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What are the benefits of bronchial thermoplasty for asthma?

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This is a treatment for severe asthma that uses gentle heat to open your airways. After bronchial thermoplasty, you'll still need an inhaler or other asthma medicines. But you may not use them as often. Other benefits include:

  • Fewer asthma attacks
  • Fewer emergency room and hospital visits
  • Fewer days lost from work, school, and other activities
  • Better symptoms for up to 5 years after treatment

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Bronchial Thermoplasty."

Gildea, T. , 2011. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine

Martel, S. "Bronchial Thermoplasty: Ready But for Whom?" (PP presentation)

Medscape: "Bronchial Thermoplasty Devices."

National Jewish Health: "Bronchial Thermoplasty."

Sola, T. March 2014. Cochrane Summaries,

University of Minnesota Medical Center: "Bronchial Thermoplasty: A procedure to help you manage severe asthma."

UpToDate: "Treatment of severe asthma in adolescents and adults."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 13, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Bronchial Thermoplasty."

Gildea, T. , 2011. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine

Martel, S. "Bronchial Thermoplasty: Ready But for Whom?" (PP presentation)

Medscape: "Bronchial Thermoplasty Devices."

National Jewish Health: "Bronchial Thermoplasty."

Sola, T. March 2014. Cochrane Summaries,

University of Minnesota Medical Center: "Bronchial Thermoplasty: A procedure to help you manage severe asthma."

UpToDate: "Treatment of severe asthma in adolescents and adults."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 13, 2018

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