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Clinical Trials

Together with our partners, we are recruiting study subjects for our observational studies in asthma and cystic fibrosis.


Children’s Asthma Registry (KIRA)

For the Children’s Asthma Registry (KIRA) we’re seeking participants aged 6 months to 18 years with asthma or recurring obstructive bronchitis. The study is carried out by the Pediatric Clinic of the University Lübeck in collaboration with our partners from the Medical School Hannover and the Clinic of the Ludwig-Maximilians University at Munich.

In case you are interested in participating, please contact Ms. Annegret Telsemeyer (telephone 0451/500-3951; e-mail annegret.telsemeyer(at)

Registry of Adult Asthmatics (ERA)

For the Registry of Adult Asthmatics (ERA) we are seeking patients with severe asthma (allergic or non-allergic) as well as healthy subjects. The study is carried out at LungenClinic Grosshansdorf and Research Center Borstel.

For further information and contacts, open attached pdf for Borstel or Grosshansdorf (asthmatics) and Grosshansdorf (healthy subjects) (in German).

Evaluation of non-invasive pursed-lip breathing ventilation (PLBV) in advanced COPD

We are evaluating a new non-invasive ventilation technique for patients with advanced COPD.

The device to be tested simulates the so-called pursed-lip breathing technique, which is described as being helpful by a number of patients. It is a development of the coordinating center of the study, the Research Center Borstel.

We intend to treat 250 patients in 2017/18 in five German study centers.

In case you are interested in participating in this study, you may find further information and contact details on the homepage of this study (in German).

TRACK-CF study for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF)

In this observational study we are looking for patients who got their CF diagnosis in the first four months of their life (e.g by newborn screening). Study center is the Pediatric Clinic of the University Lübeck.

In case you are interested in participating, please contact Ms. Annegret Telsemeyer (telephone 0451/500-42995; e-mail annegret.telsemeyer(at)


Other clinical trials

An overview of running clinical studies at all five DZL sites can be found on the website of the Lung Information Service (in German).