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Randomized Controlled Trial of TCRFVR and LAUP in Snorers

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Taichung Veterans General Hospital Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2005
History: No changes posted
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 Intervention
Snorer Procedure: TCRFVR and LAUP

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: 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

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Further study details as provided by Taichung Veterans General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • LAUP is more effective in eliminating snoring

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

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: March 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2004
Detailed Description:
Although Rf group was less effective, they felt less discomfort.

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: NCT00202943

Sponsors and Collaborators
Taichung Veterans General Hospital
Principal Investigator: Shih-An Liu, MD, MHA Taichung Veterans General Hospital
  More Information Identifier: NCT00202943     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 911007
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: September 13, 2005

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TCRFVR, LAUP, Snorer processed this record on June 23, 2017