Volunteers needed for lung disease research studies

The symptoms and problems associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can have a debilitating impact on quality of life. This chronic, progressive respiratory disorder can cause persistent coughing and repeated infections. 

More people are being diagnosed with the lung condition but only limited treatment options are available. But there is hope through life-saving clinical trials being undertaken at the Institute for Respiratory Health based at the Harry Perkins Institute in Perth. 

The Institute provides patients access to cutting-edge treatments and new medications unavailable elsewhere, entirely free of charge. Patients also receive specialised care from a clinical team who have a deep understanding of the patient’s condition and provide personalised advice, care and support. 

The Institute is currently looking for volunteers to participate in a new clinical trial. If you’ve been diagnosed with COPD and suffer from a daily productive cough, you might be eligible to participate. 

Why not get in touch? Every medical drug provided by your doctor or pharmacist today underwent a clinical trial. Not only will you be contributing to research that may change your quality of life, but you may also save lives for people with the same condition for generations to come. 

The Institute also needs volunteers for the following lung conditions – asthma, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, emphysema, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency. 

If you have any of these health conditions, or know someone who does and wish to participate in a life-changing clinical trial, please call (08) 6151 0813 or email admin@resphealth.uwa.edu.au.