The Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health seeks adults age 18 and older with nontuberculosis-mycobacterium (NTM) lung disease for an observational research study. The purpose of the study is to find out more about nontuberculous mycobacteria, how to treat patients with NTM, and the importance of NTM in the home environment.
Participation includes completing an enrollment visit to answer some general questions about medical history and household environment. The study team will provide a kit for collecting some environmental/household samples. Participants will complete questionnaires and may be asked to provide a sputum sample. The study team will collect information related to NTM from medical results. There will be follow up visits every 3 months for up to 5 years that can be conducted in person, by email, or by phone.
This study has a sub-study for participants who are beginning antibiotics for NTM. Participation in the sub-study involves 2 additional in person visits. The first will occur within one month of enrollment and the second visit six months after enrollment. At each of these visits there will be 3 blood draws after taking standard of care NTM medication(s) at 2, 4 & 6 hours after dosing.
Any study-related testing will be provided at no cost to study participants or their insurance.
None, unless the study participants are participating in the sub-study. Those participants will receive a $50 dollar gift card for each visit.