Endobronchial injection of botulinum toxin for the reduction of bronchial hyperreactivity induced by methacholine inhalation in dogs.

@article{AlHalfawy2012EndobronchialIO,
  title={Endobronchial injection of botulinum toxin for the reduction of bronchial hyperreactivity induced by methacholine inhalation in dogs.},
  author={Ahmed Al-Halfawy and Nada E Gomaa and Ahmed I. Refaat and Marianne Wissa and Momen M. Wahidi},
  journal={Journal of bronchology & interventional pulmonology},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={277-83}
}
BACKGROUND Airway smooth muscle contraction causes bronchial constriction and is the main cause of bronchospasm in response to stimulants in asthma patients. In this pilot study, we tested the possibility of using a commercially available neurotoxin-botulinum toxin A (BTX-A)-to reduce bronchial hyperreactivity in dogs. METHODS Two bronchoscopic sessions… CONTINUE READING