Sig Porter

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STUDY OBJECTIVES Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) for emphysema has a variable effect on spirometry with improvement linked to increases in lung elastic recoil. The mechanism by which recoil increases following LVRS has not been described completely. This study examines preoperative and postoperative pulmonary function to describe a mechanism for(More)
BACKGROUND Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) has been a frequent literature topic in emphysema management recently. Opinions differ in regard to usefulness, efficacy, and selection criteria. AIMS To present the results of our first 55 bilateral videoscopically resected group, with follow-up of up to three years, and to present some of the local(More)
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