Respiratory Disease and Muscle: Nutritional Interventions to Support Our Patients

Program Date: 4 May 2022
Publication Date: 4 August 2022
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 0.5; Dietitian CPEU: 0.5

Course Description:

In this course, Philip Atherton, PhD will describe the importance of muscle in patients with respiratory disease; explain how muscle is lost, the detrimental consequences of muscle loss, and why maintaining and rebuilding muscle can improve outcomes for these subgroups; and review nutritional interventions to support patients in maintaining muscle. Originally presented as a live webinar on May 4, 2022.

Course Objectives:

• Describe the importance of muscle in patients with respiratory disease. 
• Explain how muscle is lost, the detrimental consequences of muscle loss, and why maintaining and rebuilding muscle can improve outcomes for these subgroups. 
• Review nutritional interventions to support patients in maintaining muscle (eg, -hydroxy--methylbutyrate, protein, and vitamin D).
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.1, 8.1.5, 8.2.1
  • Run Time: 28

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Philip J. Atherton, PhD

Director, Centre of Metabolism, Ageing & Physiology (COMAP) 
MRC-Versus Arthritis Centre of Excellence 
University of Nottingham 
Nottingham, Derby, UK
Dr Philip J. Atherton is Chair of Clinical, Metabolic, and Molecular Physiology at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. He received a 1st Class BSc degree, and a higher PhD degree (in 2005) focusing upon protein metabolism, myogenic signaling, and gene expression regulation in skeletal muscle, from the University of Central Lancashire. His current research involves an expansive combining of detailed pre/clinical molecular physiology with the application of stable isotope methodologies and the integration of OMIC techniques to discover predictors of the mechanistic basis for, and how to mitigate musculoskeletal declines in aging and myriad related diseases. Atherton, with a H-index of 57 and ~15000 citations, has published ~150 peer-reviewed articles and 6 invited book chapters. He is a senior editor for Experimental Physiology, Applied Physiology, Nutrition & Metabolism, and Nutrients, journals.
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