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 Mira Shiloach at 847.657.1750 or email mshiloach@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 Mira Shiloach at 847.657.1750 or email mshiloach@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

Nucleus® Hybrid L24 Implant System: New Enrollment Study
Aims: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the long-term safety and effectiveness of the Nucleus Hybrid L24 cochlear implant system. The system consists of a Nucleus Hybrid L24 Cochlear Implant, a Sound Processor (a mini "computer" that amplifies sound and converts sound waves into an electric signal), and an Acoustic Component (AC), which consists of a mini speaker built into an earpiece that fits in your ear. The FDA has recently approved this system for marketing,
Study Duration: 5 years
Diagnosis: The Nucleus Hybrid Implant system is designed for patients who have severe hearing loss for high-pitched sounds but who have reasonably good hearing for lower pitched sounds, and who do not understand speech well with hearing aids alone.
IRB Approval Number: EH15-281
Sponsor: Cochlear Americas, Inc.
Contact: For more information, interested participants and clinicians may contact Mira Shiloach at 847.657.1750 or email mshiloach@northshore.org.
Open to Enrollment: Yes

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