Researchers at Pulmonary Associates to Study Airway Bypass Procedure for Severe Emphysema
2/11/2008 9:52:20 AM
PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - February 11, 2008) - Researchers at Pulmonary Associates today announced the start of the EASE (Exhale Airway Stents for Emphysema) Trial, an international, multi-center clinical trial to explore an investigational treatment that may offer a new, minimally invasive option for those suffering with advanced widespread emphysema. The trial focuses on airway bypass, a catheter-based bronchoscopic procedure designed to reduce lung hyperinflation and shortness of breath (the clinical hallmarks of emphysema/COPD) by making new pathways for trapped air to exit the lungs.
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