SESSION TITLE: Airways 5
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Body composition is an important prognostic factor in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as weight loss and muscular wasting are responsible for low exercise capacity in these patients. Body composition is therefore important in the assessment of COPD patients. GOLD 2011 document has proposed a new combined assessment for COPD, categorising the patients from A to D. In this prospective study we aimed to investigate whether body composition worsens from categories A to D.