Frank Sciurba, MD, FCCP, presented at a recent Pulmonary Grand Rounds on selected topics on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

In this presentation recap, Dr. Sciurba answers questions including:

  1. What is lung volume reduction and what is the current state of the surgical and bronchoscopic approaches?
  2. Why did endobronchial valves fail to gain approval after the VENT pivotal trial, and why is there promise that the new LIBERATE trial could demonstrate efficacy and safety?
  3. What is the evidence regarding endobronchial coil volume reduction, and what differences in patient selection are likely to be evident between endobronchial coil and valve volume reduction approaches?
  4. How are health care systems addressing the difficult problem of limiting COPD readmissions?