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Treating Emphysema with Lung Volume Reduction Surgery

Dr. Gerard J. Criner, Director of the Temple University Lung Center, talks about the use of lung volume reduction surgery in treating patients with severe emphysema.

References and Resources
Snyder ML et al. Changes in arterial oxygenation and self-reported oxygen use after lung volume reduction surgery. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2008 Aug 15;178(4):339-45. Epub 2008 Jun 5.

Mineo D et al. Effects of lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema on glycolipidic hormones. Chest. 2008 Jul;134(1):30-7. Epub 2008 Mar 17.

Wilson DO et al. Association of radiographic emphysema and airflow obstruction with lung cancer. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2008 Oct 1;178(7):738-44. Epub 2008 Jun 19.

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