Tonsillectomy in Recurrent Tonsillitis
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Sponsor||Oulu University Hospital|
|Start date||October 2001|
|End date||December 2005|
|Trial size||70 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00136877, Diary nro 135/2001|
The purpose of this study is to determine whether tonsillectomy is effective in preventing further streptococcal pharyngitis episodes in patients with recurrent tonsillitis.
|Endpoint classification||safety/efficacy study|
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
microbiologically confirmed streptococcal pharyngitis episodes
quality of life issues
Male or female participants at least 14 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - At least 3 tonsillitis episodes during the preceding year (at least one verified by culture or antigen testing) Exclusion Criteria: - Other serious illness - Long term antibiotic treatment for other disease - Documented immunologic disorder - Pregnancy
|Official title||Effect of Tonsillectomy on Preventing Recurrent Streptococcal Throat Infections: A Randomized Controlled Trial|
|Description||Tonsillectomy is widely used worldwide in recurrent streptococcal tonsillitis, but its effect remains unknown. In this randomized controlled trial, the effect of tonsillectomy (compared to watchful waiting) in preventing further culture proven symptomatic streptococcal pharyngitis episodes is studied. In addition, symptoms after the operation, side effects, and life quality issues are recorded.|
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