Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Clinical Trials
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Today, there are a number of COPD clinical studies being conducted around the United States. For many people, the effects of their condition can keep them from living the life they want to. While there are a number of COPD treatments available to them, in some cases nebulizers and corticosteroids are not enough to keep this medical condition in check. Through new clinical trials on COPD, researchers are discovering new ways to combat this issue, as well as better methods of diagnosing COPD following the onset of initial signals (shortness of breath and persistent cough). If you have exhausted all of the more traditional methods, and you’re still dealing with the symptoms of COPD, then it may be time to try something new.
There are between 3 to 7 million people who have been diagnosed with COPD in the United States, and medical researchers fear that there are millions more people who have yet to be diagnosed. These people will experience years of discomfort and disability caused by this group of lung diseases. The progress made through clinical research on COPD had been slow moving, but recently there have been some recent developments which show a lot of promise for future COPD clinical studies.
For the past 35 years, medical researchers were primarily focused on learning more about the pathogenetic roles of cigarette smoke and inflammation, which was based on the association of COPD with smoking cigarettes. This early research led to a significant discovery within a subgroup of patients who had emphysema. Medical researchers found that this emphysema subgroup is genetically deficient in an inhibitor of a neutrophil protease. This discovery helped to guide medical researchers in their future endeavors.
Currently, medical researchers are finding themselves in very exciting times for COPD clinical research. There has been data presented that supports a number of new and original concepts, which could prove to be very beneficial for COPD patients. With these new concepts, medical researchers have been making some unanticipated discoveries. These new discoveries are pointing researchers in new directions, and they are developing new experimental procedures and techniques in COPD clinical studies. Also further explanation of the cellular pathways which are primarily involved in COPD pathogenesis will have a strong effect on future COPD clinical trials.
The COPD clinical trials taking place in Alabama are testing new treatment methods, which are currently being developed by pharmaceutical and bio-technical companies. They’re designed specifically to test the safety and efficacy of treatments for COPD. By volunteering for our fully supervised Alabama chronic obstructive pulmonary disease clinical study, you may receive new investigational COPD treatments that may help us all understand your condition.
In many cases patients who could benefit from investigational treatment miss out on COPD clinical studies because their doctor isn’t aware of a study in the area. In addition, there are some cases where patients feel they are going through so much they don’t need to be treated like a ‘guinea pig,’ and nothing could be further from the truth.
The type of study being performed by Achieve Clinical Research directly reflects your involvement. Sometimes, participating in a COPD clinical trial in Alabama is as simple as agreeing to let our researchers have a copy of your test results, but most are more involved and would require some tests and a visit to our clinic. Participants are compensated for time and travel, and the study related care, including physical examinations, laboratory services and study medicines are all provided.
Current Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Clinical Trials
Achieve Clinical Research is currently conducting a wide array of clinical studies targeted towards certain conditions. Our medical researchers are working to gain a better understanding of the development of this group of lung disease. With a better understanding of the pathogenesis of COPD, they will soon be able treat the disease at the source. You may be eligible to participate in one of our COPD clinical trials and contribute to the development and approval of a new drug or treatment. As a participant, there is no cost to you at any point during the study and health insurance is not required. Browse our clinical trials being conducted now to find the study best suited for you.
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Additional Resources for Patients with COPD
If you live around Central Alabama, click here to learn more about participating in a COPD clinical trial. Also, our sister site Avail Clinical Research conducts COPD clinical trials in DeLand, Florida.