Navigation Links
New approach to underweight COPD patients
Date:10/4/2010

Malnutrition often goes hand in hand with COPD and is difficult to treat. In a recent study researchers at the University of Gothenburg, have come up with a new equation to calculate the energy requirement for underweight COPD patients. It is hoped that

this will lead to better treatment results and, ultimately, better quality of life for these patients.

Recently published in the International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, the study involved a total of 86 patients with an average age of 64. In contrast to studies in other countries, more than half of the patients were women, whereas previous studies have focused on men.

"We've come up with the only equation to date that's specially designed for COPD patients, and that calculates just how many calories a patient needs," says Frode Slinde, docent at the Sahlgrenska Academy's Department of Clinical Nutrition. "We've already shown that the existing equations, designed for healthy individuals, do not work well for COPD patients."

The results of the study offer a more accurate estimate of each patient's energy requirement, and could lead to a better and more individual nutritional approach. Previously a standard

calculation was used to determine a patient's energy requirement, but the researchers believe that the new equation is more likely to help COPD patients to stop losing weight and even put on weight.

"We can now tailor treatments and quickly evaluate the results," says Slinde. "A better nutritional status has been linked with patients feeling better and not needing as much care as before, which could cut the cost of care to society in the long run. As far as COPD patients are concerned, a better nutritional status translates into better quality of life and a longer life."


'/>"/>

Contact: Frode Slinde
frode.slinde@nutrition.gu.se
46-702-646-731
University of Gothenburg
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Climate change forcing a move it or lose it approach to species conservation?
2. RD114 envelope proteins provide an effective and versatile approach to pseudotype lentiviral vectors
3. Simple approach could clean up oil remaining from Exxon Valdez spill
4. New paper examines approaches to measuring protein in foods in context of deadly adulterations
5. Swimming upstream: Molecular approaches to better understand male infertility
6. MSU project may lead to new approaches against lung cancer
7. NSF funds innovative approach to biomimetic nanofiber bone regeneration
8. New approach to Alzheimers therapy
9. Discovery points to new approach for diabetes therapy
10. Personalized approach to smoking cessation may be reality in 3-5 years
11. Stem-cell therapy may provide new approach to fight infection
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/16/2014)... challenged conventional thinking on how the bowel lining develops ... how bowel cancer starts. , The researchers produced evidence ... the ,crypts, that are a feature of the bowel ... bowel cancer development, a controversial finding as scientists are ... 3D imaging technologies, Dr Chin Wee Tan and Professor ...
(Date:10/15/2014)... 2014 Sandata Technologies, LLC, an industry ... care, today announced it released a case study ... Visit Verification™ Solution (EVV™)  for Quality Care Services, ... company founded in 1996 and has five locations ... The study details the challenges facing Quality ...
(Date:10/15/2014)... have linked increased resistance to bacterial pneumonia in female ... hormone estrogen. , Females are naturally more resistant to ... scientists has shown that increased resistance to bacterial pneumonia ... oxide synthase 3 (NOS3). They also show that this ... female sex hormone estrogen. , The team, lead by ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Cryptic clues drive new theory of bowel cancer development 2Sandata Announces Case Study with Quality Care Services, Inc. 2
... computational and experimental researchers is needed to make ... understanding how epigenetic marks contribute to regulation of ... organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF), Computational ... Transcription Regulation. , Epigenetics studies features of the ...
... April) at the UK National Stem Cell Network Annual ... University describes his work to investigate a mechanism that ... Together with his colleague Owen Sansom from the University ... wrong and a crucial gene called Apc is lost ...
... into the brain could dramatically reduce damage caused by ... Meeting will hear today (10 April). Speaking at ... Institute of Psychiatry will explain how combining scaffold microparticles ... tissue. Strokes cause temporary loss of blood supply ...
Cached Biology News:Computation to unravel how genes are regulated and shed light on how cells become different 2Computation to unravel how genes are regulated and shed light on how cells become different 3Stem cells and cancer: cancer pathways that also control the adult stem cell population 2Scientists ask whether microscaffolding can help stem cells rebuild brain after stroke damage 2
(Date:10/20/2014)... 2014 OncLive® is ... Center at Thomas Jefferson University has joined its ... Strategic Alliance Partnership program, the Sidney Kimmel Cancer ... raise awareness of the Center’s cutting-edge research programs, ... Clinicians and other health care professionals from the ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... OCTOBER 20-22, 2014: The 9th Annual ... take place at the Congress Center Basel, ... now available at http://www.abim.ch . ... from all over the globe will exchange ... products and developments on the world market. ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... (PRWEB) October 19, 2014 The Asia-Pacific ... Analytics market in Asia-Pacific with analysis and forecast of ... million in 2014 to $208 million by 2019, at ... 2014 to 2019. , Browse through the TOC of ... idea of the in-depth analysis provided. It also provides ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... 2014 According to market research ... WLAN Controllers; Wireless gateways)]- Global Advancements, Forecasts and ... global Outdoor Wi-Fi market with analysis and forecasting ... also identifies the drivers and the restrains for ... opportunities and challenges. , Browse 65 market data ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Partners With OncLive 2Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Partners With OncLive 3The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market is estimated to reach $208 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market is estimated to reach $208 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market is estimated to reach $208 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Outdoor Wi-Fi Market (by Access Points, WLAN Controllers, Wireless gateways) Expected to Cross $37.2 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Outdoor Wi-Fi Market (by Access Points, WLAN Controllers, Wireless gateways) Expected to Cross $37.2 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Outdoor Wi-Fi Market (by Access Points, WLAN Controllers, Wireless gateways) Expected to Cross $37.2 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4
... EraGen Biosciences, Inc. announced today that it has developed ... technology. The test is now in the hands of USAMRIID ... being shipped to WHO Central Public Health Laboratory (UK) and ... recent sequencing of the SARS genome, EraGen went to work ...
... being held to solicit public sentiment on Assembly Bill ... . The bills were introduced to the state legislature in ... parthenogenesis (the process of manipulating the genetic material of a ... from any other cell, in a way that causes the ...
... April 29 Berbee Information Networks Corporation, a leading Midwest ... announced today that it has been selected by Microsoft ... 2003 and Visual Studio .NET 2003 Launch. , ... Midwest Express Center inMilwaukee, Wisconsin, Berbee will speak in ...
Cached Biology Technology:EraGen Biosciences Ships SARS Diagnostic Test in Record Time 2Public Hearing Held for controversial anti-cloning bills 2Public Hearing Held for controversial anti-cloning bills 3Public Hearing Held for controversial anti-cloning bills 4
... C1 Plus is a modular confocal system ... with an ultra-compact and lightweight design. The ... Plusboost optical performance to 400nm andits bi-directional ... support for X and Y scan axes ...
... continue to grow, the need for greater ... become necessary, especially when discerning very similar ... C1si Confocal Microscope System gives you a ... not available in conventional confocal systems, with ...
... This microscope is described by end-users to ... incorporates the fundamentals of light microscopy and ... small footprint, it does not require much ... a busy lab environment. The DM-BA300 combines ...
... Drive for individual and parallel agitation control ... of DASGIP vessels, featuring range of stirring ... to 16 overhead drives can be operated ... fedbatch-pro® and cellferm-pro® for microbiology and cell ...
Biology Products: