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Medical Services Advisory Committee. Bronchial thermoplasty for the treatment of severe persistent asthma. Canberra: Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC). MSAC application 1384. 2015
Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) is performed in a bronchoscopy/endoscopy suite and takes about an hour to complete each of the three required treatments. BT is usually conducted under moderate sedation. Post-procedure, patients are observed and monitored for approximately 2-4 hours.
After considering the available evidence presented in relation to safety, clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of bronchial thermoplasty (BT), MSAC did not support public funding for BT for the treatment of severe persistent asthma because of uncertainties with the patient population, its place in the clinical management of severe persistent asthma, its clinical effectiveness and resulting uncertain cost-effectiveness.
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Airway Remodeling; Asthma; Bronchi; Catheter Ablations; Muscle, Smooth; Severity of Illness Index
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