A Study to Follow Subjects with Asthma

What we are studying

This is a research study that is being done to learn more about severe asthma by comparing people with severe asthma to those with milder forms of asthma over time. You are being asked to join a research study to follow your overall health and the health of your lungs for up to three and a half years. In this study, we will look at your breathing tests, your level of inflammation in your blood and breath, the number of and how bad your asthma attacks are, your medication use and other conditions related to asthma over time. We will also look at how steroids affect your asthma and the inflammation in your airways.

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 18 - 80

Eligibility Criteria

  • Diagnosed with asthma
  • Non smoker
  • Never smoke 20 packs of cigarettes in your life

What is involved

  • Questionnaires
  • Maximum Bronchodilation
  • Methacholine
  • CT Scan (optional)
  • Blood Draw
  • Sputum Induction
  • Exhaled Nitric Oxide
  • Exhaled Breath Condensate
  • Bronchoscopy (optional) 6 month telephone follow up
  • 18 month telephone follow up
  • 30 month telephone follow up



Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Bob Hmieleski
Principal Investigator
Eugene Bleecker MD

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.