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Both chronic rhinitis and obstructive sleep disordered breathing (OSDB) are very common and have a relatively strong association to each other. Treatment of rhinitis will have at least some benefits on OSDB patients. Currently, there are several alternative treatments for these patients including radiofrequency (RF) inferior turbinate reduction. Although, most of the researches have been focusing on temperature-controlled RF (TCRF), the cost is a major limitation for applying it worldwide. The investigators objective of this study is to compare the effectiveness and safety of non-temperature-controlled RF (NTCRF) with the more popular TCRF. The investigators hypotheses that both have equal effectiveness and safety. However, the investigators believe that NTCRF have a lot less cost and faster to apply for OSDB patients in Thailand and other developing countries.
We will include around 100 patients, 50 for TCRF and 50 for NTCRF) and follow up for 1 year. We will compare both VAS, mucociliary test, ARM, RMM on all patients.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Dose Comparison, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:01-0400
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Rough, noisy breathing during sleep, due to vibration of the uvula and soft palate.
Measurement of the temperature of a material, or of the body or an organ by various temperature sensing devices which measure changes in properties of the material that vary with temperature, such as ELASTICITY; MAGNETIC FIELDS; or LUMINESCENCE.
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The maintenance of certain aspects of the environment within a defined space to facilitate the function of that space; aspects controlled include air temperature and motion, radiant heat level, moisture, and concentration of pollutants such as dust, microorganisms, and gases. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
The temperature at which a substance changes from one state or conformation of matter to another.
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