedance

Authors

Dominika Posłuszna
Anna Doboszyńska

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