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Dr Jaclyn Smith
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A study to investigate the effects of voluntary coughing on the airways of asthmatic and COPD subjects

Not Recruiting

Open to: All Genders

Age: Adult

4.5 Mile Away

Medical Conditions

Respiratory: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Not provided at time of registration

To determine the effects of short bursts of voluntary coughing on airway physiology and lung function in asthmatic and COPD subjects.

Randomised controlled trial

Start dates may differ between countries and research sites. The research team are responsible for keeping the information up-to-date.  

The recruitment start and end dates are as follows:

30 Oct 2006

30 Oct 2008


Intervention Type : Other
Intervention Description : Subjects will be randomised to either progressively increasing periods of voluntary coughing or no intervention, both interspersed with measurements of lung function.

You can take part if:

1. Aged over 182. Physician diagnosed asthma or COPD

You may not be able to take part if:

1. Symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection or asthmatic/COPD exacerbation in the preceding 4 weeks2. Involved in studies with licensed drugs or methodological studies within the preceding 4 weeks3. Subjects taking ACE inhibitors, leukotrine receptor antagonists or cough suppressants4. Change in asthma/COPD medication in last 4 weeks5. Pregnancy6. Current smokers

Below are the locations for where you can take part in the trial. Please note that not all sites may be open.

  • University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
    M23 9LT

The study is sponsored by Record Provided by the NHSTCT Register - 2007 Update - Department of Health and funded by University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust; NWLC Endowment Funds; NHS R&D Support Funding .

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