[Effectiveness and efficacy of minimally invasive lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema]
Pertl D, Eisenmann A, Holzer U, Renner AT, Valipour A
Record ID 32015000370
Authors' objectives: This report deals with the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of minimally invasive methods compared to other treatments for LVR in patients with lung emphysema. Furthermore, legal and ethical aspects are discussed.
Authors' recomendations: No clear benefit of minimally invasive methods (VATS, valves, stents, vapour ablation) compared to surgical methods (MS) can be demonstrated based on the identified and included evidence, because of the lack of direct comparative studies. In order to assess the different methods for LVR regarding their relative effectiveness and safety in patients with lung emphysema direct comparative studies are necessary.
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.dimdi.de/static/en/hta/db/bearbeitung/index.htm
Year Published: 2014
URL for published report: http://portal.dimdi.de/de/hta/hta_berichte/hta349_bericht_de.pdf
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
- Pulmonary Emphysema
- Treatment Outcome
- Risk Assessment
- Survival Rate
Organisation Name: German Agency for HTA at the German Institute for Medical Documentation and Information
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