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Any new, recent developments in treatment of emphysema?
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
5 doctors agree
In brief: A new drug
There is a brand new drug that has been fda approved for copd/emphysema.
It is called Daliresp (roflumilast) (brand name). It works by blocking an enzyme called "phosphodiesterase." it has been shown to reduce the number of attacks of copd. There are a number of side effects, and you should definitely discuss them with your doctor. I have had a mixed record of success with the meds. But, that is the latest.

In brief: A new drug
There is a brand new drug that has been fda approved for copd/emphysema.
It is called Daliresp (roflumilast) (brand name). It works by blocking an enzyme called "phosphodiesterase." it has been shown to reduce the number of attacks of copd. There are a number of side effects, and you should definitely discuss them with your doctor. I have had a mixed record of success with the meds. But, that is the latest.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Daliresp is not indicated for emphysema, only severe or very severe chronic bronchitis with a history of exacerbations.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
That is correct
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Daliresp (roflumilast)
That is a new drug to avoid complications in emphysema patients.
Steam bronchoscopy is used in other countries to decrease the size of overinflated emphysema lungs.

In brief: Daliresp (roflumilast)
That is a new drug to avoid complications in emphysema patients.
Steam bronchoscopy is used in other countries to decrease the size of overinflated emphysema lungs.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Not really
Many modifications of drugs already available will be released in the next 18 months.
It's going to be several years before advances in molecular biology are translated into meaningful advances in the treatment of emphysema.

In brief: Not really
Many modifications of drugs already available will be released in the next 18 months.
It's going to be several years before advances in molecular biology are translated into meaningful advances in the treatment of emphysema.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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