Volume : VII, Issue : V, May - 2018

THE ROLE OF PULMONARY REHABILITATION ON NUTRITIONAL STATUS IN STABLE COPD

Gajendra Vikram Singh, Rajendra Prasad, Suryakant, Santosh Kumar, Ajay Verma

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a relatively new practice in pulmonary medicine and an integral part of management of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) and other chronic respiratory diseases. A prospective, randomized controlled study was carried out in 43 diagnosed patients of stable COPD having functional limitation. Patients were randomly assigned to receive10 weeks of  pulmonary rehabilitationplus standard medical treatment (SMT) and standard medical treatment (SMT) with diet modification alone.Patients enrolled were properly matched having no significant difference with respect to age, sex, height, weight, BMI, GOLD stages, various spirometric parameters when compared between both groups. The primary outcome was change in Nutritional status.

Significant improvement in the nutrition status viz mid arm circumference, BMI and serum protein was observed in patients after pulmonary rehabilitation programme.

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Gajendra Vikram Singh, Rajendra Prasad, Suryakant, Santosh Kumar, Ajay Verma, THE ROLE OF PULMONARY REHABILITATION ON NUTRITIONAL STATUS IN STABLE COPD, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH : Volume-7 | Issue-5 | May-2018


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