Bronchial thermoplasty: Long-term safety and effectiveness in patients with severe persistent asthma.

@article{Wechsler2013BronchialTL,
  title={Bronchial thermoplasty: Long-term safety and effectiveness in patients with severe persistent asthma.},
  author={Michael E. Wechsler and Michel Laviolette and Adalberto Sperb Rubin and Jussara Fiterman and Jos{\'e} Roberto Lapa e Silva and Pallav L Shah and Elie Fiss and Ronald Olivenstein and Neil C Thomson and Robert M Niven and Ian D. Pavord and Michael Simoff and Jeff B Hales and Charlene E McEvoy and Dirk-Jan Slebos and Mark Holmes and Martin J Phillips and Serpil C. Erzurum and Nicola Alexander Hanania and Kaharu C Sumino and Monica Kraft and Gerard Cox and Daniel H. Sterman and Kyle D. Hogarth and J. Nathan Kline and Adel H. Mansur and Brian E Louie and William M Leeds and Richard G. Barbers and John H. M. Austin and Narinder S Shargill and John N Quiring and Brian D Armstrong and Mario Castro},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2013},
  volume={132 6},
  pages={1295-302}
}
BACKGROUND Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) has previously been shown to improve asthma control out to 2 years in patients with severe persistent asthma. OBJECTIVE We sought to assess the effectiveness and safety of BT in asthmatic patients 5 years after therapy. METHODS BT-treated subjects from the Asthma Intervention Research 2 trial (ClinicalTrials.govNCT01350414) were evaluated annually for 5 years to assess the long-term safety of BT and the durability of its treatment effect. Outcomes… CONTINUE READING
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