International Journal of Otolaryngology / 2018 / Article / Tab 1

Clinical Study

Effect of Red Light Rhinophototherapy on Nasal Patency in Patients with Allergic Rhinitis

Table 1

Comparison before and 30 minutes after red light rhinophototherapy (RLRPT).

Symptoms/Nasal patencyBefore RLRPT30 minutes after RLRPTP-value

Nasal congestion1.83±0.911.13±1.01<0.0001
Runny nose1.57±0.730.47±0.82<0.0001
Itchy nose1.20±0.890.50±0.73<0.0001
Sneezing1.40±0.720.13±0.43<0.0001
Total rhinitis score6.00±1.532.23±1.59<0.0001
Nasal resistance0.32±0.230.28±0.110.245
Nasal flow293.71±133.22317.47±121.250.156
MCA10.71±0.110.71±0.060.674
MCA20.44±0.210.36±0.170.006
V032.22±0.512.13±0.400.09
V253.38±1.452.79±0.940.001

MCA1: the first minimal cross sectional area. MCA2: the second minimal cross sectional area. V03: the volume between the tip of the nosepiece and 3.0 cm into the nasal cavity. V25: the volume of the nasal cavity between 2.0 and 5.0 cm from the tip of the nosepiece.

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