Kopfzentrum GruppeMeasuring nose breathing accurately with computer-based rhinomanometry

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 computer-based measuring instruments and evaluation software for this purpose. The system is far superior to conventional systems because all phases and stations of nasal breathing can be recorded with microsensors.

The resulting results show a high specificity and sensitivity and almost always correspond to the subjectively perceived disturbances. The system thus also allows a much better comparability of nasal breathing before and after a therapy.

The costs for this special examination are not covered by the GKV. 


Literature: 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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