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(49) Evidence from this study indicates that the MOS SF-36, a general measure of HRQOL, was able to detect significant clinical change following LVRS and rehabilitation.
Conversely, better HRQL in older subjects in this cohort willing to consider LVRS may have resulted from a survivor effect if worse HRQL in younger subjects was a marker for greater mortality.
However, LVRS and lung transplantation aren't common procedures, and institutions usually have age limits for eligibility.
* Those with mostly non-upper-lobe emphysema and with low exercise capacity continued to have similar survival and exercise ability after LVRS as after medical treatment, but had less dyspnea.
"The present study provides information from the second-largest population available in the medical literature about randomized trials on LVRS," said principal author John D.
LVRS is a high-risk surgical procedure for patients with severe emphysema in which the worst areas of damaged lung tissue are removed.
The main purposes of this study were to evaluate the therapeutic effects of LVRS followed by a 2-week (10 daily sessions) intensive pulmonary rehabilitation program on perceived dyspnea during functional activities in selected surgical patients with emphysema.
BLVR aims to provide the same benefits as LVRS by placing endobronchial devices via a bronchoscope into airways supplying emphysematous, hyperinflated parts of the lung.
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) announced it intends to develop standards for lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) standards for hospital transplant centers under its Disease-Specific Care Certification Program.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it intends to issue a national coverage determination making lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)'available to certain Medicare beneficiaries.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it intends to issue a national coverage determination making lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) available to certain Medicare beneficiaries based on findings from the National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT) showing a survival benefit compared with optimal medical therapy in a select subgroup of patients.
As a proxy for the quality-of-life factors that affect residential property values, a location value response surface (LVRS) was created to isolate the effect of location on property values.
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