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Asthma Clinic

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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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    Tissue Immune Interaction in Nasal Polyposis

    This study enrolls chronic rhinosinusitis patients with and without nasal polyps. Investigators aim to compare the percentage of ILC2 and tuft cells present in nasal tissue and secretions between those who present with nasal polyp...


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    Characterizing Asthma Sputum Elasticity in the UCSF Severe Asthma Research Program

    Lung function as a measure of asthma severity.


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    PrecISE (Precision Interventions for Severe and/or Exacerbation-Prone Asthma) Network Study

    Assessed prior to bronchodilator administration. Efficacy analyses will compare the end-of-period outcome values between test treatment and placebo.


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    Blood Lymphocytes in Asthmatics Treated With Therapeutic Proteins

    The investigators will compare lymphocyte counts in healthy controls to asthmatics on and off therapeutic proteins.


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


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    The Effect of NAC on Lung Function and CT Mucus Score

    The primary outcome is the % change in FEV1 from the start to the end of each two-week treatment period (either placebo or 20% NAC).


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    Characterization of Adult Subjects for Asthmatic Research Studies

    We will measure various indicators of airway inflammation and compare them with various phenotypic characteristics.


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