Bronchial Thermoplasty

Bronchial thermoplasty is a treatment for severe asthma approved by the FDA in 2010 involving the delivery of controlled, therapeutic radiofrequency energy to the airway wall, thus heating the tissue and reducing the amount of smooth muscle present in the airway wall. This treatment has been shown to result in acute epithelial destruction with regeneration observed in the epithelium, blood vessels, mucosa and nerves. However, airway smooth muscle has demonstrated almost no capacity for regeneration, instead being replaced by connective tissue.

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Bronchial Thermoplasty - Benefits
... In a double-blind, randomized, sham-controlled clinical study of bronchial thermoplasty, adults with severe asthma that were treated with bronchial thermoplasty had improved asthma-related quality of ... Additionally, when compared to control patients, patients treated with bronchial thermoplasty also experienced the following significant benefits ...
Bronchial Thermoplasty - Procedure Availability
... Bronchial thermoplasty was first approved by FDA in April 2010 ... and is available at various Hospitals in the United States and Canada Bronchial thermoplasty is now being used as a treatment in the United Kingdom ...