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Authors

  1. Ashraf, Obaid MD
  2. Disilvio, Briana MD
  3. Young, Meilin MD
  4. Ghosh, Sohini MD
  5. Cheema, Tariq MD, FCCP, MMM

Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treatment is aimed at managing the disease rather than cure, with a focus on improving quality of life and decreasing exacerbations. Interventional therapies, including lung volume reduction surgery, bullectomy, lung transplantation, and bronchoscopic lung volume reduction treatment using endobronchial valves, are treatment options for patients with COPD who are symptomatic due to hyperinflation despite optimal medical management. We will review the current literature to provide a comprehensive summary of the currently available scientific data, discuss typical treatment-related side effects, and evidence-based management approach and recommendations for patient selection in clinical practice.