Effectiveness of bronchial thermoplasty in severe asthma in ‘real life’ patients compared with those recruited to clinical trials in the same centre

Bicknell, S. et al. (2015) Effectiveness of bronchial thermoplasty in severe asthma in ‘real life’ patients compared with those recruited to clinical trials in the same centre. Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease, 9(6), pp. 267-271. (doi: 10.1177/1753465815601332) (PMID:26307767)

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Abstract

Published information on the effectiveness of bronchial thermoplasty (BT) for severe asthma in ‘real life’ patients is limited. We compared safety and efficacy outcomes 12 months post procedure in 10 clinic patients and 15 patients recruited to clinical trials of BT at the same centre. Baseline asthma severity was greater in the clinic group. Adverse events were similar. Clinical improvements occurred in 50% of the clinic patients compared with 73% of the research patients.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pitman, Dr Nick and Spears, Dr Mark and Cowan, Douglas and Thompson, Mrs Joyce and Thomson, Professor Neil and Chaudhuri, Dr Rekha and Bicknell, Dr Stephen and McSharry, Dr Charles and Shepherd, Professor Malcolm
Authors: Bicknell, S., Chaudhuri, R., Lee, N., Shepherd, M., Spears, M., Pitman, N., Cameron, E., Cowan, D., Nixon, J., Thompson, J., McSharry, C., and Thomson, N. C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN:1753-4658
ISSN (Online):1753-4666
Published Online:24 August 2015

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