The publication reports that despite a transient increase in procedure related adverse events in patients with long-term improvement in lung function, quality of life and asthma control and a reduction in rescue medication use in patients with bronchial thermoplasty treated.. One-year results of bronchial thermoplasty in refractory asthmaAsthmatx, a medical device company that has developed a catheter-based procedures investigation for the treatment of asthma, announced the publication of data from research into severe asthmatics Trial bronchial thermoplasty in the the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine .
In this group of patients with severe asthma increase in respiratory increase in respiratory symptoms was expected and observed during the period immediately after the procedure. Most occurred within one day after the procedure and resolved on average within a week. After the treatment time respiratory symptoms in both treatment groups were similar. Read the rest of this entry »