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

Updated: Aug 15, 2019
  • 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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