Near Infrared Transillumination of the Paranasal Sinuses

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Beckman Laser Institute University of California Irvine
Otolaryngology Medical Clinic,University of California, Irvine
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Montana Compton, University of California, Irvine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00543998
First received: October 12, 2007
Last updated: October 28, 2011
Last verified: October 2011
  Purpose

This research project designed to diagnose sinusitis using a simple and low-cost optical tool. Healthy sinuses are typically filled with air, and show up as bright spots on the camera. Infected sinuses are filled with fluid and show up dark spots on the camera. Images of infected sinuses could be used to diagnose sinusitis, or to check if surgical treatments on the sinuses have been successful.

Sinusitis is among the most common conditions leading to consultation with primary care physicians. Sinusitis is an infection of the air-spaced in the face that surround the nasal cavity. It usually complicates a cold or upper respiratory infection.The economic impact on of this disorder is immense with approximately 31 million Americans seeking treatment each year. Presently, X-rays and CT scans are used to diagnose sinusitis. In contrast, the optical tool is low cost, safe, and can be performed in the doctor's office. The optical tool is intended to provide an alternative to X-ray and CT scans.


Condition
Sinusitis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Near Infrared Transillumination of the Paranasal Sinuses

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Further study details as provided by University of California, Irvine:

Enrollment: 33
Study Start Date: May 2003
Study Completion Date: June 2005
Primary Completion Date: June 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

This device consists of a specialized flashlight that uses mostly non-visible light, and a small camera to record the light. The tool is the size and shape of spoon. The technique of shining light into the mouth, face, and sinuses is known as "transillumination" and has been used for nearly a century to aid in the diagnosis of sinusitis. The tool described in this study is a custom made device that uses light that is invisible to the eye.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

primary care clinic,

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • male and female age of 15 years or older.
  • Has diagnose of sinusitis, nasal allergies,nasal breathing problem, and tumors.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age less than 15 year sold
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00543998

Locations
United States, California
Otolaryngology Medical Clinic, University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, United States, 92868
Beckman Laser Institute Medical Cinic, University of California,Irvine
Irvine, California, United States, 92612
Sponsors and Collaborators
Montana Compton
Beckman Laser Institute University of California Irvine
Otolaryngology Medical Clinic,University of California, Irvine
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Brian JF Wong, M.D.,Ph.D Beckman Laser Institute University of California Irvine
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Montana Compton, Administrative Nurse Research Coordinator Beckman Laser Institute, University of California, Irvine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00543998     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LAMMP.
Study First Received: October 12, 2007
Last Updated: October 28, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of California, Irvine:
Sinusitis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sinusitis
Paranasal Sinus Diseases
Nose Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 20, 2014