Bronchial thermoplasty can be safely offered to patients with FEV1 <50%

Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) can now “confidently” be offered to patients with severe asthma and a baseline FEV1 30-50%, Australian researchers say. The most severely obstructed patients have sometimes been excluded from thermoplasty because of safety concerns about transient worsening of asthma symptoms, according to Associate Professor David Langton of the Department of Thoracic Medicine, Frankston ...

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