COPD patients needed for research study

October 13, 2010

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s Timothy Craig, D.O., is studying the safety and effectiveness of an investigational inhaled medication in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Those with COPD may be eligible to participate in this study.

COPD refers to chronic lung disorders that result in blocked air flow in the lungs. The two main COPD disorders are emphysema and chronic bronchitis, the most common causes of respiratory failure.

Eligible participants will be 40 years old or older, be a current or ex-smoker, not have asthma, and have no other significant health conditions.

Participation requires attending clinic visits every twelve weeks for two to three-and-a-half years, taking study medication, and completing a diary card for each visit.
Compensation is provided.

For more information, call Cathy Mende, C.R.N.P., at 717-531-4513.

For more information on COPD, visit Penn State Hershey’s Health Information Library online.

This research study, IRB 34168, has been approved by the Institutional Review Board, under federal regulations at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine.

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Last Updated October 13, 2010