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Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

  Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

CLINICAL



CLINICAL PROGRAMS


Emphysema and COPD

Dr. Frank Sciurba directs the Emphysema and COPD Center clinical program. This program has recognized international expertise in advanced COPD management including novel drug therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, transtracheal oxygen therapy, and lung volume reduction surgery. The investigative component of this program provides a registry for patients to participate in current new treatments for this disorder and to also be contacted in the future for emerging new management strategies.


The Clinical Team

Bon-Field

Jessica Bon, MD

  Jennings

Constance Jennings, MD

 

Christopher Faber, MD

  Sciurba

Frank Sciurba, MD
Director



Translational and Clinical Research

Current industry-sponsored clinical trials include:

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NCT00307281

Emphysema Research Registry

Frank Sciurba, MD

NCT01608490

Lung Volume Reduction Coil Treatment in Patients With Emphysema (RENEW) Study

Frank Sciurba, MD

NCT01326572

Lung HIV Disease in a Large Cohort-Pitt (MACS)

Alison Morris, MD, MS

NCT00692198

Effectiveness of Long-term Oxygen Therapy in Treating People With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (The Long-term Oxygen Treatment Trial [LOTT])

Frank Sciurba, MD


Media

In this video, Dr. Sciurba talks about selected topics in COPD, including bronchoscopic volume reduction approaches and recent attention to hospital readmission policies on COPD.


     
 

Endobronchial coils to treat COPD, 2014

 

COPD Research: Coils for emphysema sufferers, 2013

 

Bronchial valves in lung reduction surgery, 2012


Additional Resources