No nasal packing. for Pituitary Tumors

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, CanadaPituitary TumorsNo nasal packing. - Procedure
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial is testing whether nasal packing is necessary after surgery to remove pituitary tumors. The surgeon will randomly assign patients to either have nasal packing or not have packing, and then compare the outcomes between the two groups. The study will address whether it is feasible to enroll patients and get institutional approval for the trial.

Eligible Conditions
  • Pituitary Tumors

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

2 Primary · 4 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Through study completion, 1 year.

Week 2
Anterior Skull Basal Nasal Inventory-12 (ASK-12)
Change in Analgesic and Antibiotic Usage
Change in EuroQual-5Dimension (EQ-5D)
Incidence of sinonasal adverse events
Post operative pain
Year 1
Cost Analysis

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Nasal Packing
1 of 2
No Nasal Packing
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

60 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: No nasal packing. · No Placebo Group · N/A

No Nasal Packing
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: No nasal packing. · Intervention Types: Procedure
Nasal Packing
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Nasal Packing · Intervention Types: Procedure

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: through study completion, 1 year.

Who is running the clinical trial?

The Physicians' Services Incorporated FoundationOTHER
161 Previous Clinical Trials
27,269 Total Patients Enrolled
Ottawa Hospital Research InstituteLead Sponsor
535 Previous Clinical Trials
2,512,527 Total Patients Enrolled
Shaun Kilty, MDPrincipal InvestigatorThe Ottawa Hospital
2 Previous Clinical Trials
160 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 2 Total Inclusion Criteria

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Frequently Asked Questions

Has recruitment for this experiment been opened up?

"Affirmative. attest that this medical experiment, which was first advertised on January 20th 2019, is currently recruiting patients. The study seeks 60 participants from a single medical centre." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

What purpose does this clinical research endeavor to fulfill?

"This clinical trial is designed to quantify the incidence of sinonasal adverse events at Post Op Day 0, 1, 2, 3 and Post-Op weeks 2 and 4. Along with this primary outcome measure, Change in Analgesic and Antibiotic Usage (total dosage administered during study period), Cost Analysis (direct/indirect costs associated with hospitalization & medication) and Post operative Pain (measured via VAS from 0 - 10) will also be assessed as secondary objectives." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

What is the sample size for this experiment?

"Affirmative. According to the webpage, this medical experiment is currently recruiting participants and was posted on January 20th 2019. The most recent update of the study occurred on April 19th 2022 with a goal of enrolling 60 patients at one site." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer
Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.