Lung Volume Reduction in Advanced Emphysema: Who, Why, and How?

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Dr. Gerard Criner is a Florence P. Bernheimer Distinguished Service Chair, Department of Medicine, Professor and Chief, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit and Ventilator Rehabilitation Unit Co-Director, Center for Inflammation, Translational and Clinical Lung Res. His clinical interests are advanced lung disease (COPD, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, respiratory failure) and critical care medicine.

Presentation: 59 minutes


Overall Goals and Objectives:

1. Recognize the implications of severe hyperinflation in COPD.

2. Know the effects of lung volume reduction surgery on patient outcomes.

3. Be aware of new investigational approaches to bronchoscopic lung reduction.