An investigation into aspects of energy balance and nutritional status of patients with chronic lung disease

Sridhar, Mangalam K (1995) An investigation into aspects of energy balance and nutritional status of patients with chronic lung disease. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Weight loss is a common complaint amongst patients with chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD). Irrespective of the severity of airflow obstruction, COPD patients who lose weight suffer a greater mortality and morbidity than their weight stable peers. Whilst the poor prognostic implication of weight loss is well recognised, the exact cause for its occurrence in these patients is unknown. The main aim of the investigations that comprise this thesis was to study the contributions of the energy cost of breathing, beta agonist therapy and acute infective exacerbations to the energy balance of patients suffering from chronic respiratory disease. A subsidiary aim was to study methods of improving the nutritional status of malnourished patients with COPD.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: S W Banham
Keywords: Medicine, Pharmacology
Date of Award: 1995
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1995-71711
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 17 May 2019 09:31
Last Modified: 17 May 2019 09:31
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/71711

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