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 the newer work, some participants are getting sham bronchial thermoplasty, in which the tool is inserted into the lungs but not heated.
The treatment, bronchial thermoplasty, also reduces the medication patients need.
Researchers in Newcastle have found that treating severely affected patients with bronchial thermoplasty ( an air stream into their lungs ( leads to a "significant" improvement.
a medical device company that has developed a catheter-based procedure for the treatment for asthma, has announced that bronchial thermoplasty, an investigational asthma treatment, has been named as one of the Top Ten Medical Innovations for 2007 by the Cleveland Clinic.
The study focuses on a procedure called Bronchial Thermoplasty that uses thermal energy to reduce the amount of smooth muscle in the airway that contributes to the constriction during an asthma attack.
They need to enrol up to 20 patients to take part in trialling a new treatment called Bronchial Thermoplasty.
A procedure called bronchial thermoplasty (BT) has recently been validated in clinical trials and is now available in over 30 countries worldwide.
July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) announces that Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT) delivered by the Alair[sup.
the Alair Bronchial Thermoplasty System is an investigational device that delivers radiofrequency energy to the airway walls during a bronchoscopic procedure in an effort to reduce the amount of airway smooth muscle.
Asthmatx Inc has developed a device called Alair Bronchial Thermoplasty System, which has led to significant improvements in quality of life and reductions in asthma attacks and emergency room visits for patients who underwent the treatment.
Bronchial thermoplasty (10) is a technique in which radiofrequency probes are used to stimulate the airway and potentially cause retraction of smooth muscle.