Using Breath Elements to Determine Specific Virus Infection in Asthmatic Patients

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Age: Age ≥12
Healthy Volunteers: Yes
Keywords: Asthma, Lung, Pain, Breath
Type: Diagnostic Test study
Viral Lung virus infections cause a majority of asthma problems in the fall to spring months. Current treatments have limitations. Collecting breath samples to may be used for testing.
This study requires

The would be testing to check for pain medications in a person’s breath by taking a breath and blood sample from people taking pain medications. Your physician will discuss in detail with you the visits, tests, and procedures you will need to undergo in this study.

Who can participate

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Asthma, Age ≥12, Symptoms/signs of an early asthma exacerbation, Ability to provide exhaled breath condensate (EBC) x15 min, Body mass index (BMI) ≥18

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic lung diseases other than asthma (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], lung cancer, fibrotic lung disease, etc.), Smoking in the past 7 days, Eating or non-clear liquids <4 hrs prior to EBC collection, Pregnancy
Benefits and risks of participating
We can promise no benefits to you from participating in this research. Your physician will review all the risks of this study with you.
$25.00 gift certificate
Study duration and period
90-120 minutes No follow up visits
Recruitment period
From Aug. 22, 2013 to Feb. 1, 2018
Research Topic
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infections, Asthma, Exhaled Breath

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