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Olfactory Nerve Injuries clinical trials at UCSD

1 research study open to eligible people

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  • Intranasal Injection of PRP Versus Saline for Treatment of Olfactory Dysfunction

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This randomized clinical trial will evaluate the benefit of platelet-rich plasma (PrP) in the treatment of olfactory dysfunction. PrP can be isolated from a patient's own blood and has been found in previous studies to have anti-inflammatory and pro-regenerative properties. It has been used across multiple specialties, such as Orthopedics, Facial Plastics, Dermatology, Neurology in injected form to treat a wide variety of tissues to encourage the body's inherent regenerative capacity. The investigators have completed a pilot study here evaluating it's use in olfactory loss which demonstrated safety and also suggested efficacy. Therefore, the investigators aim to assess the ability of PrP to improve olfactory function in patients with decreased sense of smell.

    San Diego, California and other locations

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