Current Studies

If you’re interested in participating in one of our research studies, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page and someone will be in contact with you.

Sanofi ACT15102 – seeking moderate and severe asthmatics

Severe asthma, which affects approximately 5%-10% of asthmatics, can be difficult to treat. The purpose of this research study is to find out if an investigational drug called SAR440340 is a safe and effective treatment for people with severe asthma. Participation involves up to 17 study visits over 36 weeks.

 

ANDHI – seeking severe asthmatics

Severe asthma, which affects approximately 5%-10% of asthmatics, can be difficult to treat. The purpose of this research study is to help find out if an investigational drug called benralizumab is a safe and effective treatment for people with severe asthma. Benralizumab is a type of drug called a monoclonal antibody that works with the body’s immune system to destroy blood cells called eosinophils. Eosinophils play a role in inflammation and contribute to asthma symptoms such as chest tightness, shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing. Researchers hope their findings will lead to better treatments for people with severe asthma.

See full ANDHI summary and criteria here.

 

IMSA – seeking mild, moderate, and severe asthmatics; seeking healthy participants

Severe asthma, which affects approximately 5%-10% of asthmatics, is poorly understood and difficult to treat. Researchers think that people with severe asthma may have differences in their lungs and blood, when compared to people with milder forms of asthma or no asthma. The purpose of this study is to look at these differences and find out if how they are related to outcomes over one year.

See full IMSA summary and criteria here

 

NICLA – seeking moderate asthmatics

People who are overweight and have asthma often experience more severe asthma symptoms and find that their condition is harder to treat. Researchers think that overweight individuals may have a different type of asthma that does not respond as well to commonly prescribed medications.  In addition, there is a condition called Metabolic Syndrome (a group of factors occurring together that include high blood pressure, increased blood sugar and elevated triglyceride and cholesterol levels) that may impact asthma and other health problems.

The purpose of this study is to understand how higher body weight and metabolic syndrome impact asthma. These compounds are also being evaluated as an affordable treatment that may improve the health of people with both conditions.

See full NICLA summary and criteria here.

 

SIESTA – seeking moderate and severe asthmatics

Asthma is a chronic condition that causes swelling and inflammation of the airways, making it difficult to breathe. Many people who have asthma also have insomnia (trouble sleeping). Research has shown that insomnia can worsen a person’s asthma and increase the risk of having an asthma attack. The purpose of this study is to help researchers find out if an online behavioral treatment for insomnia can help improve sleep and asthma control in adults with asthma and sleep problems.

See full SIESTA summary and criteria here.

More Studies Coming Soon!

Research study summaries courtesy of Pitt+Me. For more information about Pitt+Me and to find other University of Pittsburgh research studies, visit their website here.