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Frontal Sinusitis clinical trials at UC Health
1 research study open to new patients

  • Improvement of Outcomes in Draf III/Endoscopic Modified Lothrop Procedure

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    We propose a randomized, single-blinded, prospective trial in order to evaluate the efficacy of the Cook Biodesign ENT Repair graft in improving outcomes after the Draf III or Endoscopic Modified Lothrop procedure. The Cook Biodesign ENT Repair graft is a porcine intestinal submucosal xenograft which has been FDA approved for use as an adjunct to natural healing process in the sinonasal cavity. The Draf III or Endoscopic Modified Lothrop involved creating a large unified drainage pathway for refractory frontal sinusitis. After the procedure is completed, there is exposed bone along the frontal beak region which can become a nidus for inflammation, crusting and eventual scarring, leading to stenosis or even complete blockage of the frontal sinuses. The Cook Biodesign will be used to cover this exposed bone in order to potentially reduce the inflammation, crusting and scarring and possibly improve outcomes.

    at UCLA

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