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Effectiveness of bronchoscopic lung volume reduction using unilateral endobronchial valve: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, March 2015
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Title
Effectiveness of bronchoscopic lung volume reduction using unilateral endobronchial valve: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, March 2015
DOI 10.2147/copd.s75314
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Young Sam Kim, Miyoung Choi, Worl Suk Lee, Min Lee, Kyeongman Jeon, Seung Soo Sheen, Sanghoon Jheon

Abstract

Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR) can be suggested as an alternative for surgical lung volume reduction surgery for severe emphysema patients. This article intends to evaluate by systematic review the safety and effectiveness of BLVR using a one-way endobronchial valve. A systematic search of electronic databases, including MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library, as well as eight domestic databases up to December 2013, was performed. Two reviewers independently screened all references according to selection criteria. The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network criterion was used to assess quality of literature. Data from randomized controlled trials were combined and meta-analysis was performed. This review included 15 studies. Forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) improved in the intervention group compared with the control group (mean difference [MD]=6.71, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 3.31-10.11). Six-minute walking distance (MD=15.66, 95% CI: 1.69-29.64) and cycle workload (MD=4.43, 95% CI: 1.80-7.07) also improved. In addition, St George's Respiratory Questionnaire score decreased (MD=4.29, 95% CI: -6.87 to -1.71) in the intervention group. In a subgroup analysis of patients with complete fissure, the FEV1 change from baseline was higher in the BLVR group than in the control group for both 6 months (MD=15.28, P<0.001) and 12 months (MD=17.65, P<0.001), whereas for patients with incomplete fissure, FEV1 and 6-minute walking distance showed no change. One-year follow-up randomized controlled trials reported deaths, although the cause of death was not related to BLVR. Respiratory failure and pneumothorax incidence rates were relatively higher in the BLVR group, but the difference was not significant. BLVR may be an effective and safe procedure for the treatment of severe COPD patients with emphysema, based on existing studies.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 46 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Unknown 45 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 8 17%
Researcher 8 17%
Student > Master 7 15%
Other 6 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 7%
Other 6 13%
Unknown 8 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 26 57%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 4%
Engineering 2 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 2%
Other 2 4%
Unknown 11 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 December 2018.
All research outputs
#5,609,060
of 17,363,630 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#745
of 1,971 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#128,245
of 365,751 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#43
of 82 outputs
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