Collection of Airway, Blood and/or Urine Specimens From Subjects for Research Studies

Study Purpose

The purpose of this study is to obtain biologic materials from the blood, airways and/or urine of normal individuals and individuals with lung disease. The normal are used to establish a set of normal ranges for various parameters. These provide control information when compared to individuals with various pulmonary diseases, and will help in understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis of various lung diseases. The underlying hypothesis is that the pathologic morphological changes in the airway epithelium must be preceded by changes in the gene expression pattern of the airway epithelium and potentially in macrophages.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Healthy volunteers are participants who do not have a disease or condition, or related conditions or symptoms

Yes
Study Type

An interventional clinical study is where participants are assigned to receive one or more interventions (or no intervention) so that researchers can evaluate the effects of the interventions on biomedical or health-related outcomes.


An observational clinical study is where participants identified as belonging to study groups are assessed for biomedical or health outcomes.


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Observational
Eligible Ages 18 Years and Over
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Group 1.1
  • - HEALTHY VOLUNTEER RESEARCH SUBJECTS (Healthy as defined by those not having lung disease and inclusive of: all races, ethnicities, sex, HIV status, smoking status and multiple birth status, etc., within the general population.
Smoking status is defined for individuals that may use any of the following: cigarettes, pipes, E-cigarettes, waterpipe, shisha, etc.):
  • - All study subjects should be able to provide informed consent - Males or females ages 18 years and older - Must provide HIV informed consent Group 1.2 - VOLUNTEER RESEARCH SUBJECTS WITH LUNG DISEASE (As defined by those having lung disease or symptoms of lung disease and inclusive of: all races, ethnicities, sex, HIV status, smoking status and multiple birth status, etc., within the general population.
Smoking status is defined for individuals that may use any of the following: cigarettes, pipes, E-cigarettes, waterpipe, shisha, etc.):
  • - Must provide informed consent - Males and females age 18 years and older - Lung disease proven by at least one of the following: symptoms consistent with pulmonary disease; (2) chest X-rays consistent with lung disease; (3) pulmonary function tests consistent with lung disease; (4) lung biopsy consistent with lung disease; (5) family history of lung disease; and/or (6) diseases of organs with known association with lung disease - Must provide HIV informed consent Additional Inclusion criteria for CF subjects: • All CF subjects will be homozygous for the ΔF508 mutation, with mild-moderate lung disease as defined by FEV1 ≥ 50% Group 2 - WCMC/NYPH CLINICAL PATIENTS - Must provide informed consent - Males and females, age 18 years and older - Lung disease proven by at least one of the following: (1) symptoms consistent with pulmonary disease; (2) chest X-rays consistent with lung disease; (3) pulmonary function tests consistent with lung disease; (4) lung biopsy consistent with lung disease; (5) family history of lung disease; and (6) diseases of organs with known association with lung disease Group 3 - PCNY CLINICAL PATIENTS VOLUNTEER RESEARCH SUBJECTS WITH LUNG DISEASE - Must provide informed consent - Males and females, age 18 years and older - Lung disease proven by at least one of the following: symptoms consistent with pulmonary disease; (2) chest X-rays consistent with lung disease; (3) pulmonary function tests consistent with lung disease; (4) lung biopsy consistent with lung disease; (5) family history of lung disease; and (6) diseases of organs with known association with lung disease

    Exclusion Criteria:

    Group 1.1 - HEALTHY VOLUNTEER RESEARCH SUBJECTS - Individuals not deemed in good overall health by the investigator during screening visits and/or prior to the bronchoscopy will not be accepted into the study.
  • - Individuals with history of chronic lung disease, including asthma or with recurrent or recent (within three months) acute pulmonary disease will not be accepted into the study.
  • - Individuals with allergies to atropine or any local anesthetic will not be accepted into the study.
  • - Individuals with allergies to pilocarpine, isoproterenol, terbutaline, atropine or aminophylline will not be accepted into the study.
  • - Females who are pregnant or nursing will not be accepted into the study Group 1.2 - VOLUNTEER RESEARCH SUBJECTS WITH LUNG DISEASE - Any history of allergies to xylocaine, lidocaine, versed, valium, atropine, pilocarpine, isoproterenol, terbutaline, aminophylline, or any local anesthetic will not be included in the study - Individuals deemed unable to complete the bronchoscopy due to health concerns by the investigator.
- Females who are pregnant or nursing Additional Exclusion criteria for CF subjects: - Experienced a recent (≤ 8 weeks) pulmonary exacerbation of their disease Group 2 - WCMC/NYPH CLINICAL PATIENTS - Patient refuses consent Group 3 - PCNY CLINICAL PATIENTS - Patient refuses consent

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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NCT01776398
Phase

Phase 1: Studies that emphasize safety and how the drug is metabolized and excreted in humans.

Phase 2: Studies that gather preliminary data on effectiveness (whether the drug works in people who have a certain disease or condition) and additional safety data.

Phase 3: Studies that gather more information about safety and effectiveness by studying different populations and different dosages and by using the drug in combination with other drugs.

Phase 4: Studies occurring after FDA has approved a drug for marketing, efficacy, or optimal use.

Lead Sponsor

The sponsor is the organization or person who oversees the clinical study and is responsible for analyzing the study data.

Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Principal Investigator

The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.

Ronald G. Crystal, M.D.
Principal Investigator Affiliation Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Agency Class

Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.

OtherNIH
Overall Status Recruiting
Countries United States
Conditions

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Smoking, Smoking Cessation, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), Rheumatoid Arthritis-Associated Interstitial Lung Disease (RA-ILD), Scleroderma-Associated Interstitial Lung Disease (SSC-ILD)
Additional Details

This is a protocol to obtain blood, urine and/or airway specimens from normal individuals and individuals with lung disorders in order to carry out laboratory studies looking at genetic expression, gene transfer, infection, proteins, human genes, and to store specimens for future genetic studies. Specimens collected may include blood, urine and airway samples (nasal, airway brushing, biopsy and/or washings) from consenting subjects. Subjects will include both individuals diagnosed with lung disease and healthy control subjects. The purpose of this study is to obtain biologic materials from the blood, airways and/or urine of normal individuals and individuals with lung disease. The normal are used to establish a set of normal ranges for various parameters. These provide control information when compared to individuals with various pulmonary diseases, and will help in understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis of various lung diseases. The investigators will use bronchoscopy (inserting a scope into the lungs) to obtain airway cells by brushing, biopsy and/or washings in individuals with lung disease and in healthy controls. By studying those cells, the investigators hope to learn more about the specific causes of lung disease, how lung disease manifests and progresses, and how lung disease can be treated.

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New York, New York

Status

Recruiting

Address

Weill Cornell Medical College and Weill Cornell Medical Center, Department of Genetic Medicine

New York, New York, 10065-4870

Site Contact

Grace Mammen, BA, CCRP

gwm2004@med.cornell.edu

646-962-2672

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