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Bronchoscopy Assisted Sampling of Cells and Fluid From the Lower Respiratory Tract of Human Subjects (SCCOR Bronch)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00840723
First Posted: February 10, 2009
Last Update Posted: September 5, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Raymond Coakley, MD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  Purpose
The purpose of this research study is to collect cells and liquid from the air passages of healthy adults, both smokers and non-smokers. These samples will be used for test-tube studies to explore mechanisms of diseases of the respiratory tract, and to compare the samples between people who smoke cigarettes and people who don't. Obtaining these samples requires an invasive procedure called "bronchoscopy".

Condition
Respiratory Diseases

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Bronchoscopy-Assisted Sampling of Cells and Fluid From the Lower Respiratory Tract of Human Subjects

Further study details as provided by Raymond Coakley, MD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The goal of this project is to define the effect of smoking on key aspects of airway biology. These studies will also provide crucial & novel definition of airway biology in smokers against which COPD & CF patients will be compared. [ Time Frame: At the time of bronchoscopy ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Whole blood, Bronchial Lavage Fluid (BALF), cytology brushings

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: February 2009
Study Completion Date: August 2013
Primary Completion Date: August 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Current smokers
Current cigarette smokers with no other illness
Healthy controls
Healthy non smokers

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Current cigarette smokers who are otherwise healthy (no lung disease or other chronic illness and healthy controls
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Current cigarette smokers
  • Must be otherwise healthy with no chronic illness

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Asthma
  • Smoking related lung disease (including bronchitis)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00840723


Locations
United States, North Carolina
UNC Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27599
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Raymond Coakley, MD University of North Carolina
  More Information

Responsible Party: Raymond Coakley, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00840723     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CTRC 2799
NHLBI P50-HL084934
First Submitted: February 6, 2009
First Posted: February 10, 2009
Last Update Posted: September 5, 2013
Last Verified: September 2013

Keywords provided by Raymond Coakley, MD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill:
Healthy smokers
Current cigarette smokers
No lung disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases