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Safety of bronchial thermoplasty in patients with severe refractory asthma.

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BACKGROUND: Patients with severe refractory asthma treated with bronchial thermoplasty (BT), a bronchoscopic procedure that improves asthma control by reducing excess airway smooth muscle, were followed up for 5 years to evaluate long-term safety of this procedure. OBJECTIVES: To assess long-term safety of BT for 5 years. METHODS: Patients with asthma aged 18 to 65 years requiring high-dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) (>750 μg/d of fluticasone propionate or equivalent) and long-acting ...

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10.1016/j.anai.2013.05.002

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Thomson, NC More by this author
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Journal:
Annals of allergy, asthma and immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
Volume:
111
Issue:
5
Pages:
402-407
Publication date:
2013-11-05
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EISSN:
1534-4436
ISSN:
1081-1206
URN:
uuid:f9769029-c0ad-4536-95b7-e7662c607a0b
Source identifiers:
423823
Local pid:
pubs:423823

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