Pulmonary Associates Begins Trial of Asthma Treatment That May Change The Course Of Asthma Care
10/2/2006 11:05:54 AM
PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Researchers at Pulmonary Associates today announced the start of the AIR2 (Asthma Interventional Research) international, multi-center clinical trial to explore a new investigational asthma treatment that may significantly change the course of asthma care. Conducted at the John C Lincoln North Mountain Hospital the study focuses on a procedure called bronchial thermoplasty. This procedure uses thermal energy to heat the airway and reduces the amount of smooth muscle that contributes to the constriction during an asthma attack. Early patient data from trials outside the United States suggest it may hold promise for moderate and severe asthmatic patients.
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