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Randomized Controlled Trial of TCRFVR and LAUP in Snorers

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 20, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 20, 2005
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Taichung Veterans General Hospital

Brief Summary:
We hypothesis that radiofrequency will cause less post-operative discomfort when compared with laser assited uvulopharyngoplasty. 40 patients with primary snore will be enrolled into this study. After overnight sleep test confimred that no obstructive sleep apnea existed, cases were informed consented. Then they were randomized into two groups. Post-operative pain, duration of analgesics were recorded.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Snorer Procedure: TCRFVR and LAUP

Detailed Description:
Although Rf group was less effective, they felt less discomfort.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparison of Clinical Effect Between Temperature-Controlled Radio-Frequency Uvuloplasty and Laser Assisted Uvulo-Pharyngoplasty in Patients Who Snore
Study Start Date : March 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2004

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MedlinePlus related topics: Snoring
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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. LAUP is more effective in eliminating snoring

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. However, Rf cause less post-operative discomfort

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • RDI < 5/h

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous treated snoring, coagulation disorder

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00202943

Sponsors and Collaborators
Taichung Veterans General Hospital
Principal Investigator: Shih-An Liu, MD, MHA Taichung Veterans General Hospital Identifier: NCT00202943     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 911007
First Posted: September 20, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 20, 2005
Last Verified: September 2005

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