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Development and Validation of a NIRS-based Sinusitis Screening

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Montana Compton, University of California, Irvine Identifier:
First received: October 28, 2011
Last updated: October 31, 2014
Last verified: October 2014

The research at University of California Irvine, Beckman laser institute and Praxis Biosciences Incorporation, develope near-infrared trans-illumination methods. The optical imaging tool that can determine acute sinusitis and the response to treatment therapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Device: Optic imaging use near-infrared trans-illumination methods
Phase 1

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Development and Validation of a NIRS-based Sinusitis Screening

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Sinus Health [ Time Frame: up to 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Assessment of sinusitis

Estimated Enrollment: 170
Study Start Date: September 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Optic imaging use near-infrared trans-illumination methods
Device: Optic imaging use near-infrared trans-illumination methods
Optic imaging use near-infrared trans-illumination methods

Detailed Description:

In the United States, approximately one in seven people develop sinusitis each year, and 20 million cases of acute bacterial sinusitis become chronic to require medical treatment. The optic light from the illumination wand travelled through the pallet into the sinuses and exited the face. The optic device can determine air-filled and fluid/tissue-filled spaces in the sinus cavity during clinical exam.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Study population will be selected from outpatient clinic at Otolaryngology Clinic at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female 18 years of age and older
  • Subject with normal sinus
  • Subject who has been diagnosed and confirm by their physician

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Younger than 18 years old
  • Pregnant women
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01485484

United States, California
UCI Beckman Laser Medical Clinic
Irvine, California, United States, 92612
Sponsors and Collaborators
Montana Compton
Principal Investigator: Naveen Bhandarkar, MD University of California, Irvine
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Montana Compton, Administrative Nurse Research Coordinator Beckman Laser Institute, University of California, Irvine Identifier: NCT01485484     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIH/LAMMP-2011-8295
Study First Received: October 28, 2011
Last Updated: October 31, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nose Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Paranasal Sinus Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections processed this record on November 20, 2014