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Interested in research? Check out the current Bronchiectasis and NTM studies listed below.

Interested in research? Check out the current Bronchiectasis and NTM studies listed below.


Comparison of Two- Versus Three-antibiotic Therapy for Pulmonary Mycobacterium Avium Complex Disease (MAC2v3)

There are many different types of NTM, but mycobacterium avium complex (also known as ‘MAC’) is the most common. Treatment for MAC lung infections typically consists of a multi-drug (typically 3) antibiotic therapy for 18 to 24 months. When patients are on this treatment, they frequently experience debilitating side effects which can include nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, and in rare cases, more serious side effects such as hearing loss. Oregon Health and Science University is currently conducting a clinical trial to determine whether a third drug is necessary or whether taking two drugs can increase tolerability without a substantial loss of efficacy. To learn more about this study, click here.


Note to Researchers: The Bronchiectasis and NTM Research Registry is available to researchers conducting research studies and/or clinical trials. Researchers will go through an application process, which involves Advisory Committee approval for the use of the Registry. The Registry can be used for recruitment and/or data analysis. For more information on use of the Registry for research, please see the ‘For Healthcare Providers’ section on the Bronchiectasis and NTM Research Registry page.


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