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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.
A pilot study to evaluate the use of the Vest® System for treatment of Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis patients in the home setting
Airway clearance techniques are an important form of therapy for individuals with bronchiectasis to prevent recurring lung infections. They include many different techniques such as the use of vibratory vests (also known as high frequency chest wall oscillation devices). Hillrom is currently conducting a clinical trial to evaluate the use of a high frequency chest wall oscillation device called The Vest® System to treat non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis patients in the home setting. To learn more about this study, click here.
Trial in Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis Patients With Chronic Lung Infections Treated With Colistimethate Sodium (PROMIS II)
Many individuals with bronchiectasis are chronically infected with a bacterium called “pseudomonas aeruginosa” causing them to experience more severe symptoms and frequent lung infections. Zambon is currently conducting a clinical trial investigate the effect of the use of inhaled colistimethate sodium among people with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis who are chronically infected with pseudomonas aeruginosa. 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.