- One of the pitfalls of the study could have been the dose of fluticasone.
It may be necessary to be on a higher dose to affect objective measured sleep.
- More research needs to be done before it can be concluded that congestion
alone is the reason for disturbed sleep and decreased quality of sleep.
TJ, Mende C. The effect of topical nasal fluticasone on objective sleep
testing and the symptoms of rhinitis, sleep, and daytime somnolence
in perennial allergic rhinitis. Allergy and Asthma Proc 2003;
Author: Darlene Kassab, MD
CAT Appraisers: Ken
Date appraised: February
November 28, 2005
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