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What is Asthma?
Asthma is a
long-term condition in which the lining of the lungs and airways become sore
and swollen. This makes breathing difficult.
People living with asthma may experience the
Shortness of breath
Asthma attacks or episodes occur when
airways react to certain triggers, making breathing difficult. Common
Pollens - Dust
Pets Mold - Cold
air - Tobacco Smoke
for this study:
have been diagnosed with asthma
are 12 years of age or older (male or female)
require asthma medication on a daily basis
are African American
Eligibility will depend on a range of criteria. If you decide to
participate, you will first be asked to attend a screening visit at a
medical site near you. The purpose of the screening visit is to determine if
you meet all of the entry criteria for the clinical research study.
Currently, there is no cure
for asthma. Instead, treatment is geared toward controlling symptoms.
Asthma Study is being conducted in approximately 150 study centers in the
study will look at the safety and effectiveness of the study medication
specifically within the African American population.
medication combines a bronchodilator with an inhaled corticosteroid
in a single inhaler. Bronchodilators help to relax the muscles of the
airways in the lungs, making it easier to breathe. Inhaled corticosteroids
help to treat and prevent swelling of the lungs.
you are selected to participate, you will be randomly assigned (like picking
numbers out of a hat) to receive either the study medication (bronchodilator
plus inhaled corticosteroid) OR an inhaled corticosteroid, used alone. You
will not be told which medication you are assigned.
participation is completely voluntary. If you do participate, you are free
to withdraw from the study at any time for any reason. You will keep your
right to the same standard of care you received before. Your study doctor
will discuss with you any other treatment options that may be helpful to
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