Volume No. :   9

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2019

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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Bronchial Thermoplasty



Address:   N. Sakthi Bharathi
MSc (Nursing), Asst. Professor, Medical Surgical Nursing Department, Sacred Heart Nursing College, Madurai.
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2349-2996.2019.00126.5

ABSTRACT:
Asthma is a disease that affects the breathing passages of lungs. The Global Asthma Report 2018 highlights that asthma kills around 1000 people everyday and affects as many as 339 million people and prevalence is rising7. This article highlights about “Bronchial Thermoplasty” (BT) the newer treatment modality for asthma. Bronchial Thermoplasty is approved by the FDA in 2010 involving the delivery of controlled therapeutic radiofrequency energy to the airway wall, thus heating the tissue and reducing the amount of smooth muscle present in the airway walls5.
KEYWORDS:
Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT), Bronchoscopy.
Cite:
N. Sakthi Bharathi. Bronchial Thermoplasty. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2019; 9(4):577-579.
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