Q:

12/12/2013
Is there a maximum time span between bronchial thermoplasty treatments?

A:

Thank you for your inquiry.

I am forwarding your inquiry to Dr. Mario Castro, who is an internationally recognized expert in this procedure. As soon as we hear from Dr. Castro, we will forward his response to you.

Thank you again for your inquiry.

Sincerely,
Phil Lieberman, M.D.

We received a response from Dr. Mario Castro. Thank you again for your inquiry.

Sincerely,
Phil Lieberman, M.D.

Response from Dr. Mario Castro:
I am not aware of a maximum time between treatments. In AIR2 we had some cases delayed months between their treatments. I think the point is to complete the entire 3 treatments if at all possible. There may be some cases that have a severe adverse reaction after the first treatment that one decides not to do the 2nd or 3rd treatment, though that has not happened at our center.

Best wishes,
Mario Castro, M.D., M.P.H.

AAAAI - American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology