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COPD: Lung Volume Reduction Surgery - References


  1. National Emphysema Treatment Trial Research Group (2003). A randomized trial comparing lung-volume reduction surgery with medical therapy for severe emphysema. New England Journal of Medicine, 348: 2059-2073.

  2. Washko GR, et al. (2008). The effect of lung volume reduction surgery on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 177(2): 164-169.

  3. Naunheim KS, et al. (2006). Long-term follow-up of patients receiving lung-volume-reduction surgery versus medical therapy for severe emphysema by the National Emphysema Treatment Trial Research Group. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 82(2): 431-443.

  4. Ciccone AM, et al. (2003). Long-term outcome of bilateral volume reduction in 250 consecutive patients with emphysema. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 125(3): 513-525.

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    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
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