In late March, physicians at the University of Alabama at Birmingham carefully threaded a one-way valve the size of a black-eyed pea into the lower lobe of Dennis Bullock’s left lung. Bullock, a 67-year-old emphysema patient, was the fourth person at UAB to receive the experimental Zephyr® endobronchial valve.
UAB gets $11 million grant for potential groundbreaking study of beta blockers for patients with COPD.
Researchers participated in a multi-site study that disproved a once-promising theory that statins might have a beneficial effect on lung function.
Grant will allow researchers to study novel therapies for pulmonary fibrosis, a deadly lung disease with no approved treatments.