Lung volume reduction surgery shown to prolong and improve life for some emphysema patients
... to randomize emphysema patients to receive either lvrs
or non-surgical medical care.
"We found lung re...re emphysema and randomized them to either undergo lvrs
or non-surgical medical treatment, which generally...t, smoking cessation and pulmonary rehabilitation. lvrs
consists of removing a portion of emphysematous lu...
"Umbrella" Valve Provides Potential Alternative to Lung Surgery
..., in rare cases, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) to remove the most diseased portions of the lung.
“The IBV? Valve is similar in concept to lvrs
in that it aims to make the lungs work more efficiently, thereby decreasing shortness of breath,” said the study’s lead author Daniel H. Sterman, MD, ...
LVRS Increases Survival Rates among Emphysema Patients
...rvival rates among these patients. NETT researchers describe the effects of lvrs
after following 1218 patients for an average of 4.3 years, two years longer... results reported in 2003. The earlier findings led to Medicare coverage of lvrs
for patients meeting criteria based on the study results.
NETT began i...