Every year Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease affects a lot of people on a worldwide scale. The disorder is primarily caused due to smoking and further results in fatality if not treated. On a wide scale, pulmonary Disease Conferences and COPD Conference acts by giving a threshold on how to tackle the disorder in a primitive way.
A new procedure has been on the books for treating COPD. The technology which is available at the U.S.A Pulmonologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester is one of the very first in the country for performing on a patient.
Emphysema hasn’t has been treated as per now for which the only alternative would be to implement invasive surgeries. The surgeries will further remove part of the abnormal lung. Citing this as a major breakthrough at the Mayo Clinic, doctors are mostly inducing invasive procedures which are known as ‘Endoscopic Volume Reduction’.”
The patient who has been treated was 18 years old when he started to smoke. Back in 2003, the patient was diagnosed with Emphysema. The usual process of breathing was largely hampered.
By the time Peterson(patient) was put into the treatment of Endoscopic Volume Reduction, FDA had approved the same as per guidelines. Just after two weeks of the successful treatment, he became one of the first in the country to adopt the procedure. As per his operation, he was using around 7 liters of Oxygen, which also suggested that it isn’t a quick recovery.
So far as the patients are concerned they are the verge of getting rid of the air. The technique can, therefore, put a little on the valve which further lets air out of the lung and doesn’t let it back inside. Thus, by reducing the volume of air, the diaphragm is made to come up and work in an efficient manner.
As per the doctors at the clinic, there has been no permanent evidence as if the procedure can extend the life expectancy. Focusing on the quality of life is the main aim here. Further, there are around 6 Mayo Clinic Paleontologists, one in Florida and two in Arizona who perform the procedures.
Currently, Endoscopic Volume Reduction is made accessible in Europe with few other countries with more than 15k patients being treated worldwide.
2nd World Congress on COPD, Asthma and Lung Health
The World Congress on COPD is about to take place in Madrid, Spain. It will revolve on the theme of “Exploring the Research Advancements and Prevention of Pulmonary Disease” with discussing the cutting edge findings of Pulmonary and Respiratory medicines. Further, the event will enlighten various people on the workshops conducted by established experts of the field with keynote sessions put forward enhancing the business.