Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the airways. Symptoms can be controlled with medication, however some people with asthma are less responsive to treatments. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are studying people with asthma to help understand why some people’s asthma is more difficult to treat than others. Compensation is provided for participation. Reimbursement for travel, food and lodging may be provided.
Who can participate?
Adults, 18 and older who have been diagnosed with asthma for at least one year.
What happens during the study?You may have:
- 2-3 study visits to the NIH Clinical Center
- a medical exam and review of your medical history
- blood work, lung function tests, chest x-ray, bone mineral density test, and questionnaires about your asthma
Why should I participate?
- Your participation may help researchers find better treatments for people with hard to control asthma
- You will receive a thorough evaluation of your asthma and test results will be shared with you and your doctor, if you choose
- There is no cost for study-related tests or procedures
Where does the study take place?The NIH Clinical Center, America’s Research Hospital, is located in Bethesda, Maryland, on the Metro red line (Medical Center stop).
For more information:
NIH Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment
Click here to read more about NIH study 13-H-0059.