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PPAR-gamma: a Novel Therapeutic Target for Asthma?

2014-08-27 03:13:16 | BioPortfolio

Summary

To test the hypothesis that stimulation of PPAR-γ receptors has a therapeutic role in the treatment of asthma.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Asthma

Intervention

Pioglitazone

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

University of Nottingham

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:16-0400

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