1384 - Bronchial thermoplasty for the treatment of severe persistent asthma
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Bronchial thermoplasty for the treatment of severe persistent asthma
Description of Medical Service
Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) is performed in a bronchoscopy/endoscopy suite and takes about an hour to complete each of the three required treatments. BT is usually conducted under moderate sedation. Post-procedure, patients are observed and monitored for approximately 2-4 hours.
Description of Medical Condition
People with asthma have sensitive airways in their lungs which react to triggers that set off their asthma. Three main factors cause the airways to narrow:
•The inside lining of the airways becomes red and swollen (inflammation);
•Extra mucus (sticky fluid) may be produced, which can block up airways;
•Muscles around the airways squeeze tight (bronchoconstriction).
One in ten people in Australia has asthma (Asthma Australia).
Applicant Proposed Protocol for for comment, released 30 June 2014
PDF Version Applicant Submitted Proposed Protocol (PDF 1293 KB)
Word Version Applicant Submitted Proposed Protocol (Word 1976 KB)
30 June 2014 - 18 July 2014
Final Protocol (PDF 1236 KB)
Final Protocol (Word 1916 KB)
Public Summary Document (PDF 368 KB)
Public Summary Document (Word 256 KB)
Meetings for this Application
|PASC||14 to 15 August 2014|
|ESC||12 to 13 February 2015|
|MSAC||1 to 2 April 2015|
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