Randomized Controlled Trial of TCRFVR and LAUP in Snorers
We hypothesis that radiofrequency will cause less post-operative discomfort when compared with laser assited uvulopharyngoplasty. 40 patients with primary snore will be enrolled into this study. After overnight sleep test confimred that no obstructive sleep apnea existed, cases were informed consented. Then they were randomized into two groups. Post-operative pain, duration of analgesics were recorded.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Comparison of Clinical Effect Between Temperature-Controlled Radio-Frequency Uvuloplasty and Laser Assisted Uvulo-Pharyngoplasty in Patients Who Snore|
- LAUP is more effective in eliminating snoring
- However, Rf cause less post-operative discomfort
|Study Start Date:||March 2003|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||March 2004|
Although Rf group was less effective, they felt less discomfort.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00202943
|Principal Investigator:||Shih-An Liu, MD, MHA||Taichung Veterans General Hospital|