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SURGERY, med. jur. That part of the healing art which relates to external diseases; their treatment; and, specially, to the manual operations adopted for their cure.
     2. Every lawyer should have some acquaintance with surgery; his knowledge on this subject will be found useful in cases of homicide and wounds.

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A randomized clinical trial of lung volume reduction surgery versus medical care for patients with advanced emphysema: a two-year study from Canada.
In conclusion, lung volume reduction surgery yields improved chances for prolonged survival, increased exercise capacity, and improved quality of life .
Lung volume reduction surgery followed by 2 weeks (10 daily sessions) of pulmonary rehabilitation may not necessarily improve the overall aerobic capacity sufficiently for increases in duration of activity and therefore dyspnea scores may not be significantly improved in this short time period.
Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) involves the removal of lung tissue in an attempt to improve hyperinflation.
Medicare has said it will not cover lung volume reduction surgery in these patients:
Louis, reviewed the outcomes of lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) in 280 patients who had heterogeneous emphysema.
Felix Herth, MD, Chief of the Department of Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine at Thoraxklinik in Heidelberg, Germany and Principal Investigator of the AeriSeal System clinical study added, "This innovative approach provides an important treatment alternative to invasive options such as lung transplantation and Lung Volume Reduction Surgery.
Five years after bilateral lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), 63% of the patients were still alive.
Peri-Strips([R]), a Synovis innovation used to reinforce surgical staple lines, were introduced in 1995 for lung volume reduction surgery.
Lefrak has always been careful to never promise--or even imply--that lung volume reduction surgery prolongs life, when discussing the procedure with patients who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Lung volume reduction surgery improved functioning and quality of life at 5 years in most of 200 consecutive patients with severe emphysema in a prospective, nonrandomized study, Dr.