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A review of current bronchoscopic interventions for obstructive airway diseases.
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PMID:  22878625     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Obstructive diseases of the airway are a diverse group, although they share in common airway narrowing as a sequel to inflammation, which leads to increased work of breathing. Optimal treatment strategies for this heterogeneous group of asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema should be multidimensional and embrace pharmacological and nonpharmacological means as well as surgery in a highly select group of patients with emphysema. We review the current status of the bronchoscopic interventions that have been in development for the past decade with the objectives of providing better symptom control in asthma and palliation in individuals with emphysema who are otherwise poor candidates for lung volume reduction surgery.
Authors:
Pyng Lee; Kay Leong Khoo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Therapeutic advances in respiratory disease     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1753-4666     ISO Abbreviation:  Ther Adv Respir Dis     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101316317     Medline TA:  Ther Adv Respir Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Yong Loo Lin Med. School, National Uni. of Singapore, Respiratory and Crit. Care Med., National Uni. Hosp., Singapore.
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