Nutrition and Ventilatory Function

  • R. D. Ferranti
  • C. Rampulla
  • C. Fracchia
  • N. Ambrosino

Part of the Current Topics in Rehabilitation book series (CURRENT REHAB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Nutrition and Malnutrition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. Frascarolo, Y. Schutz, E. Jéquier
      Pages 3-12
    3. Y. Schutz
      Pages 23-32
  3. Pathophysiology of Malnutrition in COPD

  4. Effects of Malnutrition on Ventilatory System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. E. Fiaccadori, E. Coffrini, N. Ronda, G. Gonzi, L. Bonandrini, C. Fracchia et al.
      Pages 77-85
    3. M. G. Sampson, A. Grassino
      Pages 99-107
    4. G. Maiani, S. Callegari, L. Viola, A. Calvi, T. Montagna
      Pages 109-115
  5. Clinical Aspects of Malnutrition in COPD

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. S. Zanaboni, M. Lusuardi, A. Capelli, S. Zaccaria, E. L. Spada, C. F. Donner
      Pages 123-135
    3. E. F. W. Wouters, A. M. W. J. Schols
      Pages 159-163
  6. Nutrition Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. B. Skeie, E. Søreide, O. Kirvelä, D. P. Katz, J. Askanazi
      Pages 175-179
    3. N. D’Aloya, S. Subiaco, S. Antenori, L. Lentini
      Pages 191-196
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 207-216

About this book


In his review of the Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Respiratory Muscles in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, organized in Montescano in 1986, Thomas K. Aldrich stated that "there is little information on nutrition". We felt that the need to supplement the evaluation of respiratory muscles by studying nutritional problems was an important enough matter to justify producing a specific study on the subject. This book is the result of the efforts made in this direction. Since 1986, many of the problems associated with nutrition and ventilatory function have been elucidated, and we hope that the contents of this book may contribute towards spreading interest and knowledge in this sector, particularly among those working in the field of respiratory rehabilitation. The physiological and clinical aspects of nutritional problems and the therapeutic approaches adopted in different disease conditions are dealt with in these pages by some of the best-known researchers in the field, providing abundant evidence, if any should be needed, that rehabilitation is not merely exercise. The picture strongly emerging over these last few years is that rehabilitation is not merely a matter of knowledge of lung or respiratory muscles, but also of heart-lung interaction, metabolic equilibrium and nutrition. So much for recent developments, but what does the future hold in store? May 1992 RENATO CORSICO Preface Nutrition and ventilation are inextricably related.


Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) Myocardial Contractility Pulmonary Circulation Radionuclide Ventriculography body mass index breathing circulation malnutrition mechanical ventilation metabolism nutrition pathophysiology physiology prevention skeletal muscle

Editors and affiliations

  • R. D. Ferranti
    • 1
  • C. Rampulla
    • 2
  • C. Fracchia
    • 2
  • N. Ambrosino
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Breathing Disorders, Gaylord HospitalYale University School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Clinica del Lavoro Foundation, Institute of Care and ResearchMedical Center of RehabilitationMontescano (Pavia)Italy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-3842-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-3840-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-2093
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