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Sylwia Szlubowska, Joanna Zalewska-Puchała, Anna Majda, Piotr Kocoń, Jerzy Soja, Maciej Gnass, Ewa Pasko, Adam Ćmiel, Artur Szlubowski, Jarosław Kużdżał
INTRODUCTION: A heterogeneous emphysema is one of the most severe forms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In some cases, besides the standard pharmacotherapy, a new treatment option of emphysema can be used - bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR) with the use of intrabronchial valves. OBJECTIVES: To examine the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients with severe emphysema after intrabronchial valve (IBV) implantation for the treatment of one lung...
2015: Pneumonologia i Alergologia Polska
K-J Franke, G Nilius, U Domanski, K-H Rühle
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic collateral ventilation assessment (ECVA) can be used to select patients suffering from emphysema for application of valves to achieve a reduction of lung volume. The objective is to obtain a post-operatively minimal clinically important improvement of the selected patient's physical capacity. METHODS: Patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) underwent examination for a possible reduction of lung volume. Those selected got ECVA...
February 2014: Pneumologie
Antoni Rosell, Rosa López-Lisbona, Noelia Cubero, Carme Obiols, Francisco Rivas, Jordi Dorca
The persistent air leaks due to alveolopleural fistula are not an uncommon complication of pneumothorax, particularly secondary ones. Unidirectional flow endobronchial valves designed for lung volume reduction are the latest incorporation to the therapeutic armamentarium. We present the case of a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with persistent pneumothorax in spite of treatment with three pleurodesis which was able to be resolved with the placement of two IBV™ valves.
July 2011: Archivos de Bronconeumología
D H Sterman, A C Mehta, D E Wood, P N Mathur, R J McKenna, D E Ost, J D Truwit, P Diaz, M M Wahidi, R Cerfolio, R Maxfield, A I Musani, T Gildea, F Sheski, M Machuzak, A R Haas, H X Gonzalez, S C Springmeyer
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects millions of people and has limited treatment options. Surgical treatments for severe COPD with emphysema are effective for highly selected patients. A minimally invasive method for treating emphysema could decrease morbidity and increase acceptance by patients. OBJECTIVE: To study the safety and effectiveness of the IBV(R) Valve for the treatment of severe emphysema. METHODS: A multicenter study treated 91 patients with severe obstruction, hyperinflation and upper lobe (UL)-predominant emphysema with 609 bronchial valves placed bilaterally into ULs...
2010: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
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