Edinburgh Clinical Trials


The microbial effect of inhaled steroids in severe COPD patients with associated bronchiectasis

The aim of the study is to investigate whether inhaled steroids along with other types of inhaler, that open the airways, can affect the amount and type of bacteria in the airways. This will be assessed over 1 year in patients with GOLD Stage D COPD and a co-diagnosis of bronchiectasis.



Chief Investigator (UK): Dr Gourab Choudhury

Number and location of participating sites (by region/ country): 3 UK Sites

EudraCT number: 2022-000524-38

ISRCTN number:  15449782


Funder: Glaxo SmithKline

Start and End date of grant award: 01 September 2021 to 29 February 2024

Start and End date of recruitment: May 2022 to January 2023


Current status: In set up


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UK Sponsor: University of Edinburgh & NHS Lothian ACCORD

CI: Dr Gourab Choudhury, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Little France, Edinburgh, EH16 4TJ     email: Gourab.Choudhury@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Trial Management Team:  Lorna Dewar – tempestas.trial@ed.ac.uk

Research Nurse: Amy McLaren – amy.mclaren@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk


ECTU Involvement: Trial Management (UK only)