bronchial thermoplasty


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bronchial thermoplasty

The reduction in the amount of smooth muscle mass in the airways when heat energy is applied to the airways bronchoscopically. The procedure uses heat energy generated with radiofrequency technology to ablate smooth muscle. It has been used as an experimental treatment for asthma.
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In response to the growing need for better asthma care and management, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is the first hospital in the UAE to offer bronchial thermoplasty to patients whose condition does not respond to other forms of treatment.
But this year, bronchial thermoplasty, the first non-drug procedure approved by the FDA, has come to Sarasota specifically for severe asthmatics for whom other treatments haven't worked.
Bronchial thermoplasty and endoscopic lung volume reduction
2013 State's first to provide drug-free treatment for severe asthma bronchial thermoplasty
The company said it is prepared for another cycle of talks with insurers about reimbursing its Alair Bronchial Thermoplasty System, which was approved by the U.
The analysis covers devices for the following segments: transcatheter heart valves, renal denervation, bronchial thermoplasty, bioresorbable stents, and fractional flow reserve.
Finally, for refractory severe asthma, bronchial thermoplasty now seems to offer significant benefit.
The Aintree League of Hospital and Community Friends hope to raise PS30,000 for a specialist bronchial thermoplasty system.
Pulmonary and respiratory specialists and surgeons from the US, Asia, and Germany also address non-diagnostic bronchoscopy, potential complications, infection control and radiation safety, anatomy, anesthesia, training, indications and contraindications, rigid bronchoscopy, uses in the intensive care unit, bronchial thermoplasty, and other topics.
The treatment - bronchial thermoplasty - involves using heat to 'melt away' muscle in the airways that block air getting through.
was awarded the 2010 Popular Science "Best of What's New" Award in the Health category for its Alair[R] Bronchial Thermoplasty System.
US medical devices producer Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) said yesterday it has completed the previously announced acquisition of California-based Asthmatx Inc, a designer of a catheter-based bronchial thermoplasty procedure for severe asthma treatment.