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Bronchial Thermoplasty: Surgery for Asthma

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posted on 2020-07-28, 06:24 authored by DAVID LANGTON
Bronchial thermoplasty is a new endoscopic therapy for patients with severe asthma. In his thesis, Dr Langton discovers the physiological changes that occur in patients after treatment, linking the histological changes to the symptomatic improvement. The thesis then explores the effectiveness and safety of this treatment in Australia. The patients most likely to benefit from treatment are defined, as is the place of this treatment in the therapeutic approach to severe asthma. Recommendations are made on ways to improve the surgical technique. This body of work provides bronchial thermoplasty with a solid evidence base for clinical use.


Principal supervisor

Virginia Margaret Plummer

Additional supervisor 1

Frances Then

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Nursing and Midwifery

Additional Institution or Organisation

Peninsula Health

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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