Other Publications

  • Wechsler M, et. al.
    Benefits of Bronchial Thermoplasty Persist Out to 5 Years in Patients with Severe Asthma
    Journal of Asthma and Clinical Immunology, August 2013, In Press.
  • Pavord I, et al.
    5-Year Safety of Bronchial Thermoplasty Demonstrated In Patients With Severe Refractory Asthma: Research In Severe Asthma (RISA) Trial;
    Annals of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, June 2013, In Press.
  • Castro M, et al, for the AIR2 Trial Study Group.
    Persistence of effectiveness of bronchial thermoplasty in patients with severe asthma.
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2011;107:65-70.
  • Shifren A, et al.
    Point: Efficacy of bronchial thermoplasty for patients with severe asthma. Is there sufficient evidence? Yes.
    Chest. 2011;140:573-575.
  • Shifren A, et al.
    Rebuttal from Dr. Shifren, et al.
    Chest. 2011;140:577-578.
  • Thomson N, et al, for the AIR Trial Study Group.
    Long-term (5-year) safety of bronchial thermoplasty: Asthma Intervention Research (AIR) trial.
    BMC Pulmonary Medicine. 2011;11/8:1-9.
  • Castro M, et al, for the AIR2 Trial Study Group.
    Effectiveness and safety of Bronchial Thermoplasty in the treatment of severe asthma: a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled clinical trial.
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010;181:116-124.
  • Rubin AS and Cardoso PF.
    Bronchial thermoplasty: report on the first endoscopic treatment for asthma in Latin America.
    J Bras Pneumol. 2008;34(1):59-62
  • Mayse ML, et al.
    Clinical pearls for bronchial thermoplasty.
    J Bronchol. 2007;14:115-123.
  • Pavord ID, et al, for the RISA Trial Study Group.
    Safety and efficacy of bronchial thermoplasty in symptomatic, severe asthma.
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2007;176(12):1185-1191.
  • Cox G, et al, for the AIR Trial Study Group.
    Asthma control during the year after bronchial thermoplasty.
    N Engl J Med. 2007;356(13):1327-1337.
  • Wilson SR, et al.
    Global assessment after bronchial thermoplasty: the patient's perspective.
    Journal of Outcomes Research. 2007;10:37-46.
  • Cox G, et al.
    Bronchial thermoplasty for asthma.
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2006;173(9):965-969.
  • Brown RH, et al.
    Effect of bronchial thermoplasty on airway distensibility.
    Eur Respir J. 2005;26(2):277-282.
  • Brown RH, et al.
    In vivo evaluation of the effectiveness of bronchial thermoplasty with computed tomography.
    J Appl Physiol. 2005;98(5):1603-1606.
  • Miller JD, et al.
    A prospective feasibility study of bronchial thermoplasty in the human airway.
    Chest. 2005;127(6):1999-2006.
  • Danek CJ, et al.
    Reduction in airway hyperresponsiveness to methacholine by the application of RF energy in dogs.
    J Appl Physiol. 2004;97:1946-1953.

Review Articles

  • Castro M, et al.
    Bronchial thermoplasty: a novel technique in the treatment of severe asthma.
    Ther Adv Respir Dis. 2010;4(2):101-116.
  • Cox G.
    Bronchial Thermoplasty.
    Clin Chest Med. 2010;31:135-140
  • Martin N and Pavord ID.
    Bronchial Thermoplasty for the Treatment of Asthma.
    Current Allergy and Asthma Reports 2009;9:88-–95.
  • Cox G.
    New interventions in asthma including bronchial thermoplasty.
    Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2008;14(1):77-81.
  • Wechsler M.
    Bronchial thermoplasty for asthma: a critical review of a new therapy. 
    Allergy Asthma Proc. 2008; 29(4):365-370.
  • Mitzner W.
    Bronchial thermoplasty in asthma. 
    Allergol Int. 2006; 55(3):225-234.
  • Cox G, et al.
    Invited Perspective: Radiofrequency ablation of airway smooth muscle for sustained treatment of asthma: rationale and preliminary investigations.
    Eur Respir J. 2004;24:659-663.