Radiofrequency treatment of turbinate hypertrophy: a randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

@article{Nease2004RadiofrequencyTO,
  title={Radiofrequency treatment of turbinate hypertrophy: a randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial.},
  author={Carey J Nease and Greg A. Krempl},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={130 3},
  pages={291-9}
}
OBJECTIVES We sought to evaluate the short-term efficacy of radiofrequency volumetric tissue reduction (RFVTR) in treating nasal obstruction in subjects with inferior turbinate hypertrophy. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING We conducted a prospective, randomized, single-blinded, placebo-controlled trial with crossover option, involving 32 patients and performed in a clinical office setting at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center. RESULTS The outcomes were measured using 10-cm visual analog… CONTINUE READING

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