Kamran Khan Sumalani, Uneeba Rehman, Nousheen Akhter, Maqbool Ahmed, Yaya Khan Tonyo, Nadeem A. Rizvi

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Effect of oral Anabolic Steroids on BMI, Functional Capacity and Pulmonary Functions of under nourished patients of COPD

Kamran Khan Sumalani, Uneeba Rehman, Nousheen Akhter, Maqbool Ahmed, Yaya Khan Tonyo, Nadeem A. Rizvi



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ABSTRACT

Aim: Effects of oral anabolic steroids on BMI, functional capacity and pulmonary functions of under nourished patients of COPD

Methodology: All COPD patients outside pulmonary rehabilitation program, who met the inclusion criteria, were included. Subjects were given methandienone 5mg BD for six months. Weight, BMI, paO2, peak expiratory flow rate, FEV1 was measured for all subjects initially and six months after treatment.

Results: There was significant improvement in weight (p <0.01), BMI (p <0.01), paO2 (p 0.04), peak expiratory flow (p <0.01), six minutes walk distance (p <0.01), CAT (p <0.01) and mMRC scores (p <0.01) after 6 months therapy with anabolic steroid. Conclusion: Treatment with Oral anabolic steroids has a significant effect on BMI and functional capacity of patients with COPD.

Keywords: BMI, COPD, oral steroid



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