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Boston, Massachusetts 02215


Purpose:

It is not clearly understood what causes tracheobronchomalacia (weakening of the windpipe and airways) or tracheal stenosis (narrowing of the windpipe). We plan to take biopsies (small pieces of tissue) and brushings (to collect the cells that form the lining of the airway) from the airways of patients with these diseases and analyze these samples in a laboratory to try and determine the mechanism of disease. We will compare the results with that of patients with normal airways.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - (study group): age ≥ 18, willingness and ability to give informed consent, clinical indication for bronchoscopy and biopsy, prior bronchoscopic diagnosis of tracheobronchomalacia, prior bronchoscopic diagnosis of subglottic stenosis (either idiopathic or post-intubation), and smoking cessation for ≥ 4 months. There is no gender or racial restriction. Pregnant women will not be included in the study because of the potential for hypoxemia (especially fetal) and prolongation of the procedure if complications arise. Patients must have family/friends to drive them home following the procedure. - (control group): age ≥ 18, willingness and ability to give informed consent, clinical indication for bronchoscopy and biopsy, no prior diagnosis of any airway disease of any etiology, and smoking cessation for ≥ 4 months. There is no gender or racial restriction. Pregnant women will not be included in the study because of the potential for hypoxemia (especially fetal) and prolongation of the procedure if complications arise. Patients must have family/friends to drive them home following the procedure. Exclusion Criteria: - (study group): pre-existing airway disorders other than tracheobronchomalacia or subglottic stenosis, etiology of subglottic stenosis other than idiopathic or post-intubation, pulmonary vascular disease, inability to tolerate intravenous conscious sedation. - (control group): any pre-existing airway disorder, pulmonary vascular disease, and inability to tolerate intravenous conscious sedation.


NCT ID:

NCT00705848


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Sidhu Gangadharan, M.D.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Boston, Massachusetts 02215
United States



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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 23, 2018

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