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Obstructive Lung Diseases: Airways 4 |

Bedside Assessment of Body Composition and Muscle Function in COPD Patients

Francesca de Blasio, MS; Luca Scalfi, MD; Maria Grazia Santaniello, PhD; Giulia Miracco Berlingieri, MD; Marina De Martino, MD; Francesco de Blasio, MD
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“Federico II” University of Naples, Medical School, Naples, Italy


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):863A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.963
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SESSION TITLE: Airways 4

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: Assessment of both body composition and muscle function is relevant in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. In the clinical settings, bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), as a bedside method for evaluating body composition, and specific muscle function tests may routinely be used. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between fat-free mass (FFM), as estimated using several disease-specific BIA formulas and selected muscle function tests.

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