Lung Diagnostics, LTD

Center Information

Hilda Pomroy, RRT, CCRC, or
Brita Andrews, RN, MSN, CCRC
Chief Executive Officer
Lung Diagnostics, LTD
4410 Medical Drive, Suite 360
San Antonio, TX 78229
USA
210-692-7157
210-692-1999 (fax)
bandrews@dxrg.com
www.dxrg.com
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Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Devices
Endocrinology
Gastroenterology
Internal Medicine
Musculoskeletal
Neurology
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
Rheumatology
Vaccines

Center Overview

Mission Statement

Lung Diagnostics, Ltd. is one of four divisions that comprise Diagnostics Research Group. Our mission is to become the industry leader of independent clinical research sites by 1) performing at the highest levels of integrity and competence as judged by our subjects and sponsors 2) investing in the development and maintenance of competencies and productivity of all members of our company team 3) following Good Clinical Practices in all instances and 4) offering quality studies to diverse subject populations. We perform quality clinical trials involving pharmaceuticals and/or device testing with a focus on the care of the adult with both chronic and acute respiratory disorders.

Background

Five Board-Certified Pulmonologists and Critical Care Specialists founded Lung Diagnostics, Ltd. in 2000. The private practice has been established for 30 years. Lung Diagnostics, Ltd. is affiliated with Diagnostics Research Group, a consortium of research facilities whose members conduct clinical research in their specific areas of therapeutic expertise.

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 408
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 370
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 10045
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 2 Business Day(s)
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 20
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 75%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 90%
EDC Capabilities: Yes

Staff Certifications
Number of Certified CRCs: 6

Clinical Research Experience

Our Director of Clinical Research, Dr. Charles Andrews and Dr. John Holcomb are, Certified Principal Investigators (CPI). Additionally, six of our staff members are Certified Clinical Research Coordinators (CCRC).

Our facility has been involved in research for 17 years. Our physicians have been involved in clinical research for 37 years

We conduct phase II, III, and IV trials.

We have participated in trials for the following Pharmaceutical Companies:

  • Abbott
  • Actelion
  • Adams
  • Afferent
  • AGI
  • Allergy Therapeutics
  • Alcon
  • Alkermes
  • Almirall
  • Altana
  • Amgen
  • Amneal
  • Amphastar
  • Anchen
  • Apotex
  • AstraZeneca
  • Aventis
  • Bayer
  • BioMarck
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Bristol Meyers Squibb
  • Centocor
  • Cerecor
  • CoTherix
  • CombinatoRx
  • Daiichi
  • Dey
  • Eisai
  • Eli Lilly
  • Encysive
  • Epix
  • Evolutec
  • FAES Pharma
  • Ferrer
  • Forest
  • Furiex
  • Gemphire
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Glenmark
  • Guilford
  • Inspire
  • ITGI
  • Intermune
  • Iroko
  • Ironwood
  • Ista
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Lek Pharmaceuticals
  • Kalypsys
  • KCI
  • Meda
  • Medicinova
  • Merck
  • Morton Grove
  • Mylan
  • Novartis
  • Noven
  • OrthoMcNeil
  • Otsuka
  • Pearl
  • Peninsula
  • Perrigo
  • Pharmacia
  • Pozen
  • Pfizer
  • Purdue
  • Roche
  • SanofiAventis
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Schering-Plough
  • Sepracor
  • Skye Pharmaceuticals
  • Stallergenes
  • Sunovion
  • Synergy
  • Takeda
  • Teva
  • Watson
  • West Pharmaceuticals
  • Wyeth

We have participated in trials for the following Contract Research Organizations:

  • AAI
  • Advanced Biologics
  • Allied Research
  • Cato
  • Chiltern
  • CTMS
  • Concentrics
  • Covance
  • Criterium
  • Evidera
  • I3 Research
  • ICON
  • IHC Research
  • INC Research
  • Ingenix
  • Integrium
  • InventivHealth
  • Kendle
  • MDS
  • Medex
  • Medpace
  • Novum
  • Omnicare
  • PPD
  • PRA
  • Paragon Biomedical
  • Parexel
  • Pharmanet
  • Pharmaseek
  • Pharm-Olam
  • Premier
  • Quintiles
  • Research Point
  • Synteract, Inc.
  • Theorem Clinical Research
  • TKL Research
  • UBC

Our center specializes in clinical trials for:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Allergy Chamber
  • Allergy Medications
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Antibiotics
  • Antihistamines
  • Antihypertensives
  • Asthma
  • BCP’s
  • Bronchodilators
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cedar Allergy
  • Cholesterol Studies
  • Chronic Cough
  • Constipation
  • COPD
  • Complicated Hypertension
  • Device Studies
  • Diabetes
  • Diagnosis of Carcinoma
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dyspepsia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • HRT
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Hypertension
  • Inhaled and Nasal Corticosteroids
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitital Lung Disease
  • Intravenous sedation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Oak Allergy
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Perennial Allergy
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Ragweed Allergy
  • Respiratory Medications
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Medications
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Sputum/Cytology
  • Stress Urinary Incontinence Medications
  • Vaccines

Facility Description

We are conveniently located in the Texas Neurosciences Institute in the South Texas Medical Center. We offer on-site complete pulmonary function testing, Methacholine challenge, oximetry, chest x-rays, allergy testing, phlebotomy, electrocardiograms and women’s health care (paps, pelvic). We can also test for Bone Mineral Density. Within the Neurosciences Institute, there is a complete imaging center. We have two satellite clinics in Gonzales and Uvalde, rural towns in other counties. We are affiliated with Biogenics Research Chamber, an environmental chamber for testing of up to 50 allergic subjects at a time.

Investigator Experience

Charles P. Andrews, MD, CPI
Medical Director & Principal Investigator
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Andrews attended Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed his training in pulmonary medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Prior to entering private practice he taught at University Hospital and Audie Murphy V.A. Hospital in San Antonio. He is a reviewer for two pulmonary journals and has been the author of many scientific articles and chapters. He is a member of the Drug Information Association, the Association of Clinical Research Professionals, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, and the American Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians. Dr. Andrews is a Certified Principal Investigator (CPI).

Investigator:

  • Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis
  • Allergen Challenge Chamber
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy/Asthma Studies of Antihistamine
  • Antibiotic Study of the Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia
  • Antibiotic Studies of the Treatment of Hospital Acquired Pneumonia
  • Asthma Studies
  • Asthma with Methacholine Challenge
  • Asthma/COPD
  • Device Studies
  • Cholesterol Studies
  • Comparative Antibiotic Study in the Treatment of Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis
  • Complicated Hypertension Studies
  • Complicated Urinary Tract Infection
  • COPD Studies
  • Diagnosis of Lung Carcinoma
  • Diabetes
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dyspepsia Studies
  • Emphysema Studies
  • Etiologic Studies of Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Intravenous Sedation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Mountain Cedar Allergic Rhinitis
  • Oak Allergy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Perennial Allergic Rhinitis
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Ragweed Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
  • Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
  • Severe Sepsis
  • Spring Allergic Rhinitis
  • Stress Urinary Incontinence Study
  • Vaccine Studies

Sub-Investigator:

    Alzheimer's Disease

    • Chronic Cough
    • Constipation
    • Inhaled Insulin
    • Insomnia
    • Parkinson’s Disease Study
    • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
    • Vulvovaginal Candidiasis

John R. Holcomb, MD, CPI
A graduate of Texas A&M University, Dr. Holcomb attended Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed his pulmonary training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He was an attending physician at Brooke Army Medical Center. He is a member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals and The American College of Chest Physicians. He is a Certified Principal Investigator.

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine.

Investigator:

  • Antibiotic/Pneumonia study
  • Bronchoscopy in Chronic Bronchitis study
  • COPD studies
  • Chronic Cough Studies
  • Chronic Constipation studies
  • Hypertension studies
  • Irritable bowel syndrome studies.

Sub-investigator: Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis, Allergy/Asthma Studies, Alzheimer's Disease, Antibiotic Study of the Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia, Phase IIa Asthma Study,Cholesterol Studies, Complicated Hypertension Study, Complicated Urinary Tract Infection, Diabetes, Dyspepsia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome Study, Osteoarthritis Studies, Osteoporosis Study, Parkinson’s Disease Study, Pneumonia/Flu Vaccine Study, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Studies, Pulmonary Fibrosis Study, Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis studies, Shingles Vaccine., Stress Urinary Incontinence Study.

Staff Expertise

Our clinical research staff consists of Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses and Respiratory Therapists. The clinical research staff is trained to conduct trials within the Good Clinical Practice guidelines. Each clinical research coordinator is experienced in pulmonary function testing, allergy testing, ECG’s, venipuncture, and basic cardiac life support. The Registered Nurses also participate in IV infusion studies.

Brita Andrews, RN, MSN, CCRC
Chief Executive Officer

Hilda Pomroy, RRT, CCRC
Director of Clinical Operations

Laura Ramirez, RN, BSN, CCRC
Clinical Research Coordinator

Lisa Lopez, LVN, CCRC
Clinical Research Coordinator

Cheryl Sheets, RN, BSN, CCRC
Clinical Research Coordinator

Kathleen Smith, LVN, CCRC
Clinical Research Coordinator

Yvette Gutierrez, RN
Clinical Research Coordinator

Carlos Cervantes, RRT
Clinical Manager, Pulmonary Dynamics

Ofelia Rodriguez, CMA
Research Assistant

Tina Morales, CMA
Research Assistant

Tiffany Mapalo, CMA
Patient Recruiter

Teri White
Patient Recruiter

Esther Luis
Regulatory Specialist

Kelley Hablitz
Receptionist

Patient Demographics

The San Antonio metropolitan area population is 1.5 million and has a referral area of 3.5 million. Fifty percent of the population is Hispanic. A large proportion of our patients are adult seniors due to the retired military population. San Antonio is conducive to balanced research because of its large and diverse population.

Other Information

Special Skills

  • Experienced in Methacholine challenge
  • Experienced in nasal allergen provocation
  • Experienced in remote data entry.
  • Active subject database for patient recruitment.
  • Experienced media and marketing consultant.

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