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Gore Tex Implants in the Treatment of Atrophic Rhinitis (RA)

This study has suspended participant recruitment.
(lack of new patients)
Information provided by:
Hospital Felicio Rocho Identifier:
First received: January 27, 2009
Last updated: January 29, 2009
Last verified: January 2009

This is a retrospective study, involving patients with atrophic rhinitis, that underwent Gore tex® implants in the nasal fossa.

The Fetid Rhinitis or Atrophic Ozena is a chronic illness characterized by yellowish secretion in the initial phase and the other phases with fetid crusts and atrophy of the mucous bone covering. Diverse theories exist that try to explain the appearance of this pathology, such as: hereditary factors, immunological alterations, viral infection and nutritional lack. Currently, its etiology remains unknown. As there isn't any ideal treatment already established, this technique improves the options of treatment.

All patients have improved after the procedure.

Condition Intervention
Atrophic Rhinitis
Other: implants of polytetrafluoroethylene in tha nasal fossa

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Gore Tex Implants in the Treatment of Atrophic Rhinitis

Further study details as provided by Hospital Felicio Rocho:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • improvement of fetid crusts and atrophy of the mucous bone covering [ Time Frame: after surgery recovery ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • lack of side effects such as infection [ Time Frame: after the treatment ]

Enrollment: 5
Study Start Date: November 2006
Primary Completion Date: February 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
polytetrafluoroethylene Other: implants of polytetrafluoroethylene in tha nasal fossa
surgical implants of polytetrafluoroethylene in the nasal fossa

Detailed Description:
Data about 5 patients that underwent surgery to implant polytetrafluoroethylene in the nasal fossa was collect. The symptoms and complications were described.

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients that were submit to surgery to treat atrophic rhinitis with implants in the nasal fossa.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Symptoms of atrophic rhinitis, with previous clinical treatment without good results

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with mental illness
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Responsible Party: Larissa Oliveira Lauriano, Hospital Felício Rocho Identifier: NCT00832403     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Rinite Atrófica cep/hfr
Study First Received: January 27, 2009
Last Updated: January 29, 2009

Keywords provided by Hospital Felicio Rocho:
atrophic rhinitis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Rhinitis, Atrophic
Nose Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical processed this record on May 24, 2017