Tissue Bank for Pulmonary Diseases

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2011 by Boston Children’s Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : October 19, 2007
Last Update Posted : May 13, 2011
Harvard University
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Brief Summary:
The aim of this research study is to collect and store the specimens that are left over after patients undergo tests ordered by their physicians. These specimens will be used at a later time by researchers in the Pulmonary Division to develop a better understanding of pulmonary diseases or for the development of new treatments. Typical research studies that will be conducted on the stored tissue, fluid, or bacteria from the patient sample involve obtaining bacterial cultures, measurement of inflammatory markers, and examination of the characteristics of the tissue. Other similar tests may be done in the future; however, these tests have not all been determined at this time. It is important to note that no genetic testing will be performed on any samples that are obtained as part of this protocol.

Condition or disease
Cystic Fibrosis

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 400 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Tissue Bank for Pulmonary Diseases
Study Start Date : April 1999

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MedlinePlus related topics: Lung Diseases
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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Cystic Fibrosis Patients, Pulmonary Patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Open

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00546962

United States, Massachusetts
Children's Hospital Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Contact: Ashish George    617-355-6665   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Boston Children’s Hospital
Harvard University
Principal Investigator: Thomas Martin, MD Boston Children’s Hospital

Responsible Party: Thomas Martin, MD, Childrens Hospital Boston Identifier: NCT00546962     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05-02-014R
First Posted: October 19, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 13, 2011
Last Verified: May 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Cystic Fibrosis
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Pancreatic Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases