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Safety and efficacy of bronchial thermoplasty in symptomatic, severe asthma.

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RATIONALE: Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) is designed to reduce airway smooth muscle and improve asthma control. OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to determine the safety and efficacy of this procedure in subjects with symptomatic, severe asthma. METHODS: Adults who were symptomatic despite treatment with fluticasone or equivalent at more than 750 mug/day, a long-acting beta(2)-agonist, and other medications, which could include 30 mg or less of oral prednisolone/day, were randomized to BT o...

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10.1164/rccm.200704-571oc

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Journal:
American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine
Volume:
176
Issue:
12
Pages:
1185-1191
Publication date:
2007-12-05
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EISSN:
1535-4970
ISSN:
1073-449X
URN:
uuid:2260626b-dafd-4de7-92c3-3d8f61e1504e
Source identifiers:
435287
Local pid:
pubs:435287

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