New Study for People with Severe Asthma and on Oral CorticosteroidsOne of the few treatment options for severe asthma patients who are uncontrolled despite standard treatment is the addition of oral corticosteroids. However, regular intake of these oral corticosteroids can decrease the quality of life for such patients. The purpose of this research study is to see whether the investigational drug can reduce the use of oral corticosteroids in patients with severe asthma.
More about the study:
- The study drug is Benralizumab
- There will be 210 participants in this trial
- be between 18 – 75 years old
- have asthma diagnosed by a doctor at least a year ago
- have been treated with inhaled corticosteroids + LABA for minimum 12 months since today + oral corticosteroids for at least 6 months since today
- have had at least 1 exacerbation (worsening of your asthma that requires medical intervention, emergency room visit, an inpatient hospitalization or a change in medications) in the past year
- have severe lung disease other than asthma
- have HIV, Hepatitis B or C
If you’re not familiar with clinical trials, here are some FAQs:
What are clinical trials?Clinical trials are research studies to determine whether investigational drugs or treatments are safe and effective for humans. All new investigational medications and devices must undergo several clinical trials, often involving thousands of people.
Why participate in a clinical trial?You will have access to new investigational treatments that would be available to the general public only upon approval. You will also receive study-related medical care and attention from clinical trial staff at research facilities. Clinical trials offer hope for many people and an opportunity to help researchers find better treatments for others in the future.
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