Navigation Links
New York Methodist Hospital to study airway bypass treatment for emphysema
Date:2/4/2008

e. Patients could see an immediate improvement in dyspnea (shortness of breath).

"The airway bypass procedure could be an excellent option for those who would possibly spend years on a lung transplant list or not be suitable candidates for lung transplant surgery, which is one of the only other treatment options available for patients with this type of emphysema," states Dr. Sung.

Physicians commonly use bronchoscopes to examine the airways within the lungs. During the airway bypass procedure physicians will first use a Doppler probe inserted through the bronchoscope to identify a site in the airway that is away from blood vessels. A special needle is then used to make a small opening and an Exhale Drug-Eluting Stent is placed in the passageway to keep it open. The procedure involves placing up to six drug-eluting stents. The total time of the procedure is approximately one to two hours.

This procedure is still under clinical investigation, but early data suggest it may hold promise for patients with emphysema.

Emphysema affects an estimated 60 million people worldwide with more than 3 million sufferers in the United States. There is no cure for emphysema.


'/>"/>

Contact: Meghan Oreste
moreste@comcast.net
617-823-1441
Broncus Technologies
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Medical Simulation Corporation Announces Partnership with Methodist DeBakey Heart Center in Houston
2. SIEMENS, AlliedBarton, Methodist Hospital, and Family Planning Council Win Human Resources Department of the Year Awards
3. Methodist Health System Foundation Announces Largest Single Gift
4. Digirad Corporation and The Methodist Hospital in Houston Sign Letter of Agreement
5. Methodist Mansfield Celebrates First Year
6. Peninsula United Methodist Homes Completes Enterprise-Wide Deployment of AccuNurse Voice-Assisted Care
7. New research explores newborn in-hospital weight loss
8. NYC-area 1st: Morgan Stanley Childrens Hospital performs transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement
9. Norwalk virus: Cruise ship illness challenging and costly to hospitals, too
10. Glades General Hospital First in Palm Beach County to Provide On-Site Electronic Birth Registration
11. Billy Graham Home After Hospitalization:
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New York Methodist Hospital to study airway bypass treatment for emphysema
(Date:12/20/2014)... 2014 The Doctor’s Office Urgent Care of ... part of a decade. They’ve treated over 40,000 patients ... healthcare alternative to the Paramus area. , ... additions to their staff of top-notch board certified physicians: Christine ... These new doctors will work tirelessly to carry ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... 20, 2014 Recently, AngelWeddingDress.com has introduced ... ”) for the coming Christmas. In the promotion, all ... off. , “We have something special for the women ... holiday season. Moreover, our new collections of 2015 dresses ... offered now at greatly discounted prices. Visit our website ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... 2014 Today, Balfleet.com, one of the ... Sale, offering 50%-70% off on its Mother of ... The mother of the bride dresses from Balfleet.com feature ... 24/7 accessible and takes pride in providing high quality ... are offering great discounts on our mother of the ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... (PRWEB) December 19, 2014 Energy ... Bedsheets are now available. Celliant, the world’s leading ... sheets and pillowcases. , There are a number ... additional circulation, increased oxygenation and balanced body temperature; ... healing and pain relief; enhanced athletic performance; and ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... These vanadium reserves are mostly found in ... tons of vanadium were produced globally in 2013, up ... at 6.7% AAGR during the period from 2001 to ... the largest consumer, accounted for more than 90% of ... and the chemical industry. , View Full Report at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Doctor's Office Urgent Care Adds 3 New Physicians to Their Growing Medical Team 2Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Introduced Its Special Offer For The Coming Christmas 2Health News:Balfleet.com is Offering 50%-70% Off of its Mother of the Bride Dresses 2Health News:Energy Textiles Launches Celliant Revitalizing Bedsheets 2Health News:Marketresearchreports.biz: Global Vanadium Usage Increased at AAGR of 6.7% between 2001 and 2013 2Health News:Marketresearchreports.biz: Global Vanadium Usage Increased at AAGR of 6.7% between 2001 and 2013 3
... the immune cells and incorporating it into the vaccine ... ,Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh have ... patients with HIV, subject their immune system cells through ... in their fight against the disease. Announcing their findings ...
... 12 after no new cases emerged since the February/March outbreak ... its status as an avian influenza free country and a ... Organisation of Animal Health yesterday," said a statement issued by ... bird flu outbreak among poultry on February 18 at Navapur ...
... packaging that contains latex, which will certainly prevent the allergic ... UK showed that nearly a third of food packaging was ... biscuit, the quantity of latex was so high to have ... from the UK Latex Allergy Support Group (LASG) Advisory Panel ...
... good managers and appropriate IT may be a far ... doctors and nurses than recruiting more staff,// according to ... who are against reforming the NHS blame problems on ... judgement, and the “greedy” private sector. But there is ...
... was diagnosed with tuberculosis, precautionary letters have been sent ... of them contracting the// disease. The condition of ... be satisfactory. ,The patient was diagnosed ... to the infectious diseases unit at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary ...
... the breast lesion by taking x-ray of the lesion ... radiologists. "Contrast-enhanced// MRI of the breast is becoming increasingly ... with other techniques," said Basak Erguvan-Dogan, MD, radiologist in ... Cancer Center in Houston. "However, it is hard to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Activated T-Cells Could Help In The Battle Against HIV 2Health News:Activated T-Cells Could Help In The Battle Against HIV 3Health News:Food Packaging Containing Latex May Trigger an Allergic Reaction 2Health News:More and Better Management Is Key to Fixing the NHS 2Health News:MRI-guided Breast Biopsy Pronounced a Success 2
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 17, 2014 Royal Philips ... (NASDAQ: VOLC ), a global leader in catheter-based ... they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Pursuant to ... all of the issued and outstanding shares of Volcano for ... of USD 1 billion (approx. EUR 800 million), to be ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 17, 2014  Northstar Global Business Services, Inc. ... (DTC) has made their final decision and has ... Company,s stock effective December 15, 2014, and has ... depository and book entry transfer services. All deposit restrictions ... once again fully "DTC Eligible", and has resumed ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 17, 2014  ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, ... US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued ... a dendritic cell-based immunotherapeutic vaccine targeting six tumor ... claims of US Patent No. 8,871,211, which issued ... cancer by administering a dendritic cell composition comprising ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Philips to acquire Volcano to expand global leadership position in image-guided therapy market 2Philips to acquire Volcano to expand global leadership position in image-guided therapy market 3Philips to acquire Volcano to expand global leadership position in image-guided therapy market 4Philips to acquire Volcano to expand global leadership position in image-guided therapy market 5Philips to acquire Volcano to expand global leadership position in image-guided therapy market 6Philips to acquire Volcano to expand global leadership position in image-guided therapy market 7Philips to acquire Volcano to expand global leadership position in image-guided therapy market 8Northstar announces that the DTC chill on MDIN has been officially lifted 2Northstar announces that the DTC chill on MDIN has been officially lifted 3ImmunoCellular Therapeutics Announces Issuance of Key Patent For ICT-107 Cancer Vaccine 2
... Valley Technologies, Inc. (LVT) is pleased to announce ... the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  On ... with no Form 483 observations and no discussion ... relating to cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices).  Additionally, ...
... MORRISVILLE, N.C., Jan. 9, 2012  nContact, Inc., the ... its technology will be presented by physicians in ... Atrial Fibrillation Symposium, January 12-14 in Boston, Massachusetts. ... with VisiTrax® and next generation EPi-Sense™ Coagulation System ...
Cached Medicine Technology:nContact's Cardiac Ablation Technology to be Presented in Two Noteworthy Posters at Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2012 2
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: