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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Lung volume reduction surgery and 2 weeks (10 daily sessions) of intensive pulmonary rehabilitation appears to improve quality of life in patients with emphysema up to at least 18 months postsurgery.
"In conclusion, lung volume reduction surgery yields improved chances for prolonged survival, increased exercise capacity, and improved quality of life ...
Lung volume reduction surgery and the National Emphysema Treatment Trial.
In lung volume reduction surgery, the parts of the lung that are most heavily damaged by COPD are surgically removed.
Few effective treatment options exist for COPD, but recently lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) has been shown to be effective in selected patients with emphysema.
Current literature suggests that smoking cessation, long-term oxygen therapy in hypoxaemic patients, non-invasive ventilation, and lung volume reduction surgery in selected patients improve survival.
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.