Children's Hospital Colorado

Environmental Causes of Asthma Attacks in Children Research Study

February 04, 2019
Children and teenagers with and without asthma
8 to 17
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Researchers at Children's Hospital Colorado want to learn more about how cold viruses and asthma triggers in the environment like allergens and pollution make asthma worse in children and teenagers.

We are seeking kids and teens with asthma and kids and teens without asthma to participate. This will allow us to compare the results between different study groups.

Participants will receive compensation for their time.

Purpose of the Study

We hope to learn more about how cold viruses and common environmental triggers like allergens and traffic pollution are related to asthma attacks in children. This is important because it will help us develop new tools to predict, prevent and treat asthma attacks in children.

Research details

Your child may qualify for this study if:

  • They have had an asthma attack in the last year
  • They have asthma but have not had an asthma attack in the last five years
  • They do not have asthma or a chronic respiratory disease

Study participants will attend either one or five clinic visits, depending on their diagnosis group. Clinic visits take place at Children's Hospital Colorado on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado, and will include the following tests:

  • Physical examination
  • Breathing tests
  • Allergy test
  • Blood, nasal cell, urine and sputum collection

For participants with severe asthma, we will measure environmental exposures with personal monitors and a home environment evaluation four times in one year. These participants will also have five clinic visits.

This research is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Contact us

If you are interested in this research study and would like to learn if your child is eligible to participate, please call 720-324-9993 or email us.

Principal Investigator: Andrew Liu, MD

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