Navigation Links
"Umbrella" Valve Provides Potential Alternative to Lung Surgery

f the lung using flexible bronchoscopy, with an average of 6 to 7 valves implanted per patient. Researchers used quantitative software and multidetector CT scans to measure the physical effects of the valves and the St. George Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) to assess how patients felt after treatment.

Of the patients who received valve treatment, 46 patients (group A) had reduced complications and retained efficacy compared with the remaining patients (group B). In responding patients, valve treatment transferred an average of 20 percent ventilation and perfusion to healthier regions of the lung. Two thirds of patients in group A also had a 4-point or more SGRQ improvement at 6 months and showed significant improvements in oxygen use and DLCO. Compared with patients in group B, patients in group A were less than 75 years old, did not have lingular treatment, and had fewer lung segments treated. The 90-day serious complications were one bronchospasm and one COPD flare in the A group and two bronchospasm and one death with pneumothorax in group B.

“Patients responding to valve treatment may now be able to do simple, everyday activities, such as bathe or shower independently, walk around the house without stopping, talk without trouble breathing, and can go out for shopping or entertainment,” said study coauthor Atul C. Mehta, MD, FCCP, Cleveland Clinic Foundation. “Although valve treatment is still investigational, it may offer an alternative treatment for patients with emphysema who are not good candidates for LVRS.” Researchers stress that valve treatment is not yet approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and is only available as part of a research trial that is currently sponsored by the developer of the IBV? Valve, Spiration, Inc.

“Although there is no cure for emphysema, proper treatment can improve a patient’s exercise capacity, overall quality of life, and may result in longer survival,” said Mark J. Rosen, MD, FC
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Cardiac Valve Disease Linked To Genes
2. ResQ-Valve With CPR In Cardiac Arrest Patients To Be Assessed By National Study
3. Valve Disease Study Suggests New Public Health Concern
4. First Keyhole Heart Valve Surgery Scheduled in Britain
5. Drug Spironolactone Provides Renal And Cardioprotection In Diabetic Patients
6. Neurobiology Provides Answers To Block Memory-Related Drug Cravings
7. London Hospital Provides Specialized Care For Pregnant Women
8. Breastfeeding Provides Added Protection To Babies
9. Far East Provides A Path To Contain Bird Flu
10. Direct To Home: Television Provides Powerful Fillip to Smoking Cessation Campaigns.
11. Latest Version of Echocardiography Provides Improved Pictures of the Heart
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Umbrella Valve Provides Potential Alternative Lung Surgery

(Date:6/29/2015)... ... June 29, 2015 , ... Healthpointe, ... surgeon, Dr. John A. Mitamura, MD., PhD into their world-class multidisciplinary team of ... including Long Beach , Irwindale and La Tijera-Los Angeles. , Orthopedic ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... , ... June 29, 2015 , ... ... news that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted accelerated approval of Bristol-Myers ... a global public health threat and the approval of nivolumab for patients with ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... ... June 29, 2015 , ... ... announces the Fresh Plus Diaper, a baby invention that makes parenthood less tiring ... projected to reach a market value of USD 52.2 billion in 2017," says ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... ... June 29, 2015 , ... Two ... against C.R. Bard, Inc. and Ethicon, Inc. continue to move forward in New ... Management Conference is to be convened on Thursday, July 23rd at 12:00 p.m. ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... MD (PRWEB) , ... June 29, 2015 , ... OR ... features a revitalized look and feel, as well as a redesigned logo and weekly ... used to, but is now more user-friendly and easier to navigate. , In ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Renowned Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon Joins Healthpointe in Long Beach 2Health News:Renowned Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon Joins Healthpointe in Long Beach 3Health News:Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer Reacts to EMA Approval of Nivolumab for Treatment of Metastatic Melanoma 2Health News:Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer Reacts to EMA Approval of Nivolumab for Treatment of Metastatic Melanoma 3Health News:Bringing Up Baby...Millenials Should Check World Patent Marketing's New Baby Invention 2Health News:Bringing Up Baby...Millenials Should Check World Patent Marketing's New Baby Invention 3Health News:Bringing Up Baby...Millenials Should Check World Patent Marketing's New Baby Invention 4Health News:Bringing Up Baby...Millenials Should Check World Patent Marketing's New Baby Invention 5Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: New Jersey Court Overseeing Thousands of Ethicon, C.R. Bard Pelvic Mesh Claims Schedules July Conference 2Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: New Jersey Court Overseeing Thousands of Ethicon, C.R. Bard Pelvic Mesh Claims Schedules July Conference 3Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: New Jersey Court Overseeing Thousands of Ethicon, C.R. Bard Pelvic Mesh Claims Schedules July Conference 4Health News:OR Manager Launches New Website 2
... light, scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology ... they can detect molecules that may be markers for diseases ... yet to be tested in clinical trials, it may someday ... sampling their breath, according to the research team from JILA, ...
... in Baltimore ... market, ... announced that Medifast Franchise Systems has sold its,first franchise of Medifast Weight ... Control Centers in the Greater,Baltimore Metropolitan Area., The entire build-out process ...
... RELEASE , Fighting fat bloom can mean ... Agricultural and Food Chemistry , Chemists in England and ... boxes of Valentines Day chocolates, and other goodies, looking fresher ... films on the outside of chocolate, is scheduled for the ...
... Uninsured, those on Medicaid more likely to be diagnosed ... Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- People who either have ... likely to be diagnosed with advanced cancers than people ... Cancer Society report. , At a time when more ...
... - the ,Must Join, Social Networking Web Site ... Crystal Light beverage,brand has partnered with actress and musical ... Web site that will help women,harness the power of ... for one another -- to empower, inspire, challenge and,sustain ...
... Hospital,this week opens a new 16-bed inpatient behavioral health ... -- with an innovative way of caring for patients.,Psychiatrists ... continuity and a better experience for patients., The ... for,patients once they arrive in the emergency department throughout ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Scientists using laser light to detect potential diseases via breath samples, says new study 2Health News:Scientists using laser light to detect potential diseases via breath samples, says new study 3Health News:Medifast Franchise Systems Sells First Territory in Baltimore 2Health News:Medifast Franchise Systems Sells First Territory in Baltimore 3Health News:American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 13, 2008 2Health News:American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 13, 2008 3Health News:American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 13, 2008 4Health News:American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 13, 2008 5Health News:American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 13, 2008 6Health News:American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 13, 2008 7Health News:American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 13, 2008 8Health News:American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 13, 2008 9Health News:Timely Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Insurance Status 2Health News:Timely Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Insurance Status 3Health News:Crystal Light and Mandy Moore Launch Unique Online Wellness Community for Women 2Health News:Crystal Light and Mandy Moore Launch Unique Online Wellness Community for Women 3Health News:Regions Hospital to Open New Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit 2
(Date:6/29/2015)... , June 29, 2015  Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... added to the Russell 1000 Index, effective June 26, ... the large-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe. It ... includes approximately 1000 of the largest securities based on ... membership. "We are pleased to be added ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... Axxess , an industry leader in ... vendor accredited by the American Nursing Credentialing Center – ... agencies select the right revenue cycle management (RCM) system ... business. Research by American Health Information Management ... a decrease in productivity of 54.4 - 69 percent ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... 29, 2015  Arbor Solution has added another ... high-powered, multi-functional M2150 offers two platforms: ... Core i5-4402E 1.6 GHz processor and i5-4422E ... and computing performance. Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4600 ... suited for graphics-intense applications in operating rooms, clinical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ISIS Pharmaceuticals Promoted to the Large-Cap Russell 1000 Index 2ISIS Pharmaceuticals Promoted to the Large-Cap Russell 1000 Index 3Axxess Releases eGuide for Home Health Agencies, Revenue Cycle Management: What You Must Do Now - to Succeed! 2Arbor Solution Introduces Multi-Function Medical Workstation with Large 21.5" True Flat Touch Screen 2Arbor Solution Introduces Multi-Function Medical Workstation with Large 21.5" True Flat Touch Screen 3
... N.J., July 05, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Results ... open-label, Phase,3 study showed that 77 percent ... 600 mg tablets with,100 mg ritonavir (PREZISTA/r) ... of antiretroviral (ARV) agents, reached a,plasma viral ...
... 2007 - ZIOPHARM,Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIOP) announces ... II trial of ZIO-201 (isophosphoramide mustard,- IPM) ... at the,European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) ... The abstract entitled, "Phase-I/II,Study of IPM (ZIO-201) ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New Phase 3 Study Published in The Lancet Evaluates Efficacy and,Safety of Prezista/Ritonavir vs. Kaletra as Part of HIV Combination,Therapy in Treatment-Experienced Adults With HIV 2New Phase 3 Study Published in The Lancet Evaluates Efficacy and,Safety of Prezista/Ritonavir vs. Kaletra as Part of HIV Combination,Therapy in Treatment-Experienced Adults With HIV 3New Phase 3 Study Published in The Lancet Evaluates Efficacy and,Safety of Prezista/Ritonavir vs. Kaletra as Part of HIV Combination,Therapy in Treatment-Experienced Adults With HIV 4New Phase 3 Study Published in The Lancet Evaluates Efficacy and,Safety of Prezista/Ritonavir vs. Kaletra as Part of HIV Combination,Therapy in Treatment-Experienced Adults With HIV 5New Phase 3 Study Published in The Lancet Evaluates Efficacy and,Safety of Prezista/Ritonavir vs. Kaletra as Part of HIV Combination,Therapy in Treatment-Experienced Adults With HIV 6New Phase 3 Study Published in The Lancet Evaluates Efficacy and,Safety of Prezista/Ritonavir vs. Kaletra as Part of HIV Combination,Therapy in Treatment-Experienced Adults With HIV 7New Phase 3 Study Published in The Lancet Evaluates Efficacy and,Safety of Prezista/Ritonavir vs. Kaletra as Part of HIV Combination,Therapy in Treatment-Experienced Adults With HIV 8Positive ZIO-201 Interim Phase II Sarcoma Data Presented at,European Society for Medical Oncology 2Positive ZIO-201 Interim Phase II Sarcoma Data Presented at,European Society for Medical Oncology 3
Nordan tying forceps, straight, titanium, 6.5 mm tying platforms....
Harms-Tuebingen tying forceps, straight, 6 mm tying platforms....
Castroviejo straight tying forceps, straight shafts, 5 mm tying platforms, wide handle....
Shepard tying forceps, round curved platform 8 mm, 8.5 cm....
Medicine Products: