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New ‘life changing’ procedure can be offered to adults with severe asthma on NHS

 

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New ‘life changing’ procedure can be offered to adults with severe asthma on NHS

NICE says a potentially life changing treatment for some adults with severe asthma is safe and effective enough for use on the NHS, depending on commissioning arrangements.

Bronchial thermoplasty for severe asthma takes place under sedation or general anaesthetic and short pulses of radiofrequency energy are applied to the airway wall. More....