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Clinical Studies

Clinical research is very important because it is one of the best ways to improve patient care. Currently, hundreds of studies are taking place throughout Lurie Children's, including at the research institute, that involve many of our doctors, nurses, clinical research professionals, scientists and technicians.

Search below for a clinical study, or to see a more comprehensive listing of the clinical studies taking place at Lurie Children's, please use our link to the ClinicalTrials.gov website.

You can learn more about the clinical research process on our guide to clinical research for parents and children.

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Best African American Response to Asthma Drugs (BARD)

ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT01967173

The purpose of this study is to find the best treatment for African-American people who have asthma that is not well controlled on a low dose of inhaled steroid. This study will also try to find out if African-American adults and children differ in how they respond to the medications used in this study. The study will also try to see if genes...

Asthma Phenotypes in the Inner City (APIC)

ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT01383941

Asthma is a complex, heritable disease that affects more than 11.2% of the U.S. population, which represents approximately 9 million children and 23 million adults. Although the underlying characteristics of asthma exist in virtually all patients, the clinical expression of the disease and response to treatment are highly variable. The purpose of...

Oral Immunotherapy for Wheat Allergy (Wheat OIT)

ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT01980992

This study is being done to learn about the medical effects, the safety, and the immunologic effects of Wheat Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) treatment. The goal of the study is to find out whether subjects can develop the ability to eat wheat (the food allergen) regularly without allergic symptoms after stopping the study treatment.