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The Effects of r-metHuIFN-Gamma on the Lungs of Patients With AIDS

2014-08-27 03:59:09 | BioPortfolio

Summary

To determine safety and tolerance of administering aerosolized recombinant interferon gamma (IFN-gamma) for 4 weeks in patients with AIDS. To examine activation of alveolar macrophages by aerosolized IFN-gamma administration. To determine if subcutaneous (SC) injection of IFN-gamma can activate alveolar macrophages in AIDS patients.

Study Design

Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

HIV Infections

Intervention

Interferon gamma-1b

Location

New York Hosp - Cornell Med Ctr
New York
New York
United States
10021

Status

Completed

Source

NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:59:09-0400

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