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The Impact of Daily Sinus Irrigation on Nasal Symptoms in Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Users - A Pilot Study

2014-07-23 21:09:06 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the most commonly used treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. Nasal symptoms such as dryness, itching and congestion are common in CPAP users. Nasal and sinus saline irrigation has been shown to improve these symptoms in individuals with chronic nasal congestion and sinusitis. This is an 8 week study that investigates whether daily saline nasal and sinus irrigation reduces nasal symptoms in patients using CPAP, improves quality of life and CPAP compliance.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Intervention

NeilMed nose and sinus irrigation

Location

Bridgeport Hospital
Bridgeport
Connecticut
United States
06610

Status

Recruiting

Source

Bridgeport Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:09:06-0400

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