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HAYES, Inc.. Bronchial thermoplasty for treatment of asthma. Lansdale: HAYES, Inc.. Directory Publication. 2016
Bronchial thermoplasty is a minimally invasive treatment that uses heat to reduce the smooth muscle in the lungs that constricts the airway during asthma attacks. This procedure is intended for treatment of severe, persistent asthma in patients who are age 18 years or older and who have asthma that has not been well controlled by long-acting bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroids.
Relevant Questions: How effective is bronchial thermoplasty for asthma treatment? Is bronchial thermoplasty a safe treatment for asthma? Have definitive patient selection criteria been established for treatment of asthma with bronchial thermoplasty?
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Asthma; Bronchi; Bronchoscopy; Humans
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HAYES, Inc., 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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