Navigation Links
Emphysema surgery - unfavourable,,

Lung reduction surgery for emphysema does not help the sickest patients, according to the latest report. In emphysema, the air sacs of the lungs - the alveoli - are progressively destroyed,// leaving the patient so short of breath that they cannot do everyday activities like climbing stairs or carrying their shopping. In the mid-1990s, studies seemed to suggest that lung reduction surgery was beneficial for people with emphysema. It appeared to leave them with a smaller, but more efficient, lung by cutting out a lot of the diseased tissue.

Following this report, the demand for surgery increased enormously and the National Institutes of Health launched further trials to see if the operation was really effective. People had either surgery or standard medical management for their condition. The first report of the trial now urges caution over surgery. The sickest patients - those with the worst lung function- have a higher risk of death within 30 days of the operation compared to those who don't have surgery. Whether those who survive surgery will do better than those on medical management in the long term remains to be seen. In the meantime, it appears that surgery should not be regarded as a universal solution for emphysema.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Emphysema surgery - unbeneficial
2. African Americans Have Increased Risk Of Emphysema
3. LVRS Increases Survival Rates among Emphysema Patients
4. Novel Airway Bypass Treatment Assists Emphysema Sufferers
5. Thyroid hormone treatment hastens recovery after cardiac surgery
6. Two doctors suspended for wrong brain surgery
7. Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery
8. Sweaty palms syndrome can be cured by surgery
9. Surviving surgery
10. Waking during surgery
11. Supplement helps cardiac surgery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes ... important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned his Bachelors ... Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at Scripps Green ... hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity to train ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from a complex set of ... or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this pain and suffering, Serenity ... event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of emotions, from depression, guilt, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... now offering micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with ... Damon brackets , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... The Haute Beauty Network, affiliated with ... as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest partner. , Dr. ... handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be invisible.” He stands by ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... -- One of Australia,s successful biotechnology scientists, ... new biotechnology company, Noxopharm Limited [ABN 50 608 966 123] ("Noxopharm"). ... list on the ASX. Noxopharm is a clinic-ready company ... Phase 1 clinical study later this year. ... biggest problems facing cancer patients - the ability of cancers to ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... 2016 Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: ... Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended ("HSR"), ... Inc. ("Celator"; Nasdaq: CPXX ) expired effective ... As previously announced on May 31, 2016, ... agreement under which Jazz Pharmaceuticals has commenced a tender ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Ontario , June 27, 2016  VMS Rehab ... Company,s Board will take whatever measures required to build ... Company,s stock which is currently listed on the OTC ... Wexler, Company Chairman and CEO, "We are seeing an ... difficult to understand, not only by the Company, but ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: