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The IMPACT of Endobronchial Valve Therapy for Patients With Severe Homogenous Emphysema

Hutchinson, Christoph T. MA, MD; Zappetti, Dana MD

Clinical Pulmonary Medicine: March 2017 - Volume 24 - Issue 2 - p 92
doi: 10.1097/CPM.0000000000000202
Pulmonary Trends

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.

Disclosure: The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

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