Nutrition screening in patients with COPD

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In this article…> How COPD symptoms affect nutrition> The importance of screening patients for malnutrition> Dietary advice for under- and overnutritionAuthorAlison Evans is respiratory specialist dietitian, BreathingSpace, The Rotherham Foundation Trust, Rotherham.Evans A (2012) Nutrition screening in patients with COPD. Nursing Times; 108: 11, 12-14.Nutrition and weight management are increasingly recognised as important factors in managing patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).This article discusses the impact of COPD symptoms on nutrition, and gives advice on the importance of regular nutritional screening using a validated tool.

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