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A comparison of the sensitivity of manometric rhinometry, acoustic rhinometry, rhinomanometry and nasal peak flow to detect the decongestant effect of xylometazoline.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical otolaryngology and allied sciences
Publication Date
Volume
21
Issue
3
Pages
218–221
Identifiers
PMID: 8818490
Source
Medline
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Abstract

A study has been undertaken to compare the sensitivity of manometric rhinometry, rhinomanometry, nasal peak flow and acoustic rhinometry to detect the decongestant effect of xylometazoline. Twenty healthy volunteers were investigated before and after decongestion. The sensitivity of all four methods varied from 80 to 95%. These differences were not significant. Manometric rhinometry, a new method of investigating nasal physiology, is as sensitive as more established methods.

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