Bronchial Thermoplasty Questions & Answers

Updated: Mar 08, 2019
  • Author: Said A Chaaban, MD; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is bronchial thermoplasty (BT)?

What is the cost-effectiveness of bronchial thermoplasty (BT)?

When is bronchial thermoplasty (BT) indicated?

What are contraindications for bronchial thermoplasty (BT)?

What are the best practices in bronchial thermoplasty (BT) performance?

What are the mechanisms of action for bronchial thermoplasty (BT) in the treatment of asthma?

What are the reported outcomes of bronchial thermoplasty (BT) for the treatment of asthma?

Periprocedural Care

What is included in preprocedural care for patients undergoing bronchial thermoplasty (BT)?

What equipment is needed to perform bronchial thermoplasty (BT)?

How is the patient prepped for bronchial thermoplasty (BT)?

What is the role of anesthesia in bronchial thermoplasty (BT)?

How is the patient positioned for bronchial thermoplasty (BT)?

What is included in the long-term monitoring following bronchial thermoplasty (BT) to treat asthma?

Technique

How is bronchial thermoplasty (BT) performed?

How is radiofrequency energy delivered in bronchial thermoplasty (BT)?

What is included in the postprocedural care following bronchial thermoplasty (BT)?

What are the possible complications of bronchial thermoplasty (BT)?

Medications

What is the goal of drug treatment for bronchial thermoplasty (BT)?

Which medications in the drug class Local Anesthetics, Amides are used in the treatment of Bronchial Thermoplasty?

Which medications in the drug class Opioid Analgesics are used in the treatment of Bronchial Thermoplasty?

Which medications in the drug class Anxiolytics, Benzodiazepines are used in the treatment of Bronchial Thermoplasty?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Bronchial Thermoplasty?

Laboratory Medicine

What is the role of spirography in bronchial thermoplasty (BT)?