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Endobronchial valves improve lung function similar to LVRS: study

In selected patients with emphysema endobronchial valve placement results in improvements in lung function similar to that seen with lung volume reduction surgery, an independent randomised trial finds. The single-centre, double-blind sham-controlled BeLieVeR-HIFi study involved 50 stable outpatients with both heterogeneous emphysema and a target lobe with intact interlobar fissures on CT of the thorax. Participants were ...

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