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Effect of Hypoxia on Peripheral Blood Cells

Summary: 

The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of hypoxia (lack of oxygen) on peripheral blood mononuclear cells as it relates to sleep apnea.

Sponsor: 
Arizona Respiratory Center Foundation


Research Specialties: 
Sleep Medicine

Trial of Average Volume-Assured Pressure Support (AVAPS) vs. AutoOHS Ventilation in Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

Summary: 

This study compares the effectiveness of different ventilation systems (CPAP, bilevel PAP and AutoOHS) in patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome.

Sponsor: 
Philips-Respironics, Inc.


Research Specialties: 
Sleep Medicine

American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Centers

Summary: 

The University of Arizona is one of 19 centers in the United States designated as an Asthma Clinical Research Center (ACRC).  These centers work together to improve asthma care in diverse populations through clinical research studies.  Current projects include:

  • Long-acting Beta Agonist Step-Down Study (LASST)
  • Effect of Positive Airway Pressure on Reducing Airway Reactivity in Patients with Asthma (CPAP)
  • Smoking Asthmatics Pilot Study (SAPS)


Research Specialties: 
Asthma

References: 

Observational Study of Bronchial Thermoplasty Response in Patients with Severe Asthma

Summary: 

This study observes the patient response following bronchial thermoplasty – a treatment for severe asthma.


Researchers: 

Research Specialties: 
Asthma

Investigating HIV-Associated Lung Disease (INHALD)

Summary: 

To assess HIV-infected subjects who have been on treatment for three years or longer for pulmonary complications using diagnostic testing, such as PFT’s, BAL’s, CT’s, and questionnaires.


Researchers: 
Homer Twigg, MD

Research Specialties: 
Pulmonary

Respiratory Related Disease Registry

Summary: 

This is a registry of patients with respiratory-related conditions that receive care at the University of Arizona.  The registry is used to describe the types of people treated for lung diseases at the UA and to identify those who may be eligible to participate in future studies.



Research Specialties: 
Pulmonary

Tong Zhou, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Jason Yuan, MD, PhD

Associate Vice President for Translational Health Sciences

Anne Wright, PhD

Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs
Professor, Pediatrics
Associate Professor, Anthropology

Ting Wang, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

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