NHLBI TOPMed: Genetics of Asthma in Latino Americans (GALA)
A Case pharmacogenetic study of bronchodilator drug response (Albuterol) among racially admixed Latino children with asthma between the ages of 8-40. Lung function testing was performed using the KoKo PFT system and each participant was administered albuterol dependent on age. Participants under 16 years of age, were administered 2 puffs of albuterol from a standard metered dose inhaler and 4 puffs for participants over 16 years old.
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 with asthma have physician-diagnosed asthma, symptoms and medications.