• Glenn Hearson

To better understand asthma attacks; The APEX Study

We have been busy working on this new research study into asthma attacks (exacerbations), over the past 30 months and still need more volunteers to help us with this important research.


Background

Asthma is a common lung condition affecting millions of people across the globe. With your help, we can try to understand more about the triggers of asthma attacks and how to prevent the early symptoms of asthma attacks from developing into a serious event. It is the Nottingham Asthma Centre’s number one priority to turn this research into potentially lifesaving treatments for the future.




What is the purpose of the study


Key facts about asthma attacks

Asthma attacks lead to difficulty in breathing, which can be very frightening. Some can be treated at home with extra puffs of inhalers, but some require steroid tablets and very severe attacks can require hospital treatment.


The reason for doing this research

Lots of things can cause an asthma attack and we believe different triggers may lead to different types of attacks. If we can confirm this, it may be possible to find new ways to treat asthma attacks and reduce the use of steroid tablets which may have undesirable side effects.


The aims of this study

  • We want to study a large group of people with asthma of any severity.

  • We will perform some tests when your asthma is stable and then try and repeat them if you have an attack.

  • WE WILL NOT CHANGE ANY OF YOUR CURRENT TREATMENT AND WE ARE NOT TESTING ANY NEW TREATMENTS ON YOU IN THIS STUDY.

This will

Help us to understand more about what causes asthma attacks and whether people have different types of attacks.


APEX STUDY PEOPLE:


Chief Investigator: Professor Tim Harrison

Study Lead: Dr Ashish Pradhan


For more information;

Contact; karen.shaw@nottingham.ac.uk or Rob.Needham@nottingham.ac.uk


OR

Text the word STUDY to 88802 and we will call you back.


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