The Effect of Obesity on Lung Functioning
This research study is looking at the effects of weight loss, due to surgery or structured weight-loss program on lung function, inflammation in your body and lungs, asthma and asthma symptoms. This study is important because we will be better able to understand the effect of weight on lung functioning and asthma. Approximately 20 research subjects will be enrolling in this study at National Jewish.
Adults with asthma who has elected to undergo weight-reduction surgery may qualify for the participation. Involvement will last about 1 year.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||The Effect of Medical and Surgical Weight Loss on Pulmonary Physiology and Airway|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00284895
|United States, Colorado|
|National Jewish Medical and Research Center|
|Denver, Colorado, United States, 80206|
|Principal Investigator:||David Beuther, MD||National Jewish Medical and Research Center faculty|