Comparison between Acoustic rhinometry, Nasal Inspiratory Peak Flow, and Table of Scores in Patients with Rhinitis

International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology, 2005 Authors: Orcesi da Costa, G. G., Ctenas, B. B., Takahashi, D. Y., Mion, O. Mello, Jr., J. F., Butugan, O. Conclusion: 1). Acoustic Rhinometry (ARNM) presented statistically expressive correlation with signs and symptoms before and after vasoconstrictor use when analyzed five centimeters nostrils inward. 2). There was no statistically expressive…

Smaller Nasal Volumes as Stigmata of Aberrant Neurodevelopment in Schizophrenia

American Journal of Psychiatry, 2004 Authors: Moberg, P.J, Roalf, D.R, Gur, R.E., Turetsky, B.I. Method: ” A measurement of nasal volume was acquired by acoustic rhinometry for 40 male schizophrenia patients and 24 healthy male comparison subjects.” Results: “The patients had smaller posterior nasal volume than the comparison subjects but did not differ in anterior…

Acoustic Reflection: Review and Clinical Applications for sleep-Disordered Breathing

Sleep and Breathing, 2002 Authors: J. S. Viviano, D.D.S. Conclusion: “The potential clinical usefulness of AR in the treatment of patients with SDB involves all stages of treatment: initial screening of patients, establishing patient candidacy, evaluating nasal patency, determining mandibular posture that optimizes airway patency, determining orthotic titration settings, and verifying continued efficacy of orthotic…

An Interpretation Method for Objective Assessment of Nasal Congestion with Acoustic Rhinometry

Laryngoscope, 2002 Authors: B. Mamikoglu, S. M. Houser, and J. P. Corey Conclusion: “Separate computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) correlation studies have confirmed the reliability of AR measurements.” “Objective nasal assessment with AR allows us to assess whether an obstruction is structural, mucosal, or mixed with an objective grading of the disease…

Detection of the Nasal Cycle with Acoustic Rhinometry: Techniques and Applications

Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, 1999 Authors: A. Gungor, R. Moinuddin, R. H. Nelson, and J. P. Corey Conclusion: “Acoustic rhinometry is an appropriate method for detecting and recording the nasal cycle in normal subjects in terms of the cross- sectional areas and volume of the nasal cavity.” “When AR is used to evaluate volume changes…

Effect of Nasal Surgery on the Nasal Cavity as Determined by Acoustic Rhinometry

Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, 1999 Authors: B. Kemker, X. Liu, A. Gungor, R. Moinuddin, and J.P. Corey Conclusion: “Acoustic Rhinometry (AR) was used to objectively measure the success of septoplasty in relieving nasal obstruction caused by septal deviation.” “AR measurements were successful in detecting increases in CSAs 1, 2, and 3 [Cross Sectional Areas] but…

Anatomic Correlates of Acoustic Rhinometry as Measured by Rigid Nasal Endoscopy

Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, 1999 Authors: J. P. Corey, V. P. Nalbone, B. A. Ng Conclusion: “Acoustic Rhinometry (AR) evaluates the cross-sectional areas and volume of the nasal cavity through acoustic reflections. Successive valleys displayed on an AR graph are believed to correspond to anatomic landmarks. To assess the anatomic accuracy of AR, we performed…

Normative Standards for Nasal Cross-sectional Areas by Race as Measured by Acoustic Rhinometry

Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, 1998 Authors: J. P. Corey, A. Gungor, R. Nelson, X. Liu, and J. Fredberg Conclusion: “The importance of our data is that racial differences in nasal geometry can be demonstrated by AR. Because of these differences in nasal dimensions, “normal values” for nasal volumes and cross-sectional areas should be calculated according…

The Role of Acoustic Rhinometry in Nasal Provocation Testing

Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, 1997 Authors: R. Roithmann, MD, I. Shpirer, MD, P. Cole, MD, J. Chapnik, MD, J. P. Szalai, PhD, N. Zamel, MD Conclusion: “We conclude that acoustic rhinometry is an alternative objective method for measuring nasal mucosa responses to allergen challenge and is as sensitive as nasal airflow resistance measurements. The…

Evaluation of the Nasal Cavity by Acoustic Rhinometry in Normal and Allergic Subjects

Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, 1997 Authors: J. P. Corey, MD, B. J. Kemker, MD, R. Nelson, and A. Gungor, MD Conclusion: “Acoustic rhinometry gives a valid two-dimensional impression of the anatomy of the nasal cavity, which illustrates areas of potential obstruction, congestion, or septal abnormalities. The technique has been demonstrated to be sensitive enough to…

Preoperative and Postoperative Nasal Septal Surgery Assessment with Acoustic Rhinometry

Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, 1997 Authors: L. Shemen and R. Hamburg Conclusion: “AR is useful in the objective diagnosis of nasal obstruction, namely, it can assist in differentiating reversible mucosal disease from medically irreversible structural abnormalities.” “AR can aid in the selection of appropriate management of nasal obstruction.” “AR is useful in the objective evaluation…

Nasal Airway dimensions in Term Neonates Measured by Continuous Wide-band Noise Acoustic Rhinometry

Acta Otolaryngolica, 1997 Authors: P. G. Djupesland and B. Lyholm Conclusion: “The results presented in this study, confirming those from previous studies (11, 13), further emphasize the potentials and advantages of the acoustic reflection technique as an investigative tool in studies of respiratory dynamics in infants. The examination takes only seconds to perform, is non-invasive,…

Nasal Cavity Geometry Measured by Acoustic Rhinometry and Computed Tomography

Archives of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, 1997 Authors: L. Gilain, MD, A. Coste, MD, F. Ricolfi, MD, E. Dahan, MD. Marliac, MD, R. Peynegre, MD, A. Harf, MD, B. Louis, PhD Conclusion: “Acoustic rhinometry may be particularly well suited to the evaluation of anterior nasal geometry during clinical studies. In conclusion, this study comparing in…

The Nasal Valve and Current Technology

American Journal of Rhinology, 1996 Authors: P. Cole and R. Roithmann Conclusion: “Although it is an invaluable diagnostic technique, imaging is not employed for assessment of nasal patency, but both rhinomanometry and acoustic rhinometry are widely used for this purpose. The latter two techniques are sensitive and objective, and they provide complementary information on patency…