Pediatric Asthma Studies

(A research study for wheezing toddlers ages 12-59 months)

AVICA- Acetaminophen versus ibuprofen in children with asthma

The first part of this study (INFANT) is to find out if one asthma treatment works better over another in toddlers. Also, the researchers are looking to see if there is anything about a child that may help doctors predict which treatment would work better.

The second part of this study (AVICA) is trying to find out which medication (Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen) works best to reduce fever and/or pain in toddlers.

Participants will be enrolled in the INFANT study and the AVICA study at the same time.

During the study, there are several questionnaires, physical exams, a blood test and nasal swabs. Parents will be asked to complete diary cards.

Eligible participants will receive free asthma education, allergy testing, physical exams, asthma medications and supplies (such as nebulizers or aero chambers) and monetary compensation for each completed study visit.

Participation in this study will require up to 8 study visits and 7 study telephone calls over 12 months.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the INFANT/AVICA study, please contact Jennifer Dodds 404-727-5176 or