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The investigators are doing this research study to learn more about a drug called Xolair (omalizumab). The investigators want to see if it is an effective treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Specifically, the investigators want to see whether Xolair will make nasal polyps smaller and less thick, and relieve symptoms in people with CRS. Polyps are abnormal growths of tissue that can grow in the lining of your sinuses (the inside of your nose). The investigators also want to find out if it is safe to use (whether it causes side effects).
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:01-0400
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