As part of Ohio Sinus Institute’s mission to incorporate the latest treatment options for our patients we frequently participate in or initiate institutional review board approved research protocols. This allows us to keep abreast of current clinical trends while also contributing new ideas for surgical and medical management of chronic rhinosinusitis. Ongoing studies are listed below.
Medical Management Protocols
1. Comparison of Balloon Sinus Dilation (Balloon Sinuplasty) for medically refractory chronic rhinosinusitis versus Maximal Medical Therapy for Chronic Rhinosinusitis.
Patients with diagnosed chronic rhinosinusitis will have the option of managing their disease with a balloon sinus dilation intervention versus the second option of undergoing further medical therapy. Dr. Karanfilov is serving as a co-principal investigator with Dr. Chris Melroy and Dr. Spencer Payne. Study actively enrolling, please call for appointment to determine eligibility.
2. A novel, herbal based nasal spray for nasal obstruction.
Principal investigator, Frederick A. Kuhn, M.D., of Georgia Nasal & Sinus Institute is heading up a double blinded, placebo control trial evaluating the effectiveness of an all natural, herbal based nasal spray in relieving nasal obstruction. The study involves completing a few simple nasal questionnaires and taking a smell test. Please inquire regarding participation and whether you are a candidate. Study is currently open for enrollment.
3. A novel irrigation protocol.
A new irrigation device and irrigation formula will be tested. Participants will receive the device and materials at no cost. Study to begin enrollment in September.