Bronkoskopisk lungevolumenreduktion er et behandlingstilbud til patienter med svært heterogent emfysem

Michael Perch, Ingrid L Titlestad, Beata A Rychwicha-Kielek, Elisabeth Bendstrup, Martin Iversen, Mette Siemsen, Ole D Jørgensen, Poul Erik Haahr

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Introduction of bronchoscopic lung volume reduction as a treatment for severe emphysema has been defined as an area of development by The Danish Health and Medicines Authority. We here present the rationale for treatment, in- and exclusion criteria, and ultimately the organization for assessment, treatment and follow-up in Denmark. The treatment aim is to lower dyspnoea. There is a national protocol for patient selection according to in- and exclusion criteria. Different commercial devices are available, but endobronchial valves have been the devices mostly applied. A national database has been established to evaluate cost-effectiveness.

Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Issue number29
Pages (from-to)2-6
Publication statusPublished - 14. Jul 2014

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