Evaluation of the Causes and Disease Processes of Chronic Lung Disease
Chronic lung diseases are disorders associated with abnormalities in any of the structures involved in the process of breathing and bringing oxygen into the lungs and blood. This includes abnormalities in the airways, lungs, blood vessels in and around the lungs, and the tissue covering the lungs (pleura).
The purpose of this research study is to evaluate patients referred to the Pulmonary-Critical Care Medicine Branch (P-CCMB) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in order to;
- < TAB> Develop a better understanding of the causes and disease processes involved in disorders of the lungs
- < TAB> Identify patients eligible to participate in other P-CCMB research studies
|Official Title:||Comprehensive Evaluation of the Etiology and Pathogenesis of Chronic Lung Disease (Screening Protocol)|
|Study Start Date:||March 1982|
The chronic lung diseases are those disorders associated with functional and/or structural derangement to the alveolar structures, airways, pulmonary blood vessels, pleura and/or mediastinum. The purpose of this project is to permit the comprehensive evaluation of patients referred to the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Branch of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in order to: (1) develop an understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis of these disorders; and (2) identify individuals who will be suitable candidates for other NHLBI protocols.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00001183
|Contact: Mary Haughey, R.N.||(301) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Joel Moss, M.D.||(301) email@example.com|
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike||Recruiting|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Contact: For more information at the NIH Clinical Center contact Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office (PRPL) 800-411-1222 ext TTY8664111010 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Joel Moss, M.D.||National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)|