TITLE

Brave new world for interventional bronchoscopy

AUTHOR(S)
Toma, I. P.; Gecides, D. M.; Shah, P. L.
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Thorax;Mar2005, Vol. 60 Issue 3, p180
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on interventional bronchoscopy. Bronchial thermoplasty for the treatment of asthma is close to receiving the U.S. Food & Drug Administration approval. A number of procedures are being developed to improve breathlessness in severe emphysema. These aim to achieve volume reduction by bronchoscopy rather than surgery. While bronchoscopic valve placement has been proposed for patchy emphysema, an alternative intervention has been suggested for diffuse emphysema.
ACCESSION #
16455980

 

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