There was actually a clinical trial for Remicade to treat COPD. It was stopped early due to some severe side effects. I don't remember all the details. I think it might have been PB4 who once posted an URL to this information but can't swear on that. I was scheduled to start Remicade. I have COPD. When I heard that they were running a clinical trial to test Remicade's efficacy for treating COPD I was quite hopeful. What the heck treat two diseases w/one medication!! HOWEVER, when I went to CenterWatch to see if they were conducting a clinical trial in my area, the trial had been closed - early. That made me leary enough I cancelled my scheduled appointment for the first Remicade infusion. Later, when I read why the clinical trial was stopped early I thanked my lucky stars I had changed my mind and refused Remicade treatment!!!!
Mayo has to be fully aware of that clinical trial and its results and I sure would be pushing the Mayo pulmo for full information on that clinical trial. Who is your Mayo gastro? I was assigned to Dr William Tremaine.
I was officially with Dr. Pardy but actually saw a Fellow (Resident) named Thia.