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The purpose of this study is to examine the role of a well-known and well-tolerated antibiotic, doxycycline, in the treatment of cystic fibrosis patients who are hospitalized. This antibiotic does not effectively treat the bacteria in airways of cystic fibrosis patients, but may reduce the activity of inflammatory molecules in the disease.
One molecule that is inhibited by doxycycline is matrix metalloprotease-9, which is emerging as an important mediator of lung inflammation and damage in cystic fibrosis. We hypothesize that the addition of treatment with doxycycline in CF inpatients will reduce MMP-9 activity and inflammatory markers in the sputum of cystic fibrosis patients compared to CF patients not treated with doxycycline.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment
University of alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:07-0400
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