A prospective population-based study of total nasal resistance in Korean subjects

Se Joong Kim, Ji Ho Choi, Eun Joong Kim, Seung Ku Lee, Seung Hoon Lee, Young Joon Jun, Je Hyeong Kim, Soichiro Miyazaki, Chol Shin

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Abstract

Objectives. Rhinomanometry is a widely accepted method for objective assessment of nasal patency. However, few studies have reported the values of otherwise healthy population for nasal resistance in East Asians. The purpose of this study was to measure normal total nasal resistance (TNR) values in a large sample of Korean adults and to reveal parameters contributing to TNR values. Methods. Subjects were enrolled from a cohort of the Korean Genome and Epidemiology Study. They were evaluated by anthropometry, questionnaire, and active anterior rhinomanometry at transnasal pressures of 100 and 150 Pascal (Pa). Results. The study sample consisted of 2,538 healthy subjects (1,298 women and 1,240 men) aged 20 to 80 years. Normal reference TNR values were 0.19±0.08 Pa/cm3/second at 100 Pa and 0.22±0.09 Pa/cm3/second at 150 Pa. The TNR of women was significantly higher than that of men (P<0.0001). TNR decreased with increasing age in both genders (P<0.05). In women, lower body weight was related to increasing TNR. In men, current smokers had higher TNR than ex-smokers and never smokers. Conclusion. The results of the present study provide information regarding the values of otherwise healthy population of TNR and parameters associated with TNR in Korean adults.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-43
Number of pages5
JournalClinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Body weight
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Reference values
  • Rhinomanometry
  • Smoking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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