Dr. Stacey Silvers was recently a part of a study testing the effectiveness of temperature-controlled radiofrequency neurolysis for the treatment of chronic rhinitis. The findings of the study were published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. The background, objectives, and conclusion of the study were as follows, per the article:
Temperature-controlled radiofrequency (TCRF) neurolysis of the posterior nasal nerve (PNN) area for the treatment of chronic rhinitis was previously reported as superior to a sham-control procedure at 3 months postprocedure in a randomized controlled trial (RCT). The primary endpoint was a responder rate of ≥30% improvement (decrease) for 24-hour reflective total nasal symptom score (rTNSS) compared with baseline. Herein, 12-month outcomes after active treatment are reported.
TCRF neurolysis of the PNN area is safe and the symptom burden improvement that was superior to a sham procedure at 3 months was sustained through 12 months.
You can read the entire article by following the link below. If you’re experiencing symptoms of chronic rhinitis or have any questions about treatment, give us a call at (212) 213-3339.