Frank C. Sciurba, M.D Click to see more ., Armin Ernst, M.D., Felix J.F. Herth, M.D., Charlie Strange, M.D., Gerard J. Criner, M.D., Charles H. Marquette, M.D., Ph.D., Kevin L. Kovitz, M.D., M.B.A., Richard P. Chiacchierini, Ph.D., Jonathan Goldin, M.D., Ph.D., and Geoffrey McLennan, M.D., Ph.D. For the VENT Research Research Group: A Randomized Research of Endobronchial Valves for Advanced Emphysema Emphysema is a leading cause of death and disability. However, concern concerning the risk of perioperative loss of life and complications contributes to underutilization.5-10 Early uncontrolled trials using unidirectional valves put into selected lung airways to block regional inflation while allowing exhalation have reported improvements in lung function and symptoms with modest risk, including distal pneumothorax or pneumonia.5,6,9,11-13 In this randomized, prospective, multicenter study, known as the Endobronchial Valve for Emphysema Palliation Trial , we sought to determine the protection and efficacy of unilateral treatment with endobronchial valves, in comparison with standard medical care, in improving coprimary outcome steps of expiratory walk and stream distance in individuals with advanced emphysema.
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