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Study of Nasal Irrigation Versus Nasal Spray for Chronic Nasal and Sinus Symptoms

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified December 2005 by University of Michigan.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
NeilMed Pharmaceuticals
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First received: April 21, 2006
Last updated: August 30, 2006
Last verified: December 2005

April 21, 2006
August 30, 2006
December 2005
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  • Change in the mean score of the sinonasal outcome test-20
  • Change in medication usage for nasal and sinus symptoms
  • Change in the mean score of the Sino Nasal Outcomes test-20\
  • Change in medication usage for nasal and sinus symptoms
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00318006 on Archive Site
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Study of Nasal Irrigation Versus Nasal Spray for Chronic Nasal and Sinus Symptoms
A Randomized Study of Nasal Irrigation Versus Nasal Spray for Chronic Nasal and Sinus Symptoms

This study will compare nasal saline irrigation with nasal saline spray for the treatment of chronic nasal and sinus symptoms. Participants will complete a questionnaire regarding their nasal and sinus symptoms and will be randomly assigned to one of the treatment groups. Each participant will be instructed on how to perform daily nasal treatment.The subjects will complete follow-up surveys at regular intervals to assess any change in their nasal symptoms after starting nasal saline treatment. Participants may take their usual medications for sinus symptoms during their participation in the study.

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Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Chronic Rhinosinusitis
  • Procedure: saline irrigation
  • Procedure: saline spray
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Pynnonen MA, Mukerji SS, Kim HM, Adams ME, Terrell JE. Nasal saline for chronic sinonasal symptoms: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Nov;133(11):1115-20.

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Active, not recruiting
August 2006
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age > 18 years
  • Presence of any one of the following symptoms for > 4 days/week and > 15 days in the past 1 month:

    • Nasal stuffiness
    • Nasal congestion
    • Nasal dryness or crusting
    • Abnormal nasal discharge
    • Thick nasal discharge

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) in the last 3 months
  • Epistaxis in the last 3 months that required treatment
  • Acute illness like otitis media, laryngitis, pharyngitis, or rhinitis in the last 2 weeks
  • Acute attack of asthma or bronchitis in the last 2 weeks
  • Inability to speak or read English
  • Current use of any of the study medications regularly for more than a week in the last 1 month
  • Any history of intolerance to saline treatment (if used)
18 Years and older
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
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University of Michigan
NeilMed Pharmaceuticals
Principal Investigator: Melissa A Pynnonen, MD University of Michigan
University of Michigan
December 2005

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