UBIOPRED have put together a factsheet on bronchoscopy and how it is used in the project.
We hope to raise awareness of this important procedure and reassure anyone who might need to have one performed.
This factsheet can be used by:
- patients who want to learn more about bronchoscopy
- healthcare professionals who want to provide information to patients
- professionals involved in UBIOPRED who want to give participants information
- Bronchoscopy is a procedure that allows a doctor to examine your throat, windpipe, airways and lungs.
Bronchoscopies are used in the U-BIOPRED project to examine the airways of people with severe asthma. The project’s aim is to get a much clearer idea of whatsevere asthma is, how it differs from other types of asthma and from person toperson, and uncover new information and ideas that could lead to the creation ofeffective new treatments and novel ways to diagnose severe asthma more quickly.
- Explains what a bronchoscopy is
- Why it is important in diagnosing and treating lung and airway diseases
- How and why it is used in U-BIOPRED
- And gives the personal accounts of two people with asthma who have had the prceedure and are involved in the project's patient input platform.