Placed during a routine physician office visit, SINUVA expands in the
sinus cavity and delivers an anti-inflammatory steroid directly to the
site of polyp disease for up to 90 days. SINUVA was recently approved by
“The RESOLVE II study shows that SINUVA significantly reduces nasal
obstruction and improves the sense of smell, while reducing the need for
additional surgical procedures,” said
RESOLVE II was a randomized, blinded, sham-controlled Phase III clinical trial which assessed the safety and efficacy of the SINUVA implant. The RESOLVE II study evaluated 300 adult chronic sinusitis patients, all of whom were indicated for revision sinus surgery at study entry because of recurrent, medically refractory symptoms and bilateral nasal polyposis. Patients were randomized to either a treatment group, undergoing bilateral implant placement in the office setting, or a control group, undergoing a sham procedure. Both groups recorded symptoms using a daily diary and used mometasone furoate nasal spray once daily (200 mcg) through 90-day follow-up.
The study authors concluded that significant improvements over a range of subjective and objective endpoints, including a reduction in the need for sinus surgery by 61%, suggest that the SINUVA Sinus Implant may play an important role in management of recurrent nasal polyps.
The study authors note that “the observed magnitude of improvements with sinus implants is compelling,” especially because the study population comprised “patients with high prevalence of allergic rhinitis, asthma and aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease and those who failed several prior surgeries … The treatment group demonstrated rapid superiority to controls in reducing Nasal Obstruction/Congestion scores by day 30 that was sustained throughout the duration of the study.”
“SINUVA, like our PROPEL family of products, is backed by robust
clinical evidence, including four studies in over 400 patients,” said
As previously reported, the study met the co-primary efficacy endpoints and four pre-specified secondary efficacy endpoints. Patients treated with implants experienced significant reduction in both nasal obstruction/congestion score (p=0.0074) and bilateral polyp grade (p=0.0073) compared to control. At day 90, implants were also associated with significant reductions in four pre-specified secondary endpoints compared to control: proportion of patients still indicated for repeat sinus surgery (p=0.0004), percent ethmoid sinus obstruction (p=0.0007), nasal obstruction/congestion (p=0.0248) and decreased sense of smell (p=0.0470).
Safety was evaluated by endoscopic examination and evaluation of adverse events. The overall incidence of adverse events was similar in both groups, and the most common was acute sinusitis, which occurred less frequently in the treatment group.
Nasal polyps are inflammatory growths along the lining of nasal passages or sinuses that can cause nasal congestion, infections and loss of sense of smell. Many people with chronic sinusitis and nasal polyps return to their ENT specialist within the first year following initial treatment. Approximately 635,000 Americans have had previous sinus surgery and continue to see their ENT physicians for treatment of recurring symptoms.
About SINUVA™ (mometasone furoate) Sinus Implant
A new treatment option for patients with recurrent nasal polyps, SINUVA is placed during a routine physician office visit. The implant expands in the sinus cavity and delivers an anti-inflammatory steroid directly to the site of polyp disease for 90 days. Results from a randomized clinical trial demonstrated a 74% relative reduction in bilateral polyp grade (a measurement of the extent of ethmoid polyp disease) for patients treated with SINUVA, compared to control.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR SINUVA (MOMETASONE FUROATE) SINUS IMPLANT
The SINUVA Sinus Implant is a corticosteroid-eluting (mometasone furoate) implant indicated for the treatment of nasal polyps, in patients ≥ 18 years of age who have had ethmoid sinus surgery.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Patients with a known hypersensitivity to the mometasone furoate drug, or any of the ingredients in SINUVA, should not use SINUVA. Hypersensitivity reactions, including rash, pruritus, and angioedema have been reported with the use of corticosteroids. If corticosteroid effects such as hypercorticism and adrenal suppression appear in patients, consider sinus implant removal.
SINUVA is made from bioabsorbable polymers designed to soften over time. As the implant softens and polyps decrease, the implant may be expelled out of the nose on its own or with actions such as sneezing or forceful nose blowing. The implant can be removed 90 days after placement or earlier at the physician’s discretion. Repeat administration of SINUVA has not been studied.
As with other endoscopic sinus procedures, there are risks associated with the insertion or removal of SINUVA. SINUVA should be inserted by physicians trained in otolaryngology.
The nasal mucosa adjacent to the SINUVA Sinus Implant should be monitored for any signs of bleeding (epistaxis), irritation, infection, or perforation. Avoid the use of SINUVA in patients with nasal ulcers or trauma.
The most common adverse reactions observed in clinical studies were bronchitis, nasopharyngitis, otitis media, headache, presyncope, asthma, and epistaxis.
Patients experiencing excessive nasal bleeding, symptoms of infection or symptoms suggesting that the implant has moved, such as irritation or a choking sensation in the back of the throat, should immediately contact a healthcare professional.
Close monitoring is recommended if patients have a change of vision or a history of increased intraocular pressure, glaucoma and/or cataracts.
You may report side effects to your physician or to the
RX Only. For important risk and use information about SINUVA, please see Full Prescribing Information at www.SINUVA.com.
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