Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction in Korea
What is it about?
We investigated clinical utility of endobronchial valve therapy in Koran advanced emphysema patients who had different COPD phenotype from Western patients. There were significant improvements in lung function, exercise capacity and quality of life after 6 months.
Why is it important?
Endobronchial valve therapy was as effective and safe in Korean patients as it has been shown to be in Western countries. Ethnicity and geographical factor did not affect the outcomes.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Tai Sun Park and Namkug Kim