Sample Collections From the Airways of Asthmatic Patients
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00001888|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 4, 1999
Last Update Posted : May 25, 2022
Fiberoptic bronchoscopy is a procedure which involves passing a pencil-thin tube into the lung in order to collect fluid and cells from the airways. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy can collect cells from the walls of airways by gently brushing them (bronchial brushing). In addition, squirting small amounts of sterile water in to the airway and gently suctioning it back into the bronchoscope (bronchoalveolar lavage) collects cells.
In this study, researchers plan to perform these tests on patients with asthma and normal volunteers. This research may help to improve the understanding of the processes involved in airway inflammation and asthma.
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||2000 participants|
|Official Title:||Asthma Sample Collection Protocol|
|Actual Study Start Date :||June 2, 1999|
- Assess the role of apolipoprotein and lipid pathways in asthmatic and non-asthmatic subjects. [ Time Frame: ongoing ]These studies will increase the understanding of the pathogenic mechanisms underlying asthmatic airway inflammation and may identify novel therapeutic targets.
- Assess the role of exosome-associated proteins and receptors in the regulation of airway inflammatory responses [ Time Frame: ongoing ]These studies will increase the understanding of the pathogenic mechanisms underlying asthmatic airway inflammation and may identify novel therapeutic targets.
- Assess the expression, regulation, and function of differentially expressed proteins and genes in human airway structural and inflammatory cell populations in asthma [ Time Frame: ongoing ]These studies will increase the understanding of the pathogenic mechanisms underlying asthmatic airway inflammation and may identify novel therapeutic targets.
- Assess the relative contribution of specific soluble pro-inflammatory cytokines and receptors in asthmatic bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) in mediating airway structural and inflammatory cell responses [ Time Frame: ongoing ]
- Assess the expression, regulation, and function of proteins regulating the release of soluble receptors and mediators from asthmatic inflammatory and structural cell populations [ Time Frame: ongoing ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00001888
|Contact: Joni Y Mills, C.R.N.P.||(301) email@example.com|
|Contact: Stewart J Levine, M.D.||(301) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center||Recruiting|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Contact: For more information at the NIH Clinical Center contact Office of Patient Recruitment (OPR) 800-411-1222 ext TTY dial 711 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Stewart J Levine, M.D.||National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)|