What is the role of nitric oxide in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?

Updated: Nov 13, 2020
  • Author: Paul Kleinschmidt, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Inhaled nitric oxide has been suggested, but at this point does not seem to have a role in acute treatment.

Lung volume reduction surgery has also been touted as effective, but most recent studies demonstrate varying levels of success.

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