Bronchial thermoplasty: a novel treatment for severe asthma requiring monitored anesthesia care

AANA J. 2011 Dec;79(6):480-3.


Dexmedetomidine used in monitored anesthesia care produces a safe and effective technique well documented in research. We report the successful use of dexmedetomidine for sedation during bronchial thermoplasty, a new treatment for patients with severe persistent asthma refractory to inhaled corticosteroids and long-term beta-2 agonists.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adjuvants, Anesthesia* / administration & dosage
  • Adrenergic alpha-2 Receptor Agonists* / administration & dosage
  • Adult
  • Anesthesia / methods*
  • Asthma / surgery*
  • Bronchoscopy*
  • Catheter Ablation*
  • Dexmedetomidine* / administration & dosage
  • Female
  • Humans


  • Adjuvants, Anesthesia
  • Adrenergic alpha-2 Receptor Agonists
  • Dexmedetomidine