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Activin Type II Receptor Blockade for Treatment of Muscle Depletion in COPD

Activin Type II Receptor Blockade for Treatment of Muscle Depletion in COPD

Blocking the action of negative muscle regulators through the activin type II receptors with bimagrumab treatment safely increased skeletal muscle mass but did not improve functional capacity in patients with COPD and low muscle mass.

We assessed changes in thigh muscle volume (TMV, cm3) as the primary endpoint along with 6-minute walk distance (6MWD, m), safety, and tolerability.

Fifty-five (82.1%) patients completed the study.

TMV increased by Week 4 and remained increased at Week 24 in bimagrumab-treated patients, whereas no changes were observed with placebo.

CriticalCare.news
January 19, 2020

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