Evidence of Efficacy of Intrabronchial Valves for Persistent Air leakDinga, Marcus, BS*; Yarmus, Lonny B., DO*; Gorden, Jed A., MD†; Gilbert, Christopher R., DO, MS†Clinical Pulmonary Medicine: November 2018 - Volume 25 - Issue 6 - p 202–208 doi: 10.1097/CPM.0000000000000280 Interventional Pulmonary Medicine Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics The management of persistent air leaks remains a common and challenging clinical problem. The introduction of intrabronchial valves has offered an alternative intervention for air-leak management; however, the efficacy of these valves remains unclear. Numerous case reports and case series currently exist as well as some larger trials; however, many remained plagued with shortcomings of retrospective, often single-center descriptions. Within this review, we attempt to describe the history of intrabronchial valves, the current intrabronchial valve systems available for use, and the current literature available evaluating intrabronchial valve use. *Section of Interventional Pulmonology, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD †Division of Thoracic Surgery and Interventional Pulmonology, Swedish Cancer Institute, Seattle, WA Disclosure: The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest. Address correspondence to: Christopher R. Gilbert, DO, MS, Division of Thoracic Surgery and Interventional Pulmonology, 1101 Madison St., Suite 900, Seattle, WA 98104-3588. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.