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

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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Source Name: Thorax


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

This multicenter observational study evaluated midterm outcomes after use of the lung volume reduction endobronchial coil for severe emphysema in 60 pts.  The 30-day complication rate was moderate.  At 12 mos, the St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire decreased by 11.1 points, 6 min walk distance increased by 51.4 m, FEV1 increased by 0.11 L, and residual volume decreased by 0.71 L. 

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