Does your child aged 12-17 have severe asthma—a condition typically characterized by daily asthma symptoms that are not well-controlled with medication? Your child 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.
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 YOUR CHILD?
- Ages 12-17
- 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 child’s medical history, and agreeing to have your child’s medical record information added to the research registry so that researchers may learn more about asthma.
IRB:STUDY19090288F - Volunteer for Asthma - AIR (Asthma Institute Research Registry)
MEET THE RESEARCHER
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.