NHLBI TOPMed: Study of African Americans, Asthma, Genes and Environment (SAGE)
This is a parallel case-control pharmacogenetic study of bronchodilator drug response among African American children with and without asthma. Each participant had spirometry measured using the KoKo PFT System. Asthmatic participants were administered with 4 puffs of HFA Albuterol. Healthy participants were given a baseline spirometry test. The overall goal is to identify genetic factors which are predictive of drug response in children with asthma. The principal tools include a questionnaire and biological specimen collection. Participants were 8-21 years old at time of recruitment. Children with asthma have physician-diagnosed asthma, symptoms and medications.