lung volume reduction surgery


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lung volume reduction surgery

procedure whereby nonfunctional lung tissue in emphysema patients is removed, allowing more room in the thoracic cavity for good relatively healthy tissue and thus theoretically improving lung function.
See also: emphysema.

lung vol·ume re·duc·tion sur·ger·y

(lŭng vol'yūm rĕ-dŭk'shŭn sŭr'jĕr-ē)
Procedure whereby nonfunctional lung tissue in emphysema patients is removed, allowing more room in the thoracic cavity for relatively healthy tissue and thus theoretically improving lung function.
See also: emphysema

lung volume reduction surgery

Surgical removal of emphysematous lung tissue, esp. of inelastic air spaces in the upper lobes of the lungs, to enhance the ability of the rest of the lung to expand and contract. This surgery improves respiratory function for many patients with advanced chronic obstructive lung disease although the long-term benefits of its use are uncertain.
See also: surgery
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Effect of lung volume reduction surgery on diaphragm length in severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Other speakers who discussed lung volume reduction surgery at the meeting noted that the procedure is appropriate for only a small percentage of COPD patients.
Lung volume reduction surgery costs about $25,000 per patient.
The prospective randomized trial includes 1,033 patients who were assigned to either lung volume reduction surgery or medical therapy.
Authorized by Federal (or United States) Law for the control of prolonged air leaks of the lung, or significant air leaks that are likely to become prolonged following lobectomy, segmentectomy, or lung volume reduction surgery.
They should never have been considered to be candidates for lung volume reduction surgery.
As a comparison, patients undergoing open-chest lung volume reduction surgery have a median hospital length of stay of 10 days.
Aeris believes that BLVR has the potential to provide clinical benefits similar to those of lung volume reduction surgery while avoiding the extended recovery period and risks of complications associated with major pulmonary surgery in patients with advanced emphysema.
Study of the effectiveness of lung volume reduction surgery for treatment of pulmonary emphysema.
BBK won the second merit award for "Marketing Communications Campaign" for the National Emphysema Treatment Trial, a government sponsored clinical trial that evaluated the benefits and risks of lung volume reduction surgery in emphysema patients.