ENT specialist Stacey Silvers was recently a part of a study testing the effectiveness of temperature-controlled radiofrequency device treatment for patients with nasal airway obstruction. The findings of the study were published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. The objectives and conclusion of the study were as follows, per the article:
OBJECTIVE To determine if active treatment of the nasal valve with a temperature-controlled radiofrequency (TCRF) device, previously demonstrated superior to a sham procedure at 3 months, was safe and associated with sustained improvements in symptoms of NAO through 12 months.
CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE In this follow-up of a cohort from a randomized clinical trial, the minimally invasive TCRF device, previously demonstrated to be superior to a sham procedure, was safe and associated with improvement in symptoms of NAO through 12 months postprocedure.
You can read the entire article by following the link below. If you’re struggling with nasal airway obstruction or have any questions about treatment, contact our office today to schedule an appointment in Manhattan.