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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Chapter 14 -- Global Pulmonology Market Analysis 2013--2017 and Forecast 2018--2026, by Product Type Based on the Product type, the Interventional Pulmonology market is segmented into Bronchoscopes, Respiratory Endo Therapy Devices, ENB Systems, Pleuroscopes, Airway Stents, Bronchial thermoplasty Systems, Pleural Catheters and Endobroncheal Valves.
The thing that worked for me was bronchial thermoplasty in 2011, a procedure to reduce excess smooth muscle in the airway walls.
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The new procedure, called bronchial thermoplasty, involves a tiny probe that resembles an egg whisk being inserted into the lungs.
Bronchial thermoplasty is administered under sedation or general anaesthetic, with short pulses of radio frequency energy applied to the airway wall.
The new treatment, called bronchial thermoplasty, uses radio frequency to "melt" away excess muscle tissue.
The treatment called bronchial thermoplasty has been shown to help more sever cases of the condition which causes inflammation of the airway walls where drugs do not work.
TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Bronchial thermoplasty can treat severe asthmatic cough that is unresponsive to conventional therapies, according to a case report published online March 13 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
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.
A creeping trend towards super-specialisation needs to be guarded against and perhaps each speciality should determine exactly what needs a super specialist (eg lung transplantation, MDR TB, cystic fibrosis and bronchial thermoplasty) and what should be looked after competently by all chest physicians (e.g.
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.