Nasal Obstruction in Sleep Apnea Patients Compared to the General Population
Recent clinical findings of research at Trondheim University Hospital suggest that surgical correction of the nose septum in addition to volume reduction of the nose cavity may be beneficial in patients who suffer from both nose obstruction and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome(data not yet published).
This study aims to compare nose obstruction prevalence in sleep apnea patients and the general population
|Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome Nasal Obstruction|
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||A Comparative Study of Nasal Obstruction in a Sleep Apnea Population Compared to the General Population|
- patient reported nasal obstruction [ Time Frame: 1 week ]assessed by a 10-point visual analogue scale (VAS) and Sino Nasal Outcome Score(SNOT-20) questionnaire.
- objective nasal obstruction [ Time Frame: 1 week ]measured by acoustical rhinometry and Peak Nasal Inspiratory Flow (PNIF).
|Actual Study Start Date:||December 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2016|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
100 patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
100 subjects matching cases to age, sex, and body weight
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01282125
|St Olavs Hospital Trondheim University Hospital|
|Trondheim, Norway, 7020|
|Principal Investigator:||Ståle S. Nordgård, MD PhD||Aleris/NTNU|