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Lung volume reduction coil treatment for patients with severe emphysema: a European multicentre trial

Monday, June 2, 2014

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Gaëtan Deslee, Karin Klooster, Martin Hetzel, Franz Stanzel, Romain Kessler, Charles-Hugo Marquette, Christian Witt, Stefan Blaas, Wolfgang Gesierich, Felix J F Herth, Juergen Hetzel, Eva M van Rikxoort, Dirk-Jan Slebos

LVR using endobronchial therapies remains experimental.  This multicenter study tested LVR coils in 60 pts for safety and efficacy.  There were a total of 18 serious adverse events.  At 6 and 12 mos, dyspnea scores decreased 11%, 6 min walk increased 30-50 m, and FEV1 increased 0.11 L.  Pts with either heterogeneous or homogeneous emphysema appeared to improve.

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