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patients treated with PneumRx's Lung Volume Reduction Coils (LVRCs) for severe emphysema.
a leader in interventional pulmonology, announced today that University Medical Center Groningen has enrolled and treated the first patients in the FDA-approved RENEW pivotal trial to evaluate the RePneu Lung Volume Reduction Coil (LVRC).
His expertise includes chest wall sarcoma resection and reconstruction, mesothelioma, tracheal resections and reconstructions, endobronchial surgery, esophageal resection and lung volume reduction surgery.
5) Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) is one of a long lineage of surgical approaches to emphysema and was reintroduced by Cooper in the early 1990s.
For chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), in particular, non-pharmacological treatments include smoking cessation strategies, pulmonary rehabilitation, ventilatory support, endobronchial treatments and various forms of surgical treatments including bullectomy, lung volume reduction surgery and lung transplantation.
Lung volume reduction surgery: A serious operation removes the damaged parts of lung to let healthy parts expand and ease breathing.
Subjects were excluded if they had a diagnosis of asthma; respiratory disorders other than COPD; a history of lung volume reduction surgery and/or a lung transplant; a need for long-term oxygen therapy; a history of long-term oral steroid use; a history of uncontrolled disease; received other investigational drugs in the last month; a history of alcohol, drug, or solvent abuse; a known hypersensitivity to inhaled steroids, bronchodilators, or lactose; known [alpha]-1 antitrypsin; and been previously enrolled in the run-in period.
McKenna RJ, Fischel RJ, Brenner M, et al: Combined operations for lung volume reduction surgery and lung cancer.