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The purpose of this study s to determine whether treatment with Iodinated Active Charcoal can improve lung function and physical capacity in patients with chronic obstructive lung disorders. The rational for the study is the observation that COPD patients have an increased tissue load of mercury interfering with the function by NeuroEpithelial Endocrine (NEE) cells in the respiratory tract. Mercury binding to these NEE cells leads to an increased smooth muscle tonus and a reduced response to bronchodilator treatment. Initial observational data have shown an improved lung function and improved functional capacity after treatment motivating a larger placebo controlled POC study
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
Iodinated Active Charcoal (IodoCarb)
Dept of Respiratory Medcine & Allergology, Skane University Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:36:54-0400
Study is to Determine the Extent of Pulmonary Absorption of Glycopyrrolate Following Dosing Via eFlow Nebulizer and Seebri® Breezhaler® With and Without Activated Charcoal in Subjects With Moderate to Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
The purpose of this research study is to determine the extent of pulmonary absorption of glycopyrrolate following dosing via eFlow nebulizer and Seebri® Breezhaler® with and without acti...
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A subcategory of CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE. The disease is characterized by hypersecretion of mucus accompanied by a chronic (more than 3 months in 2 consecutive years) productive cough. Infectious agents are a major cause of chronic bronchitis.
A condition associated with multiple episodes of sleep apnea which are distinguished from obstructive sleep apnea (SLEEP APNEA, OBSTRUCTIVE) by the complete cessation of efforts to breathe. This disorder is associated with dysfunction of central nervous system centers that regulate respiration. This condition may be idiopathic (primary) or associated with lower brain stem lesions; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (LUNG DISEASES, OBSTRUCTIVE); HEART FAILURE, CONGESTIVE; medication effect; and other conditions. Sleep maintenance is impaired, resulting in daytime hypersomnolence. Primary central sleep apnea is frequently associated with obstructive sleep apnea. When both forms are present the condition is referred to as mixed sleep apnea (see SLEEP APNEA SYNDROMES). (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p395; Neurol Clin 1996;14(3):611-28)
A disease of chronic diffuse irreversible airflow obstruction. Subcategories of COPD include CHRONIC BRONCHITIS and PULMONARY EMPHYSEMA.
Any disorder marked by obstruction of conducting airways of the lung. AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION may be acute, chronic, intermittent, or persistent.
A scopolamine derivative and CHOLINERGIC ANTAGONIST that functions as a BRONCHODILATOR AGENT. It is used in the treatment of CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE.
Pulmonary relating to or associated with the lungs eg Asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, Influenza, Lung Cancer, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Sleep Disorders etc Follow and track Lung Cancer News ...
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
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