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January 20, 2011

DO SOY TABLETS IMPROVE ASTHMA CONTROL?

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Asthma experts from The Ohio State University Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital are conducting an alternative medicine clinical trial (SOYA) that is testing the hypothesis that children and adults with symptomatic asthma will have improved asthma control when treated with soy isoflavone supplements. The study, supported by the American Lung Association and the National Institutes of Health, will recruit 380 participants over the age of 12, and will randomly assign treatment of soy isoflavone supplements or placebo. Research participants will receive up to $400 for their participation. For more information, call 614-293-4978, or send an e-mail to: Lung.Research@osumc.edu

STUDY FOCUSES ON ASTHMATICS WITH RHINITIS AND SINUSITIS

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Many people with poorly controlled asthma also suffer from chronic rhinitis and sinusitis. Asthma experts from The Ohio State University Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital are seeking 380 participants, over the age of seven and non-smokers, with chronic rhinitis and sinusitis for a clinical trial. The study (STAN), supported by the American Lung Association and the National Institutes of Health, is testing the hypothesis that children and adults with symptomatic asthma will have improved asthma control when treated with nasal steroids for chronic rhinitis and sinusitis. Research participants will be randomly assigned to treatment with either nasal steroids or placebo, and will receive up to $375 for their participation. Researchers are seeking to determine whether study results provide insight to more effective methods for controlling asthma and treating chronic rhinitis and sinusitis. For more information, call 614-293-4978, or send an e-mail to: Lung.Research@osumc.edu.

PHYSICIANS CERTIFIED BY AMERICAN BOARD OF INTERNAL MEDICINE

The following Ohio State University Medical Center heart failure experts have successfully earned Board Certification in advanced heart failure/transplant medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM): Drs. William Abraham (43017), Philip Binkley (43221), Veronica Franco (43017), Garrie Haas (43017), Ayesha Hasan (43201), Rami Kahwash (43004), Carl Leier (43085) and Pallavi Solanki (43215). ABIM works to enhance the quality of health care by certifying internists and subspecialists who demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for excellent patient care. 

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Sherri L. Kirk
Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations
614-293-3737