Tonsillectomy in Recurrent Tonsillitis
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00136877|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2006 by Oulu University Hospital.
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
First Posted : August 29, 2005
Last Update Posted : December 29, 2006
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Tonsillitis||Procedure: (adeno)tonsillectomy||Not Applicable|
Tonsillectomy is widely used worldwide in recurrent streptococcal tonsillitis, but its effect remains unknown.
In this randomized controlled trial, the effect of tonsillectomy (compared to watchful waiting) in preventing further culture proven symptomatic streptococcal pharyngitis episodes is studied. In addition, symptoms after the operation, side effects, and life quality issues are recorded.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Enrollment :||70 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Effect of Tonsillectomy on Preventing Recurrent Streptococcal Throat Infections: A Randomized Controlled Trial|
|Study Start Date :||October 2001|
|Study Completion Date :||December 2005|
- microbiologically confirmed streptococcal pharyngitis episodes
- side effects
- quality of life issues
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00136877
|Oulu University Hospital|
|Oulu, Finland, FIN-90029|
|Study Director:||Olli-Pekka Alho, MD||Dept of Otolaryngology, University of Oulu, Finland|