Association Between Cytokines and Severity of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)-Induced Illness in the Elderly
This research study involves studying the genes that may affect how ill you become during respiratory infection with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV is a virus that often causes common colds.
Cytokines are chemicals that are naturally made by your body. Cytokine levels are increased in some people when they have common colds or wheezing caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The purpose of this study is to study the genes that may control cytokine levels during infection with RSV in the elderly population.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||The Association Between Cytokine Genotype Polymorphisms and Severity of RSV-Induced Illness in the Elderly|
A buccal brushing (cells collected from the inside of the cheek) will be collected and stored for DNA analysis.
|Study Start Date:||November 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Allegheny General Hospital|
|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15212|
|Principal Investigator:||Ritu Pabby, MD||West Penn Allegheny Health System|