My husband is in end stage Emphysema (heterogenous). Is not able to be in a clinical trial due to other complications - Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension, only 1 kidney with the other kidney not shall we say perfect. (We were at Cleveland Clinic in May 2007). When do you think there will be therapies available, out of trials, to aid my husband. We were hoping for the Biologic Lung Volume Reduction therapy from Aeris Therapeutics to be available 2008 or 2009. Also there is the retinoic acid therapy, and stem cell work in research.
When do you think something will be available to him? He is on oxygen now 3 to 6 LPM, to try to keep him at 90 on the oximeter.
I pray every night something will be there soon to help him.