Research Study

The Effects of Traffic-Related Air Pollution on Smokers at Risk for Developing COPD
Principal Investigator 
Christopher Carlsten

Overview

Body Locations and Systems 
COPD
Disorders and Conditions 
ClinicalTrials.gov# 
NCT02236039
Status 
Recruiting
Study Start/End 
Jul 3, 2014 to Dec 1, 2018
Locations 
St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital
Name/Title 
Min Hyung Ryu, Research Coordinator
Phone 
604-875-5132
Email Address 
ryum@mail.ubc.ca
Purpose of Study 

The investigators are investigating the effects of traffic-related diesel exhaust on lung function and the immune system in those at risk for COPD. The individual will be exposed to either filtered air (FA) or carefully controlled levels of diesel exhaust (DE) in our exposure chamber. Post exposure the individual will complete a steady state exercise test. 24h later, a procedure called bronchoscopy (whereby a thin, flexible tube is placed down the throat and into the lungs) will be used so that samples can be collected from the lungs. After 1 month the entire procedure will be repeated with the alternative exposure.

recruitment poster

Eligibility 

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Disclaimer 

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