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.
Translational and Clinical Research
Current industry-sponsored clinical trials include:
|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|
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.