Synopsis: Bronchoscopic placement of a 1-way endobronchial valve in patients with homogenous emphysema without collateral ventilation resulted in improvements in lung function, exercise capacity, and quality of life.
Source: Valipour A, Slebos, D, Herth F, et al. Endobronchial valve therapy in patients with homogeneous emphysema: results from the IMPACT study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016; 194(9):1073–1082.
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