Lung Emphysema

Posted On 2020-12-10 11:52:55

Lung emphysema represents a major public health burden and still accounts for 5% of all deaths worldwide. Hence, it is essential to further understand this disease in order to develop effective diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. In our focused series, we highlight this disease from several aspects beginning with advances in imaging, going through developments of surgical and interventional therapies of lung volume reduction, perioperative anesthesiologic considerations, and giving an overview of the different phenotypes of chronic obstructive disease and correlations between lung cancer and lung emphysema, and concluding with lung transplantation for lung emphysema.

Lung emphysema revisited
Bassam Redwan

Review Article
Advances in imaging for lung emphysema
Katharina Martini, Thomas Frauenfelder

Lung volume reduction surgery: from National Emphysema Treatment Trial to non-intubated awake video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Volkan Kösek, Burkhard Thiel, Katina Nikolova, Eyad Al-Masri, Christian Begher, Christina Frank, Bassam Redwan

Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction: status quo
Massa Zantah, Andrew J. Gangemi, Gerard J. Criner

Anesthesiological considerations in emphysema surgery
Philip Woldt, Philipp Kruse, Bjoern Ellger

Lung emphysema and lung cancer: what do we know about it?
Ramón A. Tubío-Pérez, María Torres-Durán, Mónica Pérez-Ríos, Alberto Fernández-Villar, Alberto Ruano-Raviña

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease phenotypes: imprint on pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapy
Mostafa Bakeer, Georg-Christian Funk, Arschang Valipour

Lung transplantation for emphysema
Ilhan Inci

The focused issue “Lung Emphysema” was commissioned by the editorial office, Annals of Translational Medicine without any sponsorship or funding. Bassam Redwan is serving as the unpaid Guest Editor for the focused issue.