Asthma Clinical Trial in London
Are you healthy and looking to help advance medical science?
You may be eligible to participate in a asthma clinical study, and could be compensated for your time.
Are you healthy and looking to help advance medical science? You may be eligible to participate in a asthma clinical study, and could be compensated for your time.
Details for the study
Treatments and/or Procedures
Inclusion criteria - For patients with the following respiratory disease, diagnosis confirmed by: - CF: diagnosed by standard criteria - PCD: diagnosed by ciliary beat frequency measurement, ciliary beat pattern analysis or electron microscopy of ciliary ultrastructure, or genetics - Non-CF bronchiectasis: CT diagnosis of bronchiectasis and not fulfilling diagnostic criteria for CF or PCD - Asthma: as diagnosed by standard diagnostic criteria of British Thoracic Society/Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network (BTS/SIGN) guidelines. - Persistent bacterial bronchitis defined as a wet cough present for >1 month, usually with bronchoscopic evidence of chronic infection, that resolves with appropriate antibiotic therapy - Sleep Disordered Breathing. - For healthy volunteers, these will be colleagues and staff contacts (including children) at a participating centre i.e. Royal Brompton Hospital, or will be siblings of patients. - Written informed consent (assent from children of appropriate age) obtained. Exclusion criteria - Positive culture (within the last year of / receiving treatment for Mycobaterium tuberculosis or abscessus (due to cross-infection concerns). - Pregnant or breastfeeding. - Inability to understand or cooperate with the test(s). - Inability to give informed consent, or withdrawal of informed consent.