Asthma is the most common chronic respiratory disease, affecting up to 10% of adults and 30% of children.
60% of patients with asthma have an allergic component.

Bronchial Thermoplasty

What is it?  

It is the use of radiofrequency energy, converted to heat, to selectively burn muscle in the airways that contributes to asthma symptoms.

Who is it used for?  

Asthma patients with severe asthma not controllable with standard medications

COLA via  & Jay Portnoy MD presents: Bronchial Thermoplasty by Kyle Hogarth, MD from 

Hat tip to Dr. Andrew Nickels, @EthicalAllergy for the link.

Information For Patients
How to use your asthma inhalers and nebulizer (video)
How to use a spacer (video)
Action plan for asthma
Allergy Testing
Asthma & Allergy Medications
Asthma, Allergies and Pregnancy
Asthma Triggers and Management
Childhood Asthma
Cough in Children
Inhaled Asthma Medications
Peak Flow Meter
Asthma Control Test (ACT) - web-based version and PDFs
Dusty The Asthma Goldfish and His Asthma Triggers Coloring Book, by EPA (PDF)

Asthma Inhalers (click to enlarge the image).

Allergic (atopic) march (click here to enlarge the image).

Modified Asthma Predictive Index (API) (click to enlarge the image).

Severe asthma (click to enlarge the image).