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Latest Bronchial Thermoplasty Stories

2014-02-27 16:29:07

Bronchial Thermoplasty is the first non-drug, FDA approved therapy for severe asthma CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Like millions of people, Jeannine Childs suffers from asthma. But unlike most, her asthma was debilitating. For years she struggled with wheezing, shortness of breath and fits of coughing so severe that they often landed her in the hospital. Nothing was really working - not lifestyle changes, not medications. "It was awful, I'd have these episodes and I'd have...

2013-12-12 10:33:22

A new guideline has provided an updated definition of severe asthma along with new recommendations for treating the condition. Produced by a joint task force of the European Respiratory Society and the American Thoracic Society, the guideline is published online today (12 December 2013) in the European Respiratory Journal. Although severe asthma is estimated to account for less than 10% of all asthmatics, these patients have the greatest burden and require a disproportionate amount of...

2013-10-23 16:30:37

Revolutionary procedure clinically proven to provide long term reduction of asthma exacerbations SHANGHAI, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has received China Food and Drug Administration approval for the Alair(®) Bronchial Thermoplasty System, an innovative medical device designed to treat severe asthma. Expected to be available in the China market later this year, the Alair System provides a unique and effective therapy for patients with severe...

2013-09-04 12:33:53

Unlike Medications Alone, Bronchial Thermoplasty Provides Benefits That Last for Years Rather Than Hours NATICK, Mass., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A breakthrough Boston Scientific technology for the treatment of severe asthma has been shown to be safe and effective over at least five years, according to data published online in a key medical journal. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the official scientific journal of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology...

2013-06-20 08:25:52

Collaboration intended to advance techniques in modification of bronchial smooth muscle SAUSALITO, Calif., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanovas, Inc., a leading developer of micro invasive surgical solutions for the Interventional Pulmonary Science, announced today that it has entered into a patent license and joint development agreement with Mayo Clinic to commercialize a significant innovation in the emerging science of bronchial smooth muscle modification. The collaboration is...

2013-05-21 12:28:25

NATICK, Mass., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Five-year data from the Asthma Intervention Research 2 (AIR2) clinical trial presented today demonstrated that the Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) Alair(® )Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT) System continues to show therapy benefits in adult patients with severe uncontrolled asthma. Bronchial Thermoplasty was shown to provide long term asthma control, demonstrated by a sustained reduction in the rate of severe exacerbations (asthma attacks)...

2013-05-10 23:20:12

St. Elizabeth Health Center is one of the first hospitals in the nation to offer Bronchial Thermoplasty, a procedure to help patients with severe asthma breathe easier and gain long-lasting control over their asthma. Youngstown, OH (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 St. Elizabeth Health Center is among the first in the United States to offer a new procedure for severe asthma patients, known as bronchial thermoplasty. Patients who are 18 years and older and suffer from severe persistent asthma that is not...

2013-05-07 08:29:51

Where You Live with Asthma Matters, Air Quality is Just One of Many Factors WASHINGTON, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There is still no cure for asthma, so for 22 million people in the U.S., this chronic disease continues to be a daily burden no matter where they live. But it's not just air pollution they should be worried about. Factors such as pollen, secondhand smoke - even high rates of poverty, a large uninsured population or a high number of ER visits - can be...

2012-10-29 11:25:30

Northwestern Memorial offers first non-drug, FDA approved therapy for severe asthma CHICAGO, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 24 million people in this country suffer from asthma. For most of them, avoiding allergens and taking medications help keep their asthma under control. But for a small group with severe persistent asthma, frequent hospital visits tend to be the norm and taking medications and lifestyle changes don't do the trick. Northwestern Memorial...

2012-03-27 02:27:27

NATICK, Mass., March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) announces the first published technology assessment in support of the safety, efficacy and long-term positive health outcomes of bronchial thermoplasty (BT) as delivered by the Alair(®) Bronchial Thermoplasty System, a catheter-based device designed to treat patients 18 years or older with severe persistent asthma. The report was published by the California Technology Assessment Forum (CTAF) and...