Severe Asthma Research Program (SARP)
A National Institutes of Health/ National Heart, Lung & Blood Institutes
Even if you do not have severe asthma, you may qualify for participation in SARP...
You will likely qualify for participation in SARP as a severe asthmatic if you:
1. Have been diagnosed with asthma by a physician
2. Require high or continuous doses of asthma medications, such as Advair, Symbicort, prednisone or
3. Still have asthma symptoms on a regular basis
4. Have had frequent or severe exacerbations of asthma (requiring prednisone, ER visits, hospitalizations)
5. Are not currently smoking and have smoked less than 5-10 years total
6. Are 6 yrs of age and older
7. Have Evidence of airway liability, including either:
1. FEV1 bronchodilator reversibility ≥ 12% (if the subject is 6-17 years of age, FEF25-75 reversibility ≥
30% will also suffice), or
2. Airway hyper-responsiveness reflected by a methacholine PC20 ≤16 mg/mL.
You may also qualify for participation in SARP as a “comparative” patient with mild asthma:
You must be diagnosed with asthma, be between 6 and 75 yrs of age and not be currently smoking or have smoked for more than 5-10 yrs.
If you think you may qualify - click on "Participate in SARP" button on the left!
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America www.aafa.org
American Lung Association www.lung.org
American Thoracic Society www.thoracic.org
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology www.aaaai.org