Does your preschooler have repeated bouts of coughing and wheezing??
APRIL - Azithromycin for Preventing the development of upper Respiratory tract Illness into Lower respiratory tract symptoms in children and OCELOT - Oral Corticosteroids for treating Episodes of significant LOwer respiratory Tract symptoms in children
Teague William, G
Dr. Gerald Teague, asthma researcher at UVa, is looking for pre-school children (aged 12 to 71 months old) who have repeated bouts of coughing and/or wheezing to join a research study. The purpose of the study is to see if starting antibiotics and/or oral steroid medications at the early signs of a respiratory illness can help prevent breathing problems such as severe coughing, shortness of breath, or wheezing in pre-school aged children. This study involves 10 study visits and 6 phone visits over a 12 month period. The pre-school age child in the study will receive the antibiotic azithromycin (Zithromax ® syrup) or prednisone syrup or placebo (inactive syrup) at the early stages of a cold. Albuterol use may continue for wheezing throughout the study. ? Study-related exams and medications will be provided free of charge. ? Compensation is up to $860.00 ? If you travel more than 50 miles round trip, you will be paid an additional $25 per clinic visit. If you are interested in learning more contact: Kristen Wavell BS 434-924-6874 Kww7d@virginia.edu or Denise Thompson-Batt, RRT CRC 434-924-6875 firstname.lastname@example.org Principal Investigator: W Gerald Teague MD IRB HSR # 15595