Evaluation of Body Mass Index & Albumin in Pts with COPD

Attaran, Davoud and Towhidi, Mohammad and Asnaashari, Amir and Khajedalui, Mohammad and Aghasizadeh, Mahdi and Mohamadzadehlari, Shahrzad (2008) Evaluation of Body Mass Index & Albumin in Pts with COPD. medical journal of mashhad university of medical sciences, 51 (3). pp. 155-158.

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Introduction Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by chronic inflammation and progressive development of airflow limitation. Recently besides the typical pulmonary pathology of COPD, several effects occuring outside the lungs, for example weight loss and malnutrition have been described the so called systemic effects of COPD. In this study we evaluated body mass index (BMI), serum albumin and their relationship with pulmonary function. Materials and Methods This descriptive study performed on 42 patients, referring to Ghaem Hospital Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran at 2005, with the mean age of 62.82±10.54 years and the mean forced expiratory volume in the first second (FEV1) (1.38±0.76 lit.).This study was approved by the local ethics. Severity of disease was defined by global initiative for chronic lung disease (GOLD) guideline. BMI and serum albumin were measured. Results BMI was lower than normal in 9.5 of patients. There was a significant negative correlation between the severity of disease and BMI (p= 0.004, r= - 0.43). Furthermore the correlation between the severity of disease and serum albumin was significantly negative (p= 0.02, r= - 0.35). Conclusion The results of this study indicate that BMI and serum albumin decreased as the severity of disease increased. Therefore, the nutritional status is closely linked to the severity of COPD.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Journals > Medical J Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mjmums mjmums
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2017 15:44
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2017 15:44
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/7709

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