for people ages 18-85 (full criteria)
Healthy Volunteers
healthy people welcome
at San Francisco, California and other locations
study started
completion around



Post-market study to continue to evaluate the effectiveness of the RhinAer ARC Stylus for chronic rhinitis.

Official Title

A Prospective, Open Label, Multi-Center Study Using the RhinAer Procedure for Treatment of Subjects Suffering With Chronic Rhinitis


Prospective, Open Label, Multicenter Study of the Aerin Medical RhinAer® ARC Stylus for Chronic Rhinitis to continue to evaluate the effectiveness of the RhinAer® ARC Stylus for treating the posterior nasal nerve area to improve symptoms in adults diagnosed with chronic rhinitis.


Chronic Rhinitis, Rhinitis, RhinAer ARC Stylus


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18-85

  1. Age 18 to 85 years (inclusively).
  2. Willing and able to provide informed consent.
  3. Willing and able to comply with the subject-specific requirements outlined in the Study Protocol.
  4. Seeking treatment for chronic rhinitis symptoms of at least 6 months duration and willing to undergo an office-based procedure.
  5. Moderate to severe symptoms of rhinorrhea (rTNSS rating of 2 or 3 for rhinorrhea).
  6. Mild to severe symptoms of nasal congestion (rTNSS rating of 1, 2 or 3 for congestion).
  7. rTNSS ≥ 6.

You CAN'T join if...

  1. Anatomic obstructions that in the investigator's opinion limit access to the posterior nasal passage.
  2. Altered anatomy of the posterior nose as a result of prior sinus or nasal surgery or injury.
  3. Active nasal or sinus infection.
  4. History of significant dry eye.
  5. History of any of the following: chronic epistaxis, documented episodes of significant nose bleeds in the past 3 months, rhinitis medicamentosa, head or neck irradiation.
  6. Have rhinitis symptoms only on a seasonal basis due to allergies.
  7. Known or suspected allergies or contraindications to the anesthetic agents and/or antibiotic medications to be used during the study procedure session.
  8. Known or suspected to be pregnant or is lactating.
  9. Participating in another clinical research study.

    10. Has any condition that predisposes to excessive bleeding. 11. Is taking anticoagulants (eg, warfarin, Plavix) or 325 mg aspirin that cannot be

    discontinued before the procedure.

    12. Has previous procedure or surgery for chronic rhinitis. 13. Other medical conditions which in the opinion of the investigator would predispose the

    subject to poor wound healing, increased surgical risk, or poor compliance with the requirements of the study.


  • UCSF
    San Francisco California 94115 United States
  • Sacramento ENT
    Roseville California 95661 United States


in progress, not accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
Aerin Medical
Clinical and Quality of Life Outcomes Following Temperature-Controlled Radiofrequency Neurolysis of the Posterior Nasal Nerve (RhinAer) for Treatment of Chronic Rhinitis
Study Type
Expecting 140 study participants
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