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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) affects at least 15 million Americans and is one of the leading cause of death in the U.S. COPD exacerbations lead to about 700,000 hospitalizations in the U.S. each year.  Results from clinical trials...
LEEP (Losartan Effects on Emphysema Progression) was a clinical trial for adults over the age of 40 who have mild to severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The purpose of this study was to learn how a medicine called...
INSIGHT COPD (INtervention Study In overweiGHT patients with COPD) was a clinical trial to find out if a 12 month lifestyle program that promotes modest weight loss and increased physical activity would improve Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) symptoms...
PELICAn (PEer-Led o2 Info-line for patients and Caregivers) tested whether a patient-centered telephone support increased adherence and improved the health of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) using supplemental oxygen. PELICAn was funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research...
SPIROMICS (SubPopulations and InteRmediate Outcomes Measures In COPD Study) collects and analyzes phenotypic, biomarker, genetic, genomic, and clinical data from participants with COPD for the purpose of identifying sub-populations and intermediate outcome measures. SPIROMICS is sponsored by the National...
The University of Illinois at Chicago is one of 6 sites nationwide to participate in the CONCERT study (COPD Outcomes-based Network for Clinical Effectiveness Research Translation). Clinical trials in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) usually require evidence of airflow...
STATCOPE (SimvaSTATin in the Prevention of COPD Exacerbations) was a clinical trial that investigated whether use of simvastatin, a medicine typically used to lower cholesterol, decreased the number and seriousness of COPD flare-ups. The STATCOPE study has been completed.
PRR (Pulmonary Research Registry) is a community of people interested in lung health. Joining the registry lets researchers know you would like to be contacted about participating in research. Dr. Jerry Krishnan is a lung doctor and researcher at...
RETHINC (REdefining THerapy IN early COPD) was a clinical trial to determine if individuals with early signs of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) benefits from a long-acting bronchodilator medicine (indacaterol/glycopyrrolate). Many people with COPD have evidence of airflow obstruction...