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  • 19 May 16

Endoscopic Lung Volume Reduction Surgery: Transforming the Care of Patients with Severe Emphysema and Pneumothorax

Current surgical approaches to the care of emphysema patients including lung transplantation and lung volume reduction surgery are welcome options for motivated patients who qualify for these advanced procedures, however, many chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients at University of Cincinnati (UC) Medical Center are too ill to be considered. “I am optimistic about the

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  • 12 Aug 15

Immune System’s Impact on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Research at University of Cincinnati Medical Center suggests that the immune system may drive the disease progression in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  A preclinical study performed by UC pulmonary scientists identified a key link between cigarette smoke and the activation of a cellular receptor (NKG2D) on cytotoxic lymphocytes that is critical to immune system activation,

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  • 14 Nov 16

University of Cincinnati Medical Center Reduces Readmissions After COPD Exacerbation by 35%

University of Cincinnati (UC) Medical Center has reduced hospital readmissions in patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) by more than 30% over the past eight months. Muhammad Zafar, MD, clinical instructor and medical director of pulmonary rehabilitation at the UC Medical Center, is the head of the quality improvement project, Improving

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