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Bronchial thermoplasty increases airway volume measured by Functional Respiratory Imaging (FRI)

In a  recently published study (click here for full article)10 patients with unstable, severe asthma were treated with bronchial thermoplasty of the left lung, while the right lung was used as an internal control. Changes in lung structure and function were assessed with Functional Respiratory Imaging (FRI).

Significant differences between the treatment and control lungs were observed for airway volume (27% and 17% at TLC and FRC, respectively) as well as for the change in airway volume between FRC and TLC (48% in treatment lung and 5% in control lung). This suggests that in addition to a static improvement in airway volume, treatment is associated with significant improvements in lung compliance. The differences in the ratio of distal airway volume to lung volume also reached significance. There was a trend towards correlation between the improvement in airway volume at TLC and improvement in symptoms. No effect was observed on airway wall thickness or air trapping.

Conclusions are that bronchial thermoplasty increases the luminal airway volume on the treated side compared to the control lung, and that FRI is a very useful technique to measure the effects of BT treatment.

ATS Conference 2018 | 18-23 May | San Diego, CA

Not only will FLUIDDA present at the first Respiratory Innovation Summit at the American Thoracic Society conference 2018, we also have a strong scientific program with 7 Functional Respiratory Imaging  related presentations. Looking forward to seeing you at booth 2542!   Sunday, May 20     Monday, May 21             Tuesday, May… Continue Reading

UCSF and FLUIDDA enter into a new research collaboration

Los Angeles, January 5th 2018 FLUIDDA Inc and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) are entering into a new research collaboration as of December 2017. Together with the team of Dr. John Fahy (Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine and investigator in the Cardiovascular Research… Continue Reading

FLUIDDA’s FRI technology will shine throughout ERS 2017

As the European Respiratory Society Conference is approaching rapidly, FLUIDDA is proud to announce that a total of 9 abstracts will be presented, highlighting the power of Functional Respiratory Imaging (FRI). FRI capabilities will be presented over a range of applications including: drug delivery optimization bronchodilation and non-invasive ventilation in COPD bronchoconstriction in asthma disease… Continue Reading

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