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Vol. LXV, No. 17
August 16, 2013

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Pioglitazone Severe Asthma Clinical Trial

Patients with severe asthma may be eligible to participate in a study at the Clinical Center. The purpose of this study is to determine if a widely used agent for diabetes can improve asthma. Eligible patients will receive a comprehensive evaluation. There is no cost for participating in the study. For more information, contact our research coordinator, toll free, at 1-877-NIH-LUNG (1-877-644-5864), ext. 2 or via email at You may also contact the NIH Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office via TTY 1-866-411-1010.

Volunteers Needed with Chronic Liver Disease

NIDDK seeks volunteers 18 and older with chronic liver disease such as hepatitis, fatty liver and cirrhosis to join a research study. Fatigue is common in people with liver disease and can severely affect quality of life. Researchers want to learn what causes fatigue in people with liver disease. You do not need to have fatigue to participate in this study. You will complete a sleep diary for 1 week, answer questionnaires and have blood draws. You will spend 1 night at the Clinical Center where your sleep will be monitored (sleep study). Study-related procedures are provided at no cost. Compensation may be provided. For more information, call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) and refer to study 13-DK-0142.

Overweight Male Volunteers Needed

Healthy volunteers are needed to participate in a study to collect information about changes in your energy expenditure when exposed to different environmental temperatures. Currently, we are seeking Caucasian men ages 18-35 with a BMI (body mass index) of 30-40 kg/m2. BMI may be calculated with a formula found at The study requires a 2-week inpatient stay at the Clinical Center. Compensation is provided. Call (301) 594-6799 for more information. Refer to study 12-DK-0097.

Postpartum Depression Studies

Healthy women ages 18-50 who had postpartum depression in the past are invited to participate in outpatient research studies. There is no cost for participation. Compensation is provided. Call (301) 496-9576 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) or visit online at Refer to study 95-M-0097.

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