Evaluation of the Causes and Disease Processes of Chronic Lung Disease

Conditions Phase Intervention Type
    Pulmonary Disease Lung Diseases


Ages Eligible for Study
7 years to 90 years
Genders Eligible for Study


Computed Tomography, Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy, Pulmonary Function Testing, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing, and Allergen Skin Testing


National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Inclusion Criteria

Symptoms consistent with pulmonary disease.

May have family history of lung disease.

Patients with diseases of organs with known association with lung disease.

Ranging in age from 7 to 90 years old.

Exclusion Criteria

Persons with no clinical evidence of lung disease.

Detailed Description

Chronic lung diseases are disorders associated with abnormalities in any of the structures involved in the process of breathing and bringing oxygen into the lungs and blood. This includes abnormalities in the airways, lungs, blood vessels in and around the lungs, and the tissue covering the lungs (pleura). The purpose of this research study is to evaluate patients referred to the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Branch of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in order to; 1. <TAB>Develop a better understanding of the causes and disease processes involved in disorders of the lungs 2. <TAB>Identify patients eligible to participate in other P-CCMB research studies

Contacts and Locations

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00001183


  • National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike
    Bethesda, Maryland United States

    Status: Recruiting

    Contact info For more information at the NIH Clinical Center contact Office of Patient Recruitment (OPR)

Overall Contact

Joel Moss, M.D.
(301) 496-1597

Overall Contact Backup

Tania R Machado
(301) 496-3632