בשל "הגנת זכויות יוצרים" מובא להלן קישור לתקציר המאמר. לקריאתו בטקסט מלא, אנא פנה/י לספרייה הרפואית הזמינה לך.
The purpose of this study was to test whether cryotherapy is superior to a sham procedure for reducing symptoms of chronic rhinitis.
This study was a prospective, multicenter, 1:1 randomized, sham-controlled, patient-blinded trial. The predetermined sample size was 61 participants per arm.
Adults with moderate/severe symptoms of chronic rhinitis who were candidates for cryotherapy under local anesthesia were enrolled.
Participants were required to have minimum reflective Total Nasal Symptom Scores (rTNSSs) of 4 for total, 2 for rhinorrhea, and 1 for nasal congestion.
Follow-up visits occurred at 30 and 90 days postprocedure. Patient-reported outcome measures included the rTNSS, standardized Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire [RQLQ(S)], and Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation (NOSE) questionnaires. Adverse events were also recorded.
The primary endpoint was the comparison between the treatment and sham arms for the percentage of responders at 90 days.
Responders were defined as participants with a 30% or greater reduction in rTNSS relative to baseline.