Tonsillectomy in Recurrent Tonsillitis
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
The purpose of this study is to determine whether tonsillectomy is effective in preventing further streptococcal pharyngitis episodes in patients with recurrent tonsillitis.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Effect of Tonsillectomy on Preventing Recurrent Streptococcal Throat Infections: A Randomized Controlled Trial|
- microbiologically confirmed streptococcal pharyngitis episodes
- side effects
- quality of life issues
|Study Start Date:||October 2001|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2005|
Tonsillectomy is widely used worldwide in recurrent streptococcal tonsillitis, but its effect remains unknown.
In this randomized controlled trial, the effect of tonsillectomy (compared to watchful waiting) in preventing further culture proven symptomatic streptococcal pharyngitis episodes is studied. In addition, symptoms after the operation, side effects, and life quality issues are recorded.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00136877
|Oulu University Hospital|
|Oulu, Finland, FIN-90029|
|Study Director:||Olli-Pekka Alho, MD||Dept of Otolaryngology, University of Oulu, Finland|