Weidong Tang, Qi Chen, LinLin Chen, Suping Chen, Xuebo Shao, Xia Wang, Lijun Zhu


Intensive Care Unit, The First people’s Hospital of Fuyang, Hangzhou 311400, China


 Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of recombinant human growth hormone on nutritional status and immune function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Methods: The patients with moderate and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease were randomly divided into two groups, each of which was given routine treatment of anti-infection, expectorant and bronchiectasis. Group A was the control group, and stand- ard nutrition support was added on the basis of routine treatment. Group B was a growth hormone treatment group. On the basis of group A’s treatment, recombinant human growth hormone was added. All patients were measured 2 days before and after the treatment.

Results: Compared with group A, nutritional indicators including serum albumin, transferrin and prealbumin increased; creati- nine and urea were reduced; the proportion of T lymphocyte subsets increased.

Conclusion: The above indicators are related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.


COPD, Function Level of Brain Energy Metabolism, Nutritional Status