Asthma Clinic

The UCSF Asthma Clinic provides comprehensive, highly specialized care for patients with moderate to severe asthma. Our services include diagnostic testing, physiologic and allergic evaluation, optimization of medical management and education in asthma self-management.

We also have ongoing research studies to evaluate potential asthma treatments that some patients may be eligible for. Interested patients should inquire to see if they can participate.

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    Decorative Caduceus

    The Effect of NAC on Lung Function and CT Mucus Score

    This study evaluates 20% n-acetylcysteine (NAC) in the treatment of moderate-to-severe asthma that is complicated by mucus in the airway, as determined by CT imaging. The study is a crossover design, which means that...

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    RETHINC: REdefining THerapy In Early COPD for the Pulmonary Trials Cooperative

    The study hypothesis is that symptomatic current and former smokers with spirometric values within the normal range (post-bronchodilator FEV1/FVC≥0.70 and post-BD FVC ≥ 70% predicted will still derive symptomatic ben...

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    Inpatient Clinical Trial of NAC

    The purpose of this study is to determine the beneficial effect of n-acetylcysteine (NAC), an inhaled medication that breaks down mucus, on lung function. NAC is a medication approved by the US Food and Drug Administ...

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    CF And Effects of Drugs Mixed Ex Vivo With Sputum for Mucolytic Treatment

    The investigators will collect samples of sputum from healthy volunteers and patients with cystic fibrosis for the purpose of: a) purifying airway mucins for plate-based binding studies and; b) assessment of the effe...

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    Losartan Effects on Emphysema Progression

    A randomized, parallel, placebo controlled trial to evaluate the effect of 100mg/day losartan on the progression of emphysema as measured by quantitative HRCT compared to placebo .

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    Characterization of Adult Subjects for Asthmatic Research Studies

    This study is designed to characterize subjects in terms of the nature and severity of their asthma and in terms of conditions that may alter the clinical expression of asthma. Some features will be obtained in all s...

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    Study of the Inflammation and Airway Changes That Occur After Exposure to Allergen in Asthmatic...

    This protocol describes a single site mechanistic study to investigate microRNAs (miRNAs) that are differentially expressed in the airway epithelium of patients with asthma at baseline and in response to allergen cha...

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    Characterizing Asthma Sputum Elasticity in the UCSF Severe Asthma Research Program

    This study is designed to characterize subjects in terms of their sputum phenotype. The purpose of this study is to learn more about the impact of having abnormally elastic sputum on asthma severity by comparing subj...

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    Mechanisms of Exacerbation of Asthma

    The purpose of this study is to identify the causes of asthma that were not previously suspected, to better understand the effects of inhaled steroids on asthma and to identify new way to treat asthma.

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    Awards & recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Best hospital in Northern California

    • usnews-pulmonology

      Best in Northern California for pulmonology and lung surgery

    • n7-2x

      Ranked No. 8 in the nation for pulmonology and lung surgery

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    What to Bring

    • Completed forms, which we will send to you before your appointment
    • ID
    • Insurance card
    • Medications or list of medications you are taking, including dosage, method and frequency
    • CD of past imaging studies, if possible

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