Effects of nutritional supplementation combined with conventional pulmonary rehabilitation in muscle-wasted chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A prospective, randomized and controlled study

GÜRGÜN A. , Deniz S., ARGIN M. , Karapolat H.

RESPIROLOGY, vol.18, no.3, pp.495-500, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/resp.12019
  • Title of Journal : RESPIROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.495-500
  • Keywords: body composition, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, exercise capacity, health-related quality of life, lean body mass, BODY-COMPOSITION, MORTALITY, MASS


Background and objective: Nutritional depletion in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) adversely affects health status and mortality. We aimed to evaluate the effects of nutritional supplementation (NS) with pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) on body composition, mid-thigh cross-sectional area (CSA), dyspnoea, exercise capacity, health-related quality of life, anxiety and depression in advanced COPD patients.