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Purpose of review Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a heterogeneous syndrome associated with varying degrees of parenchymal emphysema and airway inflammation resulting in decreased expiratory flow, lung hyperinflation, and symptoms leading to decreased exercise tolerance and quality of life. Impairment in lung function and quality of life persists following guideline-based medical therapy, thus surgical and minimally invasive bronchoscopic approaches were developed to address this unmet need. We offer a narrative review of the available technologies. Recent findings Although lung volume reduction surgery has be...
Source: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: OBSTRUCTIVE, OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DISEASES: Edited by Manish Joshi and Basil Varkey Source Type: research
The Spiration valve is an umbrella-shaped device that a health provider places in a targeted airway of the lung during a short bronchoscopic procedure. [Image courtesy of Olympus]Olympus’  Spiration bronchial valve for the treatment of severe emphysema is now available on the market, the company  (TYO:7733) said today. The announcement came a little over a year after FDA approval of Spiration, which was designated as a breakthrough medical device. Spiration also has regulatory approval in the E.U., Australia and New Zealand. Get the full story on our sister site Medical Design &Outsourcin...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business/Financial News News Well emphysema Olympus Source Type: news
Semin Respir Crit Care Med 2018; 39: 685-692 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1676774Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR) is a minimally invasive procedure for patients with symptomatic severe emphysema who may not be candidates for surgical lung volume reduction. BLVR has been shown to improve both functional and clinical outcomes with a relatively low risk of severe complications. Any potential candidate to BLVR should be on optimal pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatment. Radiographic and pulmonary function testing provide key data to help identify potential BLVR candidates. A variety of BLVR techniques have been publ...
Source: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Authors: Poggi C, Mantovani S, Pecoraro Y, Carillo C, Bassi M, D'Andrilli A, Anile M, Rendina EA, Venuta F, Diso D Abstract Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the major causes of disability and mortality. The efficacy of maximal medical treatment, although effective at the early stages of the disease, becomes limited when extensive alveolar destruction is the main cause of respiratory failure. At this stage of the disease more aggressive options, when feasible, should be considered. Lung transplantation and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) are currently available for a selected group of patients. E...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
(Pulmonx) Penn Highlands Healthcare is the first medical facility in the region to offer bronchoscopic lung volume reduction using the first lung valve approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for helping emphysema patients breathe easier without major surgery.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Olympus landed FDA approval for its Spiration Valve System, a product designed to treat people suffering from severe emphysema. It’s used to perform bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR) procedures, which channel air away from hyperin...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Medicine Thoracic Surgery Source Type: blogs
Olympus (TYO:7733) said yesterday that it won FDA approval for its Spiration Valve System intended to treat severe emphysema, which was designated as a breakthrough medical device. The Spiration Valve is an umbrella shaped device intended to improve breathing by blocking airflow to diseased portions of the lung, the Tokyo-based company said. The device is placed during a bronchoscopic procedure to reduce lung volume in diseased lung sections and allow healthier tissue in the remaining portion of the lung to function better. Approval of the device came based on the results from the Emprove clinical trial of the SV...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Olympus Source Type: news
Authors: Bezzi M, Luzzi V, Novali M, Comel AC, Polese G, Corbetta L Abstract Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR) has been proven to be effective in patients with severe emphysema. These techniques are divided into two groups: non-blocking devices that are independent of collateral ventilation and blocking devices that are dependent on collateral ventilation so the choice of the target lobe with inadequate scissors is crucial for the success of the treatment. Current evidences suggest that not all classes and phenotypes of emphysema will benefit from BLVR, and that each technique appears to provide a greater ...
Source: Panminerva Medica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research
In conclusion, LVR procedures may be considered in carefully selected patients with symptomatic emphysema and severe lung hyperinflation, and might be personalized according to the anatomical characteristics of emphysematous area. PMID: 30450238 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
Authors: Fiorelli A, D'Andrilli A, Bezzi M, Ibrahim M, Anile M, Diso D, Cusumano G, Terminella A, Luzzi V, Innocenti M, Novali M, Carelli E, Freda C, Natale G, Peritore V, Poggi C, Failla G, Basile M, Mazzucca E, Conforti S, Serra N, Torre M, Venuta F, Rendina EA, Santini M, Andreetti C Abstract Background: Despite bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR) with valves is a minimally invasive treatment for emphysema, it can associate with some complications. We aimed at evaluating the rate and type of complications related to valve treatment and their impact on clinical outcomes. Methods: It is a retrospective ...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
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