• Trial(s) for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

    Study Objective Contact
    A Prospective Parallel Controlled Pilot Study on the Readmission Rate of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease [LCID Study Number: 2014-041] This is a prospective, observational, parallel controlled pilot study. The Pulmonary Department developed a new Transitional Care Management (TMC) protocol for COPD patients to reduce COPD readmission rate. This study will test whether the new management protocol will reduce the COPD readmission rate. The study will be implemented on the 6SE and 7SE floors of the hospital. Principal Investigator(s):
    Timothy N. Liesching, MD

    For more information about this Research Study call 781-744-8027.

    Study Coordinator(s):
    Yuxiu Lei, PhD.
    IBV Valve Trial 2: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled, Multicenter, Clinical Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the IBV® Valve System for the Single-Lobe Treatment of Severe Emphysema [LCID Study Number: 2013-030] The objective of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the IBV Valve System for the treatment of severe emphysema. The IBV valve is an investigational device. It is a small, umbrella-shaped, one-way valve that is placed inside the airways of diseased parts of lungs and redirects the air to healthier parts of the lung. Eligible subjects will be randomized in a 2:1 ratio to treatment with either the IBV Valve System or continued optimal medical managment (control arm). Study subjects will be followed over a period of 6 months. Principal Investigator(s):
    Carla R. Lamb, MD

    For more information about this Research Study call 781-744-8027.

    Study Coordinator(s):
    Joyce E. Pelletier,
    Maria Wertz.
    Post -FDA Approval Clinical Trial Evaluating Bronchial Thermoplasty in Severe Persistent Asthma [LCID Study Number: 2011-063] The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness, safety and side effects of bronchial thermoplasty (which is performed with the Alair System) for patients with severe persistent asthma. Bronchial thermoplasty is a procedure that applies mild heat to the airway wall that is designed to reduce the amount of airway smooth muscle. The procedure reduces the ability of the airway walls to contract and narrow during an asthma attack. Principal Investigator(s):
    Carla R. Lamb, MD

    For more information about this Research Study call 781-744-8027.

    Study Coordinator(s):
    Donna R. Spencer,
    Joyce E. Pelletier.
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