Multicenter Asthma Research Collaboration

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00005563
First received: May 25, 2000
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: September 2002
  Purpose

To study the epidemiology of emergency asthma by focusing on three Multicenter Asthma Research Collaboration (MARC) databases collected over a two-year period in adult and pediatric emergency departments.


Condition
Asthma
Lung Diseases

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Natural History

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Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: July 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2001
Detailed Description:

BACKGROUND:

The Multicenter Airway Research Collaboration (MARC) was created by 12 emergency physicians in May 1996 to determine the best management of acute asthma in the emergency department. The principal investigator of MARC, Dr. Carlos Camargo, formed the MARC Steering Committee to help guide this collaboration. The MARC Coordinating Center is based at the Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA). Financial support for MARC has come from a variety of sources, including government, foundations, and industry. The NHLBI study used MARC databases.

DESIGN NARRATIVE:

Five representative aims were to: 1) characterize acute asthma management in urban emergency departments (EDs) and then compare current practice with that recommended in the 1997 national guidelines; 2) examine gender differences in acute asthma; 3) identify reasons why minority patients with asthma go to (and possibly prefer) the ED for their asthma care; 4) characterize important clinical subgroups, such as acute asthma among pregnant women and patients with sudden-onset severe acute asthma; and 5) examine risk factors for asthma hospitalization and for relapse after ED discharge.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

No eligibility criteria

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  More Information

Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00005563     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5110
Study First Received: May 25, 2000
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Asthma
Lung Diseases
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases

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