Children's Hospital is part of the UPMC family.
Be safe anytime, anywhere.
To find a pediatrician or pediatric specialist, please call 412-692-7337 or search our directory.
A resource for our network of referring physicians.
For more information about research, please call our main office at 412-692-6438.
Children's Hospital is ranked One of America's Best Children's Hospitals.
Through this study, researchers are collecting data about naturally occurring germs in the sinuses. Investigators hope to determine the normal “microbiome,” that is, the naturally occurring organisms that live in the sinuses, and understand how that microbiome changes in patients who have been diagnosed with sinus infections (chronic rhinosinusitis) and are undergoing adenoidectomy.
Subject to exclusion criteria, the study is accepting patients of both genders, ages 1 to 21, who are having their adenoids removed because of sinus infections or other reasons.
Males and Females: Ages 1 to 21
A nasal swab will be done prior to adenoidectomy and at surgical follow up visit(s) to obtain samples of nasal material. Participants or their parent/guardians will complete a short survey that includes questions about symptoms of sinus infection, nasal obstruction, allergies, emotional distress, and activity limitations. Additional nasal swabs may be taken for up to 3 years during follow up visits related to the adenoidectomy.
Visits: None beyond clinical care for adenoidectomy
Duration: Up to 3 year
Otolaryngology (ENT) Research
Amanda Stapleton, MD
For more information about the study or enrollment, please contact:
Amber Shaffer, PhD, Research Coordinator
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
With myCHP, you can request appointments, review test results, and more.
For questions about a hospital bill call:
To pay your bill online, please visit UPMC's online bill payment system.
Interested in giving to Children's Hospital? Visit Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation's website to make a donation online.