Non-smokers with history of asthma are needed for a four-month study being conducted by The American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Centers (ACRC). Participants must be between 15-60 years of age.
The “Effect of Positive Airway Pressure on Reducing Airway Reactivity in Patients with Asthma (CPAP)” study will examine the effectiveness of CPAP therapy in improvement of asthma control.
“If CPAP is found to be effective, this will introduce an entirely new way to treat asthma without medication,” said Robert Wise, MD, director of the American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Centers Network. “If we can reduce the number of inhalers and frequency of inhaled rescue medication with this new treatment, it will not only relieve the burden of asthma but improve their quality of life as well”.
More information on the study, including enrollment information, is available on the American Lung Association website.