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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease clinical trials at University of California Health

21 in progress, 10 open to eligible people

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  • A Study of Experimental Inhaled Treprostinil For Pulmonary Hypertension due to COPD

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The primary objective of this study is to demonstrate the efficacy of inhaled treprostinil compared to placebo in improving exercise ability as measured by change from baseline in 6-Minute Walk Distance (6MWD) following 12 weeks of active treatment in participants with PH-COPD.

    at UC Davis

  • A Study of Experimental Nuvaira Lung Denervation System in COPD

    open to eligible people ages 40 years and up

    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 UC Davis UCLA

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

    open to eligible people ages 40-80

    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

  • A Study of the Investigational Device RheOx in Treating Chronic Bronchitis

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    open to eligible people ages 35 years and up

    This is a prospective, randomized, parallel group, double-blind, sham-controlled, multicenter clinical trial following patients to 2 years. The objective is to assess the safety and effectiveness of Bronchial Rheoplasty for the treatment of the symptoms of chronic bronchitis in adult COPD patients with moderate to severe chronic bronchitis. A total of 270 patients will be randomized at up to 40 study centers in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

    at UC Davis UCLA

  • A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Astegolimab in Participants With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    open to eligible people ages 40-90

    This study will evaluate the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of astegolimab in combination with standard of care chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) maintenance therapy in patients with COPD who are former or current smokers and have a history of frequent exacerbations.

    at UCLA

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

    open to eligible people ages 40 years and up

    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

  • Lung Macrophage Populations and Functions in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)-Susceptible Smokers

    open to eligible people ages 40-75

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a heterogeneous disease that affects only a fraction of those who smoke tobacco. The origin of this variability in susceptibility to develop COPD is unclear, but understanding its underlying biology has important implications for our ability to design suitable preventative and therapeutic strategies for its management. This Department of Defense (DOD) discovery research proposes to develop methodologies and generate preliminary data needed to lay the foundation for a large study that would investigate the underlying biological susceptibility of those who smoke tobacco to develop COPD.

    at UCSF

  • Pulmonary Specialist-Health Coach Consult Model Study

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    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 usual care and 180 patients will receive the PuSHCon model.

    at UCSF

  • RejuvenAir® System Trial for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (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

  • Revefenacin in Acute Respiratory Insufficiency in COPD

    open to eligible people ages 40 years and up

    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

  • A Phase 3 Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Ensifentrine in Patients With COPD

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to determine if ensifentrine is safe and effective for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

    at UCLA

  • Advancing Understanding of Transportation Options

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    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

  • An Observational Study of Beta-Blocker Use in Patients With COPD and Acute MI

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    The study is a prospective, observational study of patients admitted to the BLOCK COPD network hospitals with acute AMI and COPD to determine the prevalence of COPD in patients admitted to the hospital with an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and to characterize the phenotypic expression and severity of their underlying lung disease. Patients with will be identified via the EMR. 571 participants will be enrolled.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • Doxycycline for Emphysema in People Living With HIV (The DEPTH Trial)

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    The purpose of this study is to determine if doxycycline will reduce progression of emphysema in people living with HIV. The secondary objectives are to examine the effects of doxycycline on change in quantity of emphysema, six minute walk distance, patient reported outcomes, ratio of forced expiratory volume in 1 second and forced vital capacity. Secondary objectives will also describe the safety and tolerability of doxycycline and determine if doxycycline is associated with development of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections.

    at UCLA

  • 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

  • Extracorporeal CO2 Removal With the Hemolung RAS for Mechanical Ventilation Avoidance During Acute Exacerbation of COPD

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    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

  • Innate Immunity in Ozone-induced Airway Inflammation in COPD

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Patients with COPD are routinely exposed to indoor and outdoor air pollution, which appears to cause escalation of their respiratory symptoms, a process called exacerbation, with resulting need to seek medical attention. This research plan proposes to evaluate the impact of lung immune cells in susceptibility to develop exacerbation through an experimental model of inhalational exposure using ambient levels of a component of air pollution (ozone) in COPD patients and longitudinal sampling of their lung immune cells.

    at UCSF

  • Pulmonx Endobronchial Valves Used in Treatment of Emphysema (LIBERATE Study)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this research is to study an investigational medical device that is designed to produce lung volume reduction in diseased areas of the lungs in patients with severe emphysema.

    at UC Davis UCLA UCSF

  • SPIROMICS Study of Early COPD Progression (SOURCE)

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This is an observational study of 600 participants to further define the nature of early chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in younger, at-risk individuals. The study has three main goals: - To use CT scan imaging to identify which smokers will develop COPD. - To identify biomarkers predictive of smokers that will develop COPD. - To determine if sputum (phlegm) can be analyzed to predict which smokers will develop COPD. Procedures (methods): All participants will undergo study related questionnaires assessing medical history, smoke exposure and use, medication use, social and behavioral health, pulmonary symptoms, food frequency, and will provide nasal swab, blood, stool, and urine samples, pulmonary function testing to determine function, sputum induction to provide a sputum sample for airway biospecimen analysis, and CT imaging of the lungs.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • 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

  • The Cardiovascular Consequences of Sleep Apnea Plus COPD (Overlap Syndrome)

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    Aim 1: The Investigators will perform a cross-sectional study to examine vascular risk in individuals with OVS compared with matched individuals with OSA alone or COPD alone. The PI will examine a panel of biomarkers including cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (right ventricular mass primary outcome), flow mediated vasodilation, plasma biomarkers (BNP, troponin, hsCRP, ST2, galectin3, miR-210). This aim will allow the team to test the hypothesis that individuals with OVS have increased vascular risk compared with matched individuals with OSA alone or COPD alone. This aim will also allow the team to compare the magnitude of the effect of OSA vs. COPD vs OVS for design of subsequent basic and clinical studies. Aim 2: The Investigators will perform an interventional study in individuals with OVS to compare the impact of bi-level therapy with that of oxygen therapy (the current standard of care). The team will assess the same panel of biomarkers as in Aim 1 to determine the impact of treatment on the observed abnormalities. This aim will allow the team to test the hypothesis that bi-level therapy is superior to oxygen in the treatment of individuals with OVS from the standpoint of right ventricular mass and other cardiovascular risk parameters/outcomes. Our assessments of biomarkers will help to define potential causal pathways for our findings and will allow determination of appropriate biomarkers for subsequent multicenter studies.

    at UCSD

Our lead scientists for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease research studies include .

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