Asthma

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Effect of Positive Airway Pressure on Reducing Airway Reactivity in Patients With Asthma (CPAP)

Clinical Trial at Nemours Children's Clinic, Jacksonville

What is the study about?

We want to find out if using CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) while sleeping makes the breathing passages, or airways, less reactive in children with asthma. People with asthma may be sensitive to different things in the air that can cause a reaction of narrowing the breathing passages.

Who can participate?

We are recruiting patients who:
  • are between the ages of 15 and 17 years
  • have asthma that is currently stable
  • do not have sleep apnea or other sleep disorder

What is involved?

Participants who continue to meet eligibility criteria will be asked to use CPAP every night while sleeping for 12 weeks (starting after the second visit).

What are the costs of being in this study?

There are no costs involved in the study.

Will I be compensated for my time?

Participants can receive up to $600 for time and travel for completing all study visits and testing.

Contact Information

Asthma Research

(904) 697-3925
asthma_research@nemours.org

Study Name to Reference When Calling: CPAP Study


For questions regarding the rights of research patients,
call the Nemours Office of Human Subjects Protection: (904) 697-4023.