Endoscopic volume reduction in COPD- a critical review.


BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is common in Germany, with a prevalence of 13.2%. The available treatments are exclusively symptomatic, except for lung transplantation, from which no more than a few patients can benefit. Over the past decade, endoscopic lung volume reduction (ELVR) has broadened the therapeutic spectrum for patients… (More)
DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2014.0827


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@article{Gompelmann2014EndoscopicVR, title={Endoscopic volume reduction in COPD- a critical review.}, author={Daniela Gompelmann and Ralf Eberhardt and Felix J. F. Herth}, journal={Deutsches Arzteblatt international}, year={2014}, volume={111 49}, pages={827-33} }