National Emphysema Treatment Trial: The major outcomes of lung volume reduction surgery in severe emphysema

Gerard J. Criner, Alice L. Sternberg

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Abstract

The National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT) has published many articles reporting the various outcomes of lung volume reduction surgery versus medical treatment for patients with severe emphysema. However, long and complex clinical trials like NETT that involve both medical and surgical issues generate multiple manuscripts over a period of years and report an array of various outcomes. As a result, the essential findings of the trial may appear to be fragmented to the clinician or clinical researcher or be lost among the many medical reports published each year. In this review, we summarize in one publication the major medical and surgical outcomes of NETT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)393-405
Number of pages13
JournalProceedings of the American Thoracic Society
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2008

Keywords

  • Clinical trial
  • Emphysema
  • Lung reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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