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Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Clinical Trials

A listing of Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency medical research trials actively recruiting patient volunteers. Search for closest city to find more detailed information on a research study in your area.

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Found (18) clinical trials

What is Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency? Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency is a genetic (inherited) condition that may result in serious lung disease in adults and/or liver disease at any age. Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency occurs when there is a lack of a protein in the blood called alpha-1 antitrypsin, or AAT. AAT is ...

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A research study is evaluating an investigational medication that may slow the progression of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency in patients with emphysema.

A clinical trial sponsored by McMaster University for a research study for the treatment of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Bronchiectasis, Asthma, Pulmonary sarcoidosis, Emphysema, alpha-1-Antitrypsin deficiency, Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, Pulmonary Fibrosis

The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the ventilation defect percent (VDP), apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and/or the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) obtained by analysis of hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI at one or more time-points (over time in the absence of therapeutic intervention or following clinically indicated therapy) in healthy ...

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Alpha-1 Coded Testing(ACT) Study

Genetic testing for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is sometimes delayed despite established testing indications. All genetic tests have risks and possible benefits. The ACT study evaluates the population demographics, reasons for testing, and outcomes through a confidential testing program. Co-morbidities of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency other than lung and liver disease are ...

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Alpha-1 Foundation Research Registry

The Registry was established in 1997 by the Alpha-1 Foundation to facilitate research initiatives and promote the development of improved treatments and a cure for Alpha-1. Located at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, the Registry employs procedures that ensure the most stringent confidentiality of participants. The ...

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Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Adult Liver Study

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD) is a genetic disorder resulting in a low level of a protein called alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT). This deficiency can cause life-threatening liver disease and/or lung disease at various ages. Some patients experience life-threatening liver disease in childhood or liver cancer as adults. There is no specific ...

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The Effects of Discontinuation of Vitamin K Antagonists on the Rate of Elastin Degradation

Background: Elastin is a unique protein providing elasticity, resilience and deformability to dynamic tissues, such as lungs and vasculature. Elastin fibers are characterized by their high affinity for calcium. However, calcified elastin is more prone to the degrading effects of proteases and, in turn, partially degraded elastin has an even ...

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Management of Patients With Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Associated Emphysema

All patients who suffer from this disease are followed every 6 months during a 5 years period. FEV1 decline is the primary endpoint. Quality of life assessed using the Saint George's Respiratory Questionary is recorded too.

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Hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI for Imaging Pulmonary Function

Non-invasive imaging of pulmonary function is expected to provide critical insights that are needed to spur progress in characterizing and treating chronic pulmonary diseases. The current primary diagnostic measure is pulmonary function testing (PFT), which was introduced in the mid-19th century, yet remains the standard of care today. PFTs have ...

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Lung Disease and Its Affect on the Work of White Blood Cells in the Lungs

AAT deficiency is a genetic disorder that affects around 100,000 people in the USA, including 1-3% of all people diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In AAT deficient people diagnosed with COPD, it was originally believed the cause of the disease was due to a lack of supply of ...

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