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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00916682
Verified June 2009 by Boston Children’s Hospital. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
This study seeks to provide point-of-care clinical diagnostic systems for the diagnosis of current disease status using saliva as a sample specimen.
Condition or disease
The overall hypothesis of this study is that whole saliva and its components, due to its direct anatomic relation to the airways, provides a window on the composition and nature of the disease-specific response in the bronchial, sinus, and nasal airways. By examining proteins created in saliva, we hope to validate that saliva is an important diagnostic tool for for rapid analysis of respiratory status. We further propose that rapid salivary diagnostics will improve patient care in prevalent respiratory diseases with frequent health care utilization and high morbidity, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and cystic fibrosis (CF).
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Ages Eligible for Study:
6 Years and older (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Subjects will be approached during their pulmonary clinic appointment or while they are inpatient at Children's Hospital, Boston.