Pulmonary - Critical Care & Sleep Medicine


Warm blanket, new heart for Port Gibson womanTomorrow. Every Day.Mississippi Miracles RadiothonLocal students among record number of graduates at UMMC's 57th Commencement
  • Cystic Fibrosis Research Studies

    For more information on these studies, please contact (601) 815-9172

    Genetic modifiers in cystic fibrosis liver disease: The purpose of the study is to collect blood samples from patients with cystic fibrosis for DNA (genetic) testing. These blood samples, plasma, and clinical information will be stored and used for medical research in this long-term research study.  Researchers are interested in studying DNA blood samples from people with CF to determine if other non-CF genes (modifiers) may contribute to the development of severe CF liver disease.  Identifying genetic modifiers that influence CF Liver Disease may ultimately lead to a better understanding of cystic fibrosis, and may be useful in developing new screening approaches or treatments.  Joseph M. Majure, M.D., Principal Investigator

    For more information:
    http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00804583?term=Genetic Modifiers Lung&rank=3

    Genetic modifiers in cystic fibrosis/ twin sibling study:  The purpose of the study is to determine if other genes may contribute to severity or mildness of CF lung disease (genetic modifiers).  Segments of the DNA called genes are responsible for passing particular traits such as eye color from parents to children.  Just as some genes control eye and hair color, others affect the chances that we will get certain diseases or the severity of those diseases. Identifying genetic modifiers that influence lung disease severity may ultimately lead to a better understanding of cystic fibrosis, and may be useful in developing new treatments.  Therefore, this study will collect blood samples from patients and parents of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) for DNA (genetic) testing. These blood samples, plasma, and clinical information will be stored and used for cystic fibrosis research in this long-term research study.  Joseph M. Majure, M.D., Principal Investigator

    For more information:
    http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00037778?term=Genetic Modifiers Lung&rank=1

    Genetic modifiers in cystic fibrosis lung disease: The purpose of the study is to collect blood samples from patients with cystic fibrosis for DNA (genetic) testing. Segments of the DNA called genes are responsible for passing particular traits such as eye color from parents to children.  Just as some genes control eye and hair color, others affect the chances that we will get certain diseases or the severity of the disease.  These blood samples and information collected from your/your child’s clinic visit will be stored and used for medical research in this long-term research study.  Researchers are interested in studying blood samples from people with CF to determine if other non-CF genes (modifiers) may contribute to severity or mildness of CF lung disease.  Identifying genetic modifiers that influence lung disease severity may ultimately lead to a better understanding of cystic fibrosis, and may be useful in developing new treatments. Joseph M. Majure, M.D. Principal Investigator

    For more information:
    http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00037765?term=Genetic Modifiers Lung&rank=2