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- Dijk, Paul J. van, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- American journal of clinical nutrition 2002 v.76 no.1 pp. 113-119
- atrophy; bioelectrical impedance; biopsy; correlation; cytochrome-c oxidase; dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry; enzyme activity; fat free mass; muscle fibers; patients; phosphorylase; skeletal muscle; succinate dehydrogenase
- ... Background: Although the loss of peripheral muscle mass has been shown convincingly in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the underlying pathogenesis remains unclear. Objective: The aim of the present study was to determine the relations between skeletal muscle fiber types, fiber cross-sectional area (CSA), enzyme activities, and fat-free mass (FFM) in patients with COPD and in control ...