A Randomized Trial of the Management of Pediatric Chronic Rhinosinusitis with or without Balloon Sinuplasty
Aims: The study seeks to answer if children with chronic rhinosinusitis who undergo adenoidectomy with balloon dilation of the maxillary sinus passage and irrigation experience improved quality of life outcomes compared to children with chronic rhinosinusitis who undergo an adenoidectomy with maxillary sinus irrigation without balloon dilation of the sinus passage.
Study Duration: After surgery the child's progress will be followed for 18 months
Diagnosis: Chronic Rhinosinusitis, between the ages 2-12
IRB Approval Number: EH09-177
Sponsor: NorthShore University HealthSystem
Contact: For more information, interested participants and clinicians may contact the Surgical Research Office at 847.570.1871 or email kbrugger@northshore.org.
Open to Enrollment: Yes


Effects of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for Chronic Sinusitis on Asthma Control
Aims: The purpose of this study is to find out if endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic sinusitis improves lung function and reduces asthma symptoms in patients with poorly controlled asthma. This is a randomized trial where one group of subjects will have medical sinus therapy and undergo sinus surgery right away and the other group will have medical sinus therapy and surgery will be delayed for 6 months.
Study Duration: 12 months
Diagnosis: Known history of asthma and chronic sinusitis
IRB Approval Number: EH11-043
Sponsor: NorthShore University HealthSystem
Contact: For more information, interested participants and clinicians may contact the Surgical Research Office at 847.570.1871 or email kbrugger@northshore.org.
Open to Enrollment: Yes

 

Study of Human Airway Disease
Aims: This study is being conducted in support of Northwestern University (NU) investigator Dr. Robert Schleimer’s studies of Chronic Rhinosinusitis.  Through sinus/nasal specimen collection and analysis we hope to better understand the causes of chronic sinus disease and to better understand how oral steroid treatment may affect the development of chronic sinusitis and polyps as well as their impact on surgical recovery.
Study Duration: 12 months
Diagnosis: Patient having Sinus/Nasal Surgery
IRB Approval Number: EH14-417
Sponsor: NorthShore University HealthSystem
Contact: For more information, interested participants and clinicians may contact Gnathan Carpenter at 847.570.2949 or email gcarpenter@northshore.org.
Open to Enrollment: Yes

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