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Author Topic: Asthma and COPD that might be related to hiv medicines  (Read 1670 times)

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Offline ZCorker

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Asthma and COPD that might be related to hiv medicines
« on: June 20, 2009, 11:10:56 PM »
I am one of those people that has had asthma most of my life.  It generally isn't a problem unless I developed a respiratory infection.  It wasn't diagnosed or treated when i was a child.  And at the age of 36, I found out I had it when I ended up being admitted to a hospital for pneumonia.

Generally the asthma was only in the right bronchial tube and responded well to standard anti-asthmatic medication.  However, recently I have developed a more chronic and severe form of asthma and not only have problems with the right bronchial tube, but the right lung as well.  I have several questions relating to this.  Does anyone have experience on how diet can affect this problem?  Also, does anyone know of a gene therapy trial in the US or abroad that is addressing asthma?

After doing a bit of online reading, I discovered that there is a gene that causes the lung to be repaired in adolescence, but not as an adult.  This concerns me because I suspect I am developing COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).  I have never smoked, but have a long history of developing pneumonia in the winter. 

While viewing the California American Lung Association website, I did notice that chemotherapy was a big risk factor for developing COPD. This was listed in Dr. Lin's statement that "chemotherapy treatments [are a risk factor]" http://www.californialung.org/media-center/publications/lung-health-news/researcher-studies-role-stem-cells-lung-repair

Does anyone know of a clinical trial for COPD in or out of the US?  I did find a company called Osiris online, but they advise me that they just closed Phase II enrollment and that they won't be doing a Phase III arm for at least two years.  Apparently they need time to evaluate the data.


Offline Inchlingblue

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Re: Asthma and COPD that might be related to hiv medicines
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2009, 12:37:40 AM »
If you go on www.clinicaltrials.gov you can search for things such as "asthma" and "COPD," etc.

Offline thebusyant

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Re: Asthma and COPD that might be related to hiv medicines
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2009, 03:21:42 PM »
this is a list of COPD trials that are listed as not yet being completed.



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