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The Clinical Efficacy of Topical Nasal Pomegranate Fruit Extract for Patients With Chronic Rhinosinusitis

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified November 2016 by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
Gan Shmuel Food LTD. Kibbutz Gan Shmuel. POB HEFER 30010.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Itzhak Braverman, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Identifier:
First received: March 25, 2012
Last updated: November 13, 2016
Last verified: November 2016

An explosion of interest in the numerous therapeutic properties of Punica granatum over the last decade has led to numerous in vitro, animal, and clinical trials. Pomegranate is a potent antioxidant, superior to red wine and equal to or better than green tea. In addition, anticarcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties suggest its possible use as a therapy or adjunct for prevention and treatment of several types of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Because of pomegranate's antimicrobial properties, it may aid in preventing infection by dental pathogens, pathogenic E. coli O157:H7, and antibiotic-resistant organisms such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Pomegranate's effect on bacterial pathogens has only been tested in vitro, however, necessitating human trials to refute or substantiate any clinical effect.

The possibility that pomegranate extracts may also have an effect on several other disease processes, such as Alzheimer's and obesity, underscores the need for more clinical research. Currently, numerous clinical trials are in progress exploring the therapeutic potential of pomegranate extracts.

Aim The investigators want to evaluate the effect of Punica granatum components on Chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps and chronic rhinitis.

Nasal Polyps

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Clinical Efficacy of Topical Nasal Pomegranate Fruit Extract (PFE) for Patients With Chronic Rhinitis, Chronic Sinusitis With or Without Nasal Polyps

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Further study details as provided by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 198
Study Start Date: April 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
chronic rhinitis,
chronic sinusitis
nasal polyps
control rhinitis
control sinusitis
control polyps

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Adults suffering from chronic rhinitis, sinusitis and nasal polyps

Inclusion Criteria:

  • above age 18
  • under age 80
  • patients with chronic rhinitis, sinusitis and nasal polyps
  • patients candidates for surgery or medical therapy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients that had nasal surgery before
  • smokers
  • Diabetes, chemotherapy or radiation therapy
  • Allergy to yeasts or pomegranate
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01564849

Contact: Itzhak Braverman, MD 972-4-630-4549

Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Recruiting
Hadera, Pob 169, Israel, 38100
Contact: Ahud Sternberg, MD   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
Gan Shmuel Food LTD. Kibbutz Gan Shmuel. POB HEFER 30010.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Itzhak Braverman, Head Otolarungology Head and Neck Surgery Unit, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Identifier: NCT01564849     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 89-2011
Study First Received: March 25, 2012
Last Updated: November 13, 2016

Keywords provided by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center:
Pomegranate fruit extract
nasal polyps

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nasal Polyps
Nose Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Paranasal Sinus Diseases processed this record on May 23, 2017