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Measuring nose breathing accurately with computer-based rhinomanometry

How does my nose work?

Rhinomanometry is used to measure the nasal flow and the associated nasal breathing resistance. The measurement is complex because several influencing factors could falsify the results.

How can you improve nasal breathing?
The cause of a nasal obstruction is not easy to determine. The distinction of the disorder is important for the therapy. If there is a bent nasal septum, a correction under anesthesia is required. If it is the erectile tissue, usually enough medication. In about 15% of the disorder is not in the nose, but in the area of the nose entrance. With the help of a nasal flow measurement (rhinomanometry), the cause of the fault can usually be determined beyond doubt. However, this requires a further developed system that evaluates and correctly classifies the multitude of measurement data.

How can you measure the nasal flow correctly?
KOPFZENTRUM uses the 4Rhino system (Rhinolab, Sutter) and the evaluation software according to Prof. Dr. med. Dr. Klaus Vogt. The system is far superior to conventional systems, as all nasal breathing phases and stations can be detected with microsensors with more than 3,000 measurement points. 4Rhino works without nose olives and can detect the influence of the nasal valve.

The resulting results show a high specificity and sensitivity and almost always agree with the subjective perceived disturbances. The system also allows a much better comparability of nasal breathing before and after a therapy.

The costs for this examination are not covered by the statutory health insurance (SHI). As part of the basic package, the GKV's service catalog includes simple rhinomanometry that does not have comparable accuracy. For this reason, an additional charge of EUR 30 is required to carry out and evaluate the measurement.

Literatur: Four-phase rhinomanometry: a multicentric retrospective analysis of 36,563 clinical measurements;
Klaus Vogt; Klaus-Dieter Wernecke; Hans Behrbohm; Wolfgang Gubisch; Mara Argale; Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol.

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