The overall objective of the Feasibility of Retinoic Acid Treatment in Emphysema (FORTE) study is to conduct preliminary studies at 5 clinical centers preparatory to conducting a randomized, controlled, clinical trial on the efficacy of retinoic acid therapy in the management of emphysema. Objectives are to identify optimal patient populations, drugs and dosing schedules, and outcome measures for a large study, if indicated. This project serves as a clinical center for the study.
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