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TAKE A DEEP BREATH: UVA HEALTH SYSTEM OPENS CLINICAL TRIAL OF EMPHYSEMA TREATMENT

Dec. 15, 2005
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Doctors at the University of Virginia Health System have opened a new clinical trial to try and help people with emphysema breathe better. The study will test the safety and effectiveness of a bronchoscopic valve, an experimental device designed to channel air to healthier portions of the lung. The idea is to improve a patient's physical functioning, tolerance for exercise and general quality of life. Innovations Report (http://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/medicine_health/report-52975.html)