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Vapor ablation for emphysema patients improves function

March 21, 2016

Patients who received vapor ablation to treat severe upper-lobe predominant emphysema showed improved forced expiratory volume in 1 second and respiratory questionnaire scores, according to recent research.

“Compared with standard medical management, targeted thermal vapour ablation of more diseased segments and preservation of less diseased segments resulted in clinically meaningful and statistically significant improvements in lung function and quality of life at 6 months, with an acceptable safety profile,” Felix J. F. Herth, MD, of the department of pneumology and critical care medicine at Thoraxklinik, University of Heidelberg in Heidelberg, Germany, and colleagues.

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Nitinol coils improve function, quality of life in patients with emphysema

February 9, 2016
Use of nitinol coils in addition to usual care to treat patients with severe emphysema improved function, quality of life and 6-minute walk test scores, according to…
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Smoking heroin linked to early-onset COPD with emphysema phenotype

June 26, 2015
The inhalation of heroin for recreational purposes appears to be associated with early-onset COPD, and specifically with an emphysema phenotype, according to the results…
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Aspirin use may slow development of early emphysema

May 18, 2015
DENVER — The use of aspirin for at least 3 days per week slowed the progression of early emphysema, according to study results presented at the American Thoracic…
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Diffuse Lung Disease in Children

Pediatric Annals, December 2010, Volume 39 Issue 12
A 3-month-old is brought in by her mother for evaluation because she said she believes the baby breathes faster than…
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