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Study of the Use of LUMA Lightwire

This study has been terminated.
(Insufficient findings for data analysis)
Information provided by:
Lahey Clinic Identifier:
First received: June 23, 2008
Last updated: February 17, 2009
Last verified: February 2009
This pilot study will evaluate the accuracy and ease of use of the LUMA light wire and whether trans-illumination of the sinuses is comparable to fluoroscopy during balloon dilation procedures.

Condition Intervention Phase
Sinusitis Procedure: Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery with Balloon Dilatation Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: LUMA Lightwire Study

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Further study details as provided by Lahey Clinic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time, ease and accuracy of placement - compare accuracy of trans-illumination with fluoroscopy [ Time Frame: at conclusion of subject enrollment ]

Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: March 2008
Study Completion Date: February 2009
Primary Completion Date: May 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Procedure: Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery with Balloon Dilatation
    Luma lightwire technology will be utilized in conjunction with fluoroscopy for patients with sinusitis undergoing functional endoscopic sinus surgery with balloon dilatation. Trans-illumination of the sinus will be compared to fluoroscopy for accuracy
Detailed Description:
50 patients undergoing functional endoscopic with balloon dilatation sinus surgery will be studied using the light wire technology. This will be used as a guide for the surgeon to know when they are safely in the sinus by trans-illumination through the sinus wall prior to utilizing balloon dilation. Routine fluoroscopy will be used as well to verify the position of the wire, which is currently standard practice. The ease, time required, and accuracy of placement will be recorded for each case and compared to data previously collected when suing standard wire technology.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients needing endoscopic sinus surgery
  • initial or previous sinus surgery subject will be included

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00705237

United States, Massachusetts
Lahey Clinic
Burlington, Massachusetts, United States, 01805
Sponsors and Collaborators
Lahey Clinic
Principal Investigator: Peter J Catalano, M.D. Lahey Clinic Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Peter Catalano, M.D., Lahey Clinic Identifier: NCT00705237     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LCID 2007-118
Study First Received: June 23, 2008
Last Updated: February 17, 2009

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Paranasal Sinus Diseases
Nose Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017