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Long-term (5 year) safety of bronchial thermoplasty: Asthma Intervention Research (AIR) trial.

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BACKGROUND: Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) is a bronchoscopic procedure that improves asthma control by reducing excess airway smooth muscle. Treated patients have been followed out to 5 years to evaluate long-term safety of this procedure. METHODS: Patients enrolled in the Asthma Intervention Research Trial were on inhaled corticosteroids ≥200 μg beclomethasone or equivalent + long-acting-beta2-agonists and demonstrated worsening of asthma on long-acting-β2-agonist withdrawal. Following initial...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/1471-2466-11-8

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Asthmatx
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Pavord, I
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Journal:
BMC pulmonary medicine More from this journal
Volume:
11
Issue:
1
Pages:
8
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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1471-2466
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1471-2466

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