Journal of Allergy
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 593784, 9 pages
Review Article

Airway Smooth Muscle as a Target in Asthma and the Beneficial Effects of Bronchial Thermoplasty

Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8N 3Z5

Received 4 July 2012; Accepted 1 August 2012

Academic Editor: Ynuk Bossé

Copyright © 2012 Luke J. Janssen. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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