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Emphysema Research Registry

This study is currently recruiting participants.
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Verified June 2017 by Frank C Sciurba, University of Pittsburgh
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Frank C Sciurba, University of Pittsburgh Identifier:
First received: March 24, 2006
Last updated: June 22, 2017
Last verified: June 2017
The Comprehensive Lung Center (CLC) at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC Health System) provides patients with any type of breathing or lung disorder a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. The Emphysema Research Center (ERC) is a specialty clinic, within this center, that attempts to advance the understanding of emphysema and to evaluate new therapies for patients with emphysema. The Emphysema Research Registry will enable pulmonary research physicians to: 1) gather information and create a research registry of people who have been diagnosed with emphysema; 2) utilize this research registry with the purpose of conducting research that attempts to advance the understanding of emphysema and to evaluate new therapies; and, 3) use the research registry to identify potential candidates for future research programs. These aims will be achieved by the collection of DNA (genetic material)for analysis and storage in addition to pulmonary function tests and other medical information.

Emphysema Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Chronic Bronchitis

Study Type: Observational [Patient Registry]
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Other
Target Follow-Up Duration: 2 Years
Official Title: Emphysema Research Registry; Screening Study and Genetic Testing

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Further study details as provided by Frank C Sciurba, University of Pittsburgh:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • This research registry will allow us to tap into this resource and address important, unanswered questions about the disease process and new therapies. [ Time Frame: Indefinite ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To continue communications with past, present, and future research participants. [ Time Frame: Indefinite ]

Estimated Enrollment: 3000
Study Start Date: August 2000
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2030
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2030 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
10 pack year tobacco smoking history required, current or former smokers accepted.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Current and former smokers with a 10 pack year tobacco history.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients would be required to have COPD based on at least one of the following: clinical history, pulmonary function results, or radiographic results.

Exclusion Criteria:

  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00307281

Contact: Paula Consolaro, CCRC 412-692-4800
Contact: Mary Bryner, RRT

United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh Emphysema Research Center Recruiting
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
Contact    412-692-4800   
Contact    1-866-948-COPD(2673)   
Principal Investigator: Frank C. Sciurba, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Jessica M. Bon, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Divay Chandra, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
Principal Investigator: Frank C. Sciurba, MD University of Pittsburgh
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Responsible Party: Frank C Sciurba, Director, Emphysema/COPD Research Center, University of Pittsburgh Identifier: NCT00307281     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UofP ERC Registry
ERC Registry
Study First Received: March 24, 2006
Last Updated: June 22, 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pulmonary Emphysema
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Bronchitis, Chronic
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections processed this record on September 21, 2017