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2009-07-24 07:36:17

Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) can have a significantly beneficial effect in patients with severe emphysema, according to the first ever study to randomize emphysema patients to receive either LVRS or non-surgical medical care."We found lung reduction surgery is good treatment alternative for selected emphysema patients since it not only improves survival but also meaningfully improves quality of life for a period of at least five years after the operation," said lead author of the...

2008-09-25 09:00:54

Researchers at Sentara Cardiovascular Research Institute begin a new international study to explore the safety and effectiveness of stents to open airways of patients with advanced emphysema or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The EASE (Exhale Airway Stents for Emphysema) Trial focuses on airway bypass, an investigational technique without surgery to create new pathways to release trapped air from within diseased lung tissue, thereby helping patients with advanced widespread...

2007-09-26 09:00:11

Spiration, Inc., a developer of novel medical technology designed to benefit patients with acute and chronic conditions of the lung, today announced that the first patients have been enrolled in the company's IBV Valve Trial in the United States. The purpose of the trial is to generate safety and effectiveness data for submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval to market the company's IBV Valve System in the United States for the treatment of patients with...


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