Asthma – Airway Epithelial Cell Cytokine Profiles of Children With and Without Asthma Study
Condition or Therapy:
Airway, Breathing and Lungs; Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
What is the goal of this study?
The goal of this study is to learn how cells that line the lungs of our patients with asthma work differently than cells from children without asthma.
Who can join the study?
We are currently enrolling patients with and without asthma who are undergoing elective surgery at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Participants must meet certain eligibility requirements.
What will happen if my child takes part in this study?
If your child enrolls in the study, after they have gone to sleep from anesthesia, a doctor will quickly brush the inside of your child’s nostrils and windpipe, and a small amount of blood will be drawn to test for allergies. A study doctor would ask about your child’s medical history. You would be asked to come back to Seattle Children’s for a 30-minute follow-up visit to perform two painless lung function tests.