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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease clinical trials at UC Health

18 in progress, 8 open to eligible people

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  • A Study of the Experimental Medicine Alvelestat (MPH966) for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    open to eligible people ages 18-75

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of alvelestat (an oral neutrophil elastase inhibitor) on blood and sputum biomarkers in patients with PiZZ, null or rare variant phenotype/genotype alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficient lung disease. Change in a number of different blood and sputum biomarkers related to lung damage, inflammation and elastase activity will be measured over a 12 week period. The effect on lung function and respiratory symptoms will also be measured.

    at UC Davis UCLA

  • A Study of the Safety and Effectiveness of Experimental Inhaled Treprostinil For Pulmonary Hypertension due to COPD

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 30-week, adaptive cross-over study, with a Treatment Period of approximately 26 weeks under the Original Design or, if applicable, a 17-week parallel study, with a Treatment Period of approximately 14 weeks under the Contingent Design.

    at UC Davis

  • Advancing Understanding of Transportation Options

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This Stage II randomized, controlled, longitudinal trial seeks to assess the acceptability, feasibility, and effects of a driving decision aid use among geriatric patients and providers. This multi-site trial will (1) test the driving decision aid (DDA) in improving decision making and quality (knowledge, decision conflict, values concordance and behavior intent); and (2) determine its effects on specific subpopulations of older drivers (stratified for cognitive function, decisional capacity, and attitudinally readiness for a mobility transition). The overarching hypotheses are that the DDA will help older adults make high-quality decisions, which will mitigate the negative psychosocial impacts of driving reduction, and that optimal DDA use will target certain populations and settings.

    at UCSD

  • Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy of TLD in Patients With COPD

    open to eligible people ages 40-78

    The purpose of this study is to confirm the safety and efficacy of the Nuvaira Lung Denervation System (Nuvaira System) in the treatment of COPD.

    at UCLA

  • Experimental Treatment With the "Hemolung" for Patients With COPD Hospitalized for Sudden and Severe Breathing Difficulty

    “This study will test the good and bad effects of using a new medical device called the Hemolung for patients with COPD.”

    open to eligible people ages 40 years and up

    This study evaluates the safety and efficacy of using the Hemolung RAS to provide low-flow extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) as an alternative or adjunct to invasive mechanical ventilation for patients who require respiratory support due to an acute exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). It is hypothesized that the Hemolung RAS can be safely used to avoid or reduce time on invasive mechanical ventilation compared to COPD patients treated with standard-of-care mechanical ventilation alone. Eligible patients will be randomized to receive lung support with either the Hemolung RAS plus standard-of-care mechanical ventilation, or standard-of-care mechanical ventilation alone.

    at UC Davis

  • Rehabilitation in Safety-net Settings for Patients With COPD

    open to eligible people ages 40-95

    This study will examine COPD Wellness, a 10-week low-intensity pulmonary rehabilitation program consisting of group and home exercise, education, and social support can improve symptoms and increase physical activity in participants with COPD who receive care within a 'safety-net' healthcare system (e.g. County Hospital). Half of the participants will also receive an adherence strategy targeted at addressing unmet social needs, while the other half will undergo the intervention without the adherence strategy.

    at UCSF

  • RejuvenAir® System Trial for COPD With Chronic Bronchitis

    open to eligible people ages 40-80

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is defined as an impaired ability to move air within the lungs and is a major public health problem that is projected to rank fifth worldwide in terms of disease burden and third in terms of mortality. Chronic bronchitis (CB) is a common clinical phenotype within the umbrella of a COPD diagnosis and is classically defined as chronic cough and sputum production for 3 months a year for 2 consecutive years2, but many studies have used different definitions to define it- chronic cough and sputum production for one year or cough and sputum production on most days of the week. CB is associated with multiple clinical consequences, including; the worsening of lung function decline, increasing risk of acute exacerbations of COPD, increased risk of developing pneumonia, reduced health related quality of life, and an increase in all-cause mortality.

    at UC Davis

  • RETHINC: REdefining THerapy In Early COPD for the Pulmonary Trials Cooperative

    open to eligible people ages 40-80

    The study hypothesis is that symptomatic current and former smokers with spirometric values within the normal range (post-bronchodilator FEV1/FVC≥0.70 and post-BD FVC ≥ 70% predicted will still derive symptomatic benefit from long-acting bronchodilator therapy even though they are excluded from current GOLD guideline recommendations.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • A Study of Experimental Tezepelumab for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Exacerbation

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel Group, Phase 2a Study to Explore the Efficacy and Safety of Tezepelumab in Adults with Moderate to Very Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    at UCLA

  • Clinical Feasibility of a Non-invasive Wearable Acoustic Device for Measuring Air Trapping in COPD

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    This is a pilot observational study during which the investigators will conduct a longitudinal assessment of air trapping (with up to 4 visits) in 60 patients with COPD and variable degrees of air trapping using ARIA. The investigators will characterize the clinical phenotype of the subjects by administering health and symptom-based questionnaires and obtaining lung function testing at rest and during exertion, and will then correlate and validate the ARIA-based indices with those of the more traditional physiologic measures of static and dynamic air trapping.

    at UCSF

  • Examining the Genetic Factors That May Cause Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term lung disease that is often caused by cigarette smoking. The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether certain genetic factors predispose some smokers to develop COPD more than others.

    at UCSD

  • Experimental Roflumilast or Azithromycin to Prevent COPD Exacerbations (RELIANCE)

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    A multi-center, randomized, 36-month, parallel- group, non-inferiority, phase III study to compare the effectiveness of roflumilast (Daliresp, 500 mcg quaque die (QD) or alternate regimen) therapy versus azithromycin (250 mg QD, 500 mg QD three times per week, or alternate regimen) to prevent hospitalization or death in a patients at high risk for COPD exacerbations.

    at UC Davis

  • INtervention Study In overweiGHT Patients With COPD

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and high body mass index (BMI) overlap. The investigators are trying to find out if a program proven to help people lose a modest amount of weight and increase their physical activity will improve COPD symptoms for those with a high BMI. The program uses a series of video sessions and self-study handouts focused on healthy eating and increasing physical activity, and encourages participants to monitor their weight, diet, and physical activity for one year. For those who want to, they will be able to work with a health coach to help meet weight and activity goals. We hope that the program will lead to improved exercise tolerance, body weight, dyspnea, generic health-related quality of life, and major cardiovascular risk factors (central obesity by waist circumference, Framingham Risk Score, and blood pressure) through 12 months of follow-up. To be in the study, participants will need to have COPD, high BMI, history of smoking, shortness of breath, and be at least 40 years old.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • Longitudinal Follow up to Assess Biomarkers Predictive of Emphysema Progression in Patients With COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The study will include 60 healthy subjects (ex-smoker without any airflow limitation), 125 COPD GOLD (global initiative for chronic obstructive lung disease) I , 125 COPD GOLD II, 125 COPD GOLD III and up to 20 patients with COPD and A1AT (Alpha1-Antitrypsin) deficiency (ZZ genotype). Soluble and imaging biomarkers will be investigated addressing different aspects of disease pathways postulated to be relevant for COPD progression.

    at UCLA UCSD

  • NIV for COPD: Hospital to Home

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    This is a pilot study to evaluate the impact of providing patients admitted with acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD) with non-invasive ventilation (NIV)home devices prior to discharge on hospital readmission rates and other secondary outcomes. Aim 1 To test whether continuation of NIV at home after being initiated during hospitalization for AECOPD improves subsequent admission-free survival in patients with chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure secondary to COPD Hypothesis 1: The use of targeted NIV during hospitalization with continuation upon discharge to home will improve one-year all-cause mortality as compared to published mortality in the current literature. Hypothesis 2: The use of targeted NIV during hospitalization with continuation upon discharge to home will reduce readmission rates for AECOPD within-institution historical data. Aim 2 To evaluate the feasibility of a larger multisite randomized controlled trial in veterans using inclusion and exclusion criteria specified in this pilot. Outcomes Primary: Event-free survival (re-hospitalization for AECOPD, time to readmission for AECOPD, and all-cause mortality) Secondary: 1. Unplanned readmission rates (all complications) 2. Time to readmissions for admissions other than AECOPD. 3. Arterial blood gas/Venous blood gas (ABG/VBG): PaO2, PaCO2 and serum bicarbonate at Baseline, 6 and 12 months 4. Pulmonary function (handheld spirometer or in-laboratory based on specific institution resources) at Baseline, 6, and 12 months 5.6 minute walk test at Baseline, 6,and 12 months 6.Health related quality of life (HRQOL) measured by the St. Georges respiratory questionnaires (SGRQ) at Baseline, 1,3,6,9 and 12 months 7.Adherence to NIV at Week 1-2, Months 1,3,6,9 and 12 8.Sleep assessed by type 3 portable monitors 9.Sleep assessed by questionnaires: Insomnia severity index (ISI), Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Functional Outcomes of Sleep Short Form (FOSQ-10) at Baseline, 1,3,6,9 and 12 months 11.Utilization of healthcare services (number of visits to outpatient clinics and emergency services, number of inpatient admissions)

    at UCSF

  • Pulmonary Specialist-Health Coach Consult Model Study

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    The Pulmonary Specialist-Health Coach Consultation (PuSHCon) study examines the implementation of health coach-assisted consultations to improve access to specialist care and implementation of specialist recommendations for patients with COPD, asthma, and asthma COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) for low-income and vulnerable patients seen at public health clinics. Three hundred sixty (360) patients from ten clinics will be enrolled in the study and randomized at the individual level to receive health coaching or usual care; 180 patients will receive a pulmonary consultation under usual care and 180 patients will receive the PuSHCon model.

    at UCSF

  • Revefenacin in Acute Respiratory Insufficiency in COPD

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    RARICO is a pragmatic, randomized, controlled, double-blinded, multi-center trial evaluating the safety and feasibility of nebulized revefenacin in comparison to nebulized ipratropium in patients with COPD and acute respiratory failure requiring invasive mechanical ventilation.

    at UCLA

  • Study of COPD Subgroups and Biomarkers

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    SPIROMICS I and SPIROMICS II are observational studies of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). SPIROMICS I had two main aims: (1) To find groups of patients with COPD who share certain characteristics; (2) To find new ways of measuring whether or not COPD is getting worse and so provide new ways of testing whether a new treatment is working. SPIROMICS II has three primary aims. Aim 1 is to define the natural history of "Smokers with symptoms despite preserved spirometry" and characterize the airway mucus abnormalities underlying this condition. Aim 2 is to determine the radiographic precursor lesion(s) for emphysema, and identify the molecular phenotypes underlying airway disease and emphysema. Aim 3 is to advance understanding of the biology of COPD exacerbations through analysis of predisposing baseline phenotypes, exacerbation triggers and host inflammatory response.

    at UCLA UCSF

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