Nutritional support can increase body weight and physiologic function in COPD, but there are some patients who do not respond to nutritional therapy. The aim of this prospective study was to describe the nonresponse to 8 wk of oral nutritional supplementation therapy (500 to 750 kcal/d extra), implemented in an inpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program, with respect to lung function, body composition, energy balance, and systemic inflammatory profile in 24 (16 male) depleted patients with COPD. On the basis of the weight change after 8 wk, patients were divided into three groups (Group 1: weight gain ratio.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine|
|Issue number||3 (Pt 1)|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2000|
Creutzberg, E. C., Schols, A. M. W. J., Weling-Scheepers, C. A. P. M., Buurman, W. A., & Wouters, E. F. M. (2000). Characterization of nonresponse to high caloric oral nutritional therapy in depleted patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 161(3 (Pt 1)), 745-752. https://doi.org/10.1164/ajrccm.161.3.9808075