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Pitt+Me Immune Interactions in Severe Asthma


STUDY BASICS

Are you between the ages of 18 and 65 and have you been diagnosed with mild to severe asthma? If so, you may be able to participate in a research study to help understand differences in the lungs and blood of people with asthma compared to healthy individuals. Compensation provided.


STUDY PURPOSE

Severe asthma, which affects approximately 5%-10% of asthmatics, is poorly understood and difficult to treat. Researchers think that people with severe asthma may have differences in their lungs and blood, when compared to people with milder forms of asthma or no asthma. The purpose of this study is to look at these differences and find out if how they are related to outcomes over one year.


COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?

•    Ages 18-65
•    Diagnosed with asthma (mild to severe)
•    Non-smoker or tobacco-free for at least one year


WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT

Participation lasts about 1 year and includes 3-6 office visits and 1 telephone call. Participants will have a physical exam and medical history, breathing tests, blood draw, and provide a urine sample. Participants will also undergo a bronchoscopy, which is the passage of a thin, flexible tube through the nose or mouth and into the lungs.


IRB:
  STUDY19030100A - Immune Airway-Epithelial Interactions in Steroid-Refractory Severe Asthma

Age Range
AGE:   18 - 65

Duration DURATION:  About 1 year
VISITS:  3-6 visits

Location LOCATION: 
Oakland- UPMC Montefiore
Compensation COMPENSATION: 
Up to $595 + parking/bus fare
Phone Number PHONE NUMBER:
1-866-438-8230
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MEET THE RESEARCHER


Sally Wenzel

Sally E. Wenzel, MD, has had a passion for understanding and improving the treatment of asthma, in particular severe asthma. She served as Chair of the ATS workshop on severe asthma which developed the international consensus definition of severe asthma. Dr. Wenzel has been listed as one of Castle Connelly’s top doctors in America for over 10 years.




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