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STUDY BASICS

Do you have severe asthma—a condition typically characterized by daily asthma symptoms that are not well-controlled with medication? You may be able to take part in the Asthma Institute Research Registry. Participation in this research study involves one visit lasting about 90 minutes. Compensation is provided.


STUDY PURPOSE

Asthma—which affects more than 25 million people in the United States—is a chronic lung disease that that causes swelling and inflammation in the airways, making it hard to breathe. About 5-10 percent of people with asthma have severe asthma, a condition characterized by asthma symptoms that occur daily and are difficult to control, even with medication.

 

Researchers want to better understand severe asthma by enrolling people with asthma into the Asthma Institute Research Registry. A research registry is a list of individuals who agree to allow researchers to review and study their medical records, and allow researchers to contact them about future research study opportunities. Many advancements in medicine have resulted from research involving the collection and analysis of the medical record information of patients with a certain disease or condition, such as asthma.  

 

COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?
  • Age 18 and up
  • Have a diagnosis of severe asthma—a condition typically characterized by daily asthma symptoms that are not well-controlled with medication

WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT

Participation involves 1 visit that lasts about 1.5 hours. Study procedures include a blood draw, breathing tests, questions about your medical history, and agreeing to have your medical record information added to the research registry so that researchers may learn more about asthma.

 
Once you are enrolled in the study, you may be contacted for future research studies for which you may qualify.

IRB:
  STUDY19090288E - Volunteer for Asthma - AIR (Asthma Institute Research Registry)

RESEARCH AREAS:
  Featured Research


Age Range
AGE:   18 and up

Duration DURATION:  1.5 hours
VISITS:  1

Location LOCATION: 
University of Pittsburgh Asthma Institute at UPMC, University of Pittsburgh Division of General Internal Medicine, UPMC Comprehensive Lung Center
Compensation COMPENSATION: 

$30

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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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