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Clinical Trials

In this section: Enrolling Trials | Active Trials | Contact Research Division | Clinical Trials FAQs | Information for Sponsors

 

Research / Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are highly regulated research studies using human volunteers to answer specific health questions. Carefully conducted clinical trials are the fastest and safest avenue to find better ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases.

Participants in clinical trials can play a more active role in their own health care, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, and help others by contributing to medical research.

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sinusitis

Enrolling Trials

Asthma
A study on a new medication for treatment of asthma in patients who are only on albuterol.

COPD
A study on a new inhaled corticosteroid/long acting beta-agonist combination in patients with COPD who recently had a worsening of their COPD during the past year.

A study on Advair vs Serevent on subjects who have been recently hospitalized due to a worsening of their COPD symptoms.

Asthma
A study on a new medication for treatment of uncontrolled asthma in patients using inhaled corticosteroids who had a recent worsening of their asthma during the past year.

Bronchiectasis
A study on a new inhaled antibiotic for subjects with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis.


Active Trials

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
An open-label extension study of the long-term safety of pirfenidone in patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.

COPD
A safety and efficacy study on a new COPD medication for subjects with COPD.

 

Contact Research Division

Our experienced research coordinators work closely with the physician investigator for the study in order to provide specialized care for each volunteer patient. All trials are reviewed for safety by our physicians.

Harold Te, Research Manager
(310) 378-6362

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I participate in a clinical trial?
People who participate in clinical trials receive access to the current standard of care, as well as the potential to be treated with an investigative therapy even before it becomes widely available. Other potential benefits include:

  • Enhanced monitoring of health status 
  • Increased understanding of the disease and its treatment
  • Study medications at no or minimal cost to the patient
  • Compensation for time and travel

Can I participate?
Your participation may be determined by various factors, depending on the nature of the study. If you meet the criteria, you will be given an "Informed Consent Form" containing a detailed written description of the study, any risks involved and your rights as a participant.

Signing the consent form signifies your permission to be in the study. If you should have second thoughts about participating, or become uncomfortable during the study, you have the right to withdraw at any time without any penalty whatsoever.

What are my rights as a participant?
As a research participant, you are guaranteed certain rights to ensure that you are treated in an ethical and respectful manner. The list below gives you an idea of your basic rights.

As a research patient you have the right to:

  • Be treated with respect
  • Know the risks involved with the study
  • Know what alternatives are available
  • Withdraw from the study without penalty
  • Make a decision without feeling any pressure from the research staff
  • Know the purpose of the study
  • Know who will have access to your information
  • Know what procedures may be performed and what drugs may be used
  • Seek additional help or clarification at any time during the study

What are my responsibilities?
Research participants are expected to adhere to a general set of responsibilities which include:

  • Keep all scheduled appointments or call ahead if you are unable to keep the appointment.
  • Follow directions of the researchers.
  • To the best of your ability, provide accurate information about your past and present medical history if it is relevant to the study.
  • Inform the research staff of any changes in your medications or of any adverse events you experience during the study.
  • Ask the researchers to completely answer any questions to your satisfaction at any point during the study.
  • Seek healthcare for any medical conditions unrelated to the study.
  • Keep your contact information up to date.

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Information for Sponsors

Peninsula Pulmonary Clinical Trials Division was established to facilitate the advancement of medicine through the study of new medications and treatment options for patients. Our private practice, which happens to be the largest pulmonary practice in the South Bay, ensures our access to a large respiratory patient database.

Our research site successfully conducted Phase II-IV clinical trials in COPD, Acute Bronchitis, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, and Sleep Mask Devices for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Our research facility is located next to our Sleep Laboratory, which enables us to perform overnight clinical research studies when they are necessary.

Below is a list of Sponsors/CRO's that have successfully conducted clinical trials at our site:

  • Novartis
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • AstraZeneca
  • Parexel
  • Paragon
  • Covance
  • Intermune
  • Quintiles
  • PPD
  • Schering-Plough
  • Genentech
  • ResMed

For more information, please contact Harold Te, at (310) 378-6362.