Patients with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) 50-84 yrs old required

Do you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD?

Would you like to take part in research and help develop better treatments for the future?

We are trying to understand more about a type of bacteria called Pneumococcus. These bacteria can cause infections particularly in young children and elderly people.

We want to investigate the effect of a breathing condition called Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) on bacteria carried in the nose

We invite volunteers with COPD that are generally fit and well to have a few drops of the bacteria put in your nose. After this we will monitor the body’s response carefully. You will be given a safety pack to keep with you throughout the study.

Volunteers will be seen as an outpatient and you will be required to give blood and nasal samples.

Please contact the respiratory research team for more information if you are a

  • Generally Healthy
  • COPD
  • Aged 50 - 84 years

(You will be paid for your time and inconvenience)

 

Please contact Respiratory Research in Medecine for further information on:

Tel: 0151 702 9486 or 07740 410 290

Email: [email protected](link sends e-mail)

Text 2VOL to 88802

Web site: http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/research/topics/pneumonia