Center for Chinese Herbal Therapy for Asthma
ID Number 04-0206Principal Investigator(s)
Department(s) or Division(s)
Asthma is a worldwide major public health problem, which currently affects 15 million people in the United States and the incidence is increasing. Although corticosteroids are widely used for asthma treatment, their side effects are a significant concern, particularly for children. A recent NIH Inner-city Asthma Study found that continuous daily treatment with inhaled corticosteroids had no long-term therapeutic benefit in terms of lung function, and new asthma medications, including leukotriene inhibitors and anti-IgE, have shown only marginal benefits. The need for safe and effective treatments of this disease is urgent.
Recruiting Patients: No