Center for Chinese Herbal Therapy for Asthma/PROJECT II

ID Number 04-0206-00200

Principal Investigator(s)
Hugh A Sampson

Department(s) or Division(s)
Pediatrics

Description

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.



Contact Information
Sharon Hamlin
(212) 241-1755
sharon.hamlin@mssm.edu


Recruiting Patients: No