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Our studies currently open to recruitment: 

The LASER Trial (click for website)                    

Aims of the trial - to assess whether a new treatment device might help to reduce the frequency of severe asthma attacks in patients with allergic asthma. The LASER trial will evaluate the effectiveness of a new treatment – Temperature Controlled Laminar Airflow (TLA.) TLA is delivered by an Airsonett® machine. The machine is used overnight in the patient’s home at the bedside. The machine filters allergy particles from the air overnight, allowing patients to sleep and ‘rest’ their lungs.

RESPECT- Meso (click link to website for more details)

Aim of the study is to look to see if involving palliative care specialists early in the treatment of mesothelioma improves the quality of life and wellbeing of patients.  We are also interested in how this specialist treatment might affect the wellbeing of family or close friends, closest to patients with this illness.

Screening of target genes for polymorphic variation which may alter treatment response for airway treatment targets

Aim of the study is to define the extent of polymorphic variation in genes whose products are, or may be, primary targets for treatment of patients with asthma and COPD, and to identify if this genetic variation contributes to disease severity or treatment response.

   

 

 

 

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