Pulmonary clinical trials

Clinical trials are research studies in which people help doctors and researchers find ways to improve health care. Each study tries to answer scientific questions and to find better ways to prevent, diagnose, or treat disease. The purpose of a clinical trial is to find out whether a medicine or treatment regimen is safe and effective for the treatment of a specific condition or disease. Clinical trials compare the effectiveness of the study medicine or treatment against standard, accepted treatment, or against a placebo if no standard treatment exists. Providence Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine offers clinical trials for appropriate patients who have conditions including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary hypertension, pneumonia, bronchiectasis, interstitial lung disease and acute respiratory distress syndrome.