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Nutritional Status of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients Admitted in Hospital With Acute Exacerbation

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”The study was carried out to assess the nutritional status of COPD patients with acute exacerbation, during the period of hospital admission, and to evaluate the relationships between the nutritional indices and the pulmonary function parameters.”

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Citation: Gupta B, Kant S, Mishra R, Verma S. Nutritional Status of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients Admitted in Hospital With Acute Exacerbation. Journal of Clinical Medicine Research. 2010; 2(2):68-74. doi:10.4021/jocmr2010.03.261e.
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  • There is another article in the repository that also identifies poor post discharge nutrition in the "post acute syndrome" as a possible indicator of risk for readmissions. We always encourage a nutritional consult on all COPD patients upon admission. I have heard some organizations are ordering nutritional supplements upon discharge and focusing on interventions like ensuring Meals on Wheels and other community services are in place at discharge. One facility I know is using Parish Nurses to work with those members of their congregation and supporting nutritional meals post discharge by their support systems.
    Would love to know if others have any thoughts or programs interventions they are using?
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