Skip to main content

Emphysema clinical trials at UC Health
6 in progress, 2 open to eligible people

  • 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 or null 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

  • Losartan Effects on Emphysema Progression

    open to eligible people ages 40 years and up

    A randomized, parallel, placebo controlled trial to evaluate the effect of 100mg/day losartan on the progression of emphysema as measured by quantitative HRCT compared to placebo .

    at UCSD UCSF

  • Evaluation of the Spiration® Valve System for Emphysema to Improve Lung Function

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    EMPROVE is a multicenter, prospective, randomized, controlled study designed to evaluate the safety and long-term effectiveness of the Spiration Valve System in patients with emphysema. Patients appropriate for the EMPROVE study are those who are currently on medical treatment but still symptomatic. EMPROVE also accepts α-1 antitrypsin deficiency patients.

    at UCSD

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Last updated: