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December 1970

Quantitative Measurement of Nasal-Airway Resistance

Author Affiliations

From the Departmemt of Otolaryngology, Baylor College of Medicine, and Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston (Drs. Reeves and Wright), and the University of Houston Chemical Engineering Department (Dr. Novakovic).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1970;92(6):573-575. doi:10.1001/archotol.1970.04310060045009

Objective measurements of nasal-airway patency have been difficult, and in the past limited to research situations. A new instrument, the rhinoresistometer, has been developed to measure nasal-airway resistance. This instrument, utilizing a new concept, is simple and has promise as a device that can be adapted to the clinical evaluation of patients with nasal obstruction. It was found to be a sensitive instrument for recording changes in nasal-airway resistance.

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