This is a research study to test a new investigational drug, PTI-801. An investigational drug is one that is not approved by the US FDA. In this study, PTI-801 will be compared to placebo (a capsule that looks like the investigational drug, but does not contain an active drug substance). Although PTI-801 has been given to normal healthy adults, this is the FIRST time that PTI-801 has been given to people with CF.
We have already observed that the blood cells known as monocytes from patients with the fibrotic disease scleroderma behave differently from monocytes from healthy controls. Here we will test whether patients with other fibrotic diseases also have altered monocyte function. Specifically, we will get blood from congestive heart failure and lupus patients and compare their monocytes to scleroderma patient and healthy subject monocytes. Our recent results in a mouse model for congestive heart failure suggest that we will find altered monocyte behavior in human congestive heart failure patients.
This is a Randomized , Double blinded study to evaluate how effective a single dose of experimental drug called MEDI8897 is at preventing lung disease caused by RSV disease in healthy preterm infants born between 29 weeks 0 days and 34 weeks 6 days.This study also evaluate safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics (PK) of MEDI8897 in healthy preterm infants compared with placebo.
Screening for lung cancer at earlier, more treatable stages has the potential to reduce mortality from the U.S.?s most deadly cancer. Annual lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography is now recommended for high risk individuals based on age and smoking history. This study will evaluate a smoking cessation intervention for lung cancer screening patients. We will evaluate quit rates after a standard intervention (brief counseling session at time of LCS) versus a medication and text messaging intervention.
This study has two parts and will assess your hearing and the potential effects of antibiotic-induced ototoxicity. Ototoxicity is a potential effect of drugs used to treat your lung infections, and its effect on your ears (oto=ears), particularly structures in your inner ear that enable hearing and balance. Part One of the study will assess your inner ear function that may be associated with hearing loss and / or loss of balance in cystic fibrosis patients taking tobramycin. Part Two is looking to determine if SPI-1005, an investigational drug, influences hearing loss, due to mediations (tobramycin).
The purpose of this study is to determine if inhaled nitric oxide (study drug), when given and breathed through the INOpulse (investigational device), may help treat PAH.The drug being studied is ?inhaled nitric oxide? and the device being studied is called the ?INOpulse.? Inhaled nitric oxide is a drug approved by the FDA and Health Canada for the treatment of infants who have difficulty breathing and have decreased oxygen in their blood associated with pulmonary hypertension. However, inhaled nitric oxide, in combination with the INOpulse delivery device, is an investigational treatment of PAH and is not currently approved by the FDA or Health Canada.
You are being asked to take part in this research study because you have been diagnosed with pulmonary sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis is a disease that can affect the lungs, skin and other organs of the body. Sarcoidosis also involves immune cells which fight bacteria. The purpose of this study is to see if using specific antibiotics will help these immune fighting cells get rid of bacterial proteins and how the antibiotics affect respiratory (breathing) function. The antibiotics used in this study are Levaquin, Ethambutol, Azithromycin, and either Rifampin or Rifabutin. You will by chance be assigned either these medicines or a placebo (an inactive substance).
Cystic fibrosis is caused by changes in the genes of your DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) encoding for the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) protein. These changes cause the CFTR to stop working as it should. GLPG2222 is being studied for treatment of cystic fibrosis. The study drug is designed to improve the expression and function of CFTR, which may improve some of the symptoms of cystic fibrosis.
The main objective of this study is to better understand the biomarkers of patients who are candidates for lung cancer screening. Biomarkers are biologic substances found in the blood and may be related to lung disease risk and detection. We intend to enroll volunteers who are participating in a lung cancer screening program at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center and are being seen by a pulmonologist as part of their standard medical care.
A single blood sample will be obtained, then stored and analyzed to better
understand the biomarkers found in blood and to help develop and test blood based screening or diagnostic tests. Active participation in this study will be over once a blood sample is obtained. However, we may conduct medical chart reviews of some participants for up to 27 months in order to look at their medical outcomes.