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Clinical Evaluation of the Steroid-Eluting Sinexus Intranasal Splint When Used Following Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) in Patients With Chronic Sinusitis

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Intersect ENT Identifier:
First received: June 1, 2009
Last updated: March 25, 2015
Last verified: March 2015
This study allows continued access to the Sinexus Intranasal Splint while a marketing application is being prepared. This study will generate additional performance, reimbursement and safety data for the steroid-eluting Sinexus Intranasal Splint when used following Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) in patients with chronic sinusitis (CS).

Condition Intervention
Chronic Sinusitis
Device: Steroid-Eluting Sinexus Intranasal Splint

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: A Clinical Evaluation of the Steroid-Eluting Sinexus Intranasal Splint When Used Following Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in Patients With Chronic Sinusitis

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Further study details as provided by Intersect ENT:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety as Determined by the Frequency of Serious Adverse Local Tissue Response (SALT) [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
  • Device Placement Success Rate [ Time Frame: At the time of procedure ]
    A proportion where the numerator is the number of successful device placements and denominator is the number of attempted sinuses.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Assessment of Changes From Baseline in Intra-ocular Pressure and Lens Opacities [ Time Frame: Baseline and 30 days ]
    Ocular safety was characterized by assessing the frequency and severity of changes from baseline in intra-ocular pressure and lens opacities. No specific pass/fail criteria we specified.

  • Number of Sinuses With Significant Post-operative Adhesion Formation [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
    Adhesions were graded on a 5 point categorical scale with grades 3 and 4 considered clinically significant. 0=none, 1=small/non-obstructing, 2=obstructing/easily separated, 3=dense/obstructing/difficult to separate, and 4=severe/complete adhesion to lateral nasal wall.

Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: March 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Sinexus Intranasal Splint
Patient receives a drug-coated intranasal splint
Device: Steroid-Eluting Sinexus Intranasal Splint
Intranasal drug-coated splint placed after functional endoscopic surgery (FESS)


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient is 18 years of age or older
  • Patient has a diagnosis of chronic sinusitis
  • Patient has a clinical indication for and has consented to FESS
  • Patient CT scan confirms CS diagnosis within 6 months of procedure
  • CT sacn confirms presence of disease in ethmoid sinus(es)
  • Planned FESS includes unilateral or bilateral total ethmoidectomy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Immune deficiency (IGG subclass deficiency or IGA deficiency)
  • Oral-steroid dependent COPD, asthma or other condition
  • Clinical evidence of acute bacterial sinusitis
  • History or diagnosis of glaucoma or ocular hypertension
  • Clinical evidence or suspicion of invasive fungal sinusitis
  • Evidence of disease or condition expected to compromise survival or ability to complete follow-up
  • Known history of allergy or intolerance to corticosteroids
  • History of insulin dependent diabetes
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00912405

United States, California
Central California Ear, Nose Thraot
Fresno, California, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Intersect ENT
  More Information

Responsible Party: Intersect ENT Identifier: NCT00912405     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P500-0209
Study First Received: June 1, 2009
Results First Received: October 23, 2014
Last Updated: March 25, 2015

Keywords provided by Intersect ENT:
Patients diagnosed with Chronic Sinusitis undergoing functional endoscopic surgery (FESS)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chronic Disease
Paranasal Sinus Diseases
Nose Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes processed this record on April 28, 2017