1. Bronchial thermoplasty in asthma: 2-year follow-up using optical coherence tomography

    Bronchial thermoplasty in asthma: 2-year follow-up using optical coherence tomography

    Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) is a novel, nonpharmacological procedure for treatment of severe asthma. Recently, the Asthma Intervention Research 2 clinical trial demonstrated asthmatics had fewer hospitalisations following BT, which persisted 5 years after therapy [1]. However, it is well recognised that asthma is a heterogeneous disease with distinct asthma phenotypes and, not surprisingly, not all asthmatics in that trial benefited from BT [2].

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