By Todd Neale, Staff Writer, MedPage Today
Published: September 22, 2010
Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and
Dorothy Caputo, MA, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, Nurse Planner
Patients with advanced emphysema received modest improvements in lung function and exercise tolerance after implantation of an endobronchial valve aimed at reducing pulmonary hyperinflation, a randomized trial showed.