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Nasal Dilators (Breathe Right Strips and NoZovent) for Snoring and OSA: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Table 1

General characteristics and quality criteria of included studies. Quality assessment of case series studies checklist from National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). (1) Was the case series collected in more than one center, that is, multicenter study? (2) Is the hypothesis/aim/objective of the study clearly described? (3) Are the inclusion and exclusion criteria (case definition) clearly reported? (4) Is there a clear definition of the outcomes reported? (5) Were data collected prospectively? (6) Is there an explicit statement that patients were recruited consecutively? (7) Are the main findings of the study clearly described? (8) Are outcomes stratified (e.g., by abnormal results, disease stage, and patient characteristics)?


Amaro et al., 2012NoYesYesYesYesNoYesNo
Bahammam et al., 1999NoYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
Djupesland et al., 2001NoYesNoYesYesNoYesYes
Gosepath et al., 1999NoYesNoYesNoNoYesNo
Hoffstein et al., 1993NoYesNoYesYesNoYesNo
Hoijer et al., 1992NoYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Kerr et al., 1992NoYesNoYesYesNoYesNo
Liistro et al., 1998NoYesNoYesYesNoYesYes
Metes et al., 1992NoYesNoYesYesYesYesNo
Pevernagie et al., 2000NoYesYesYesYesNoYesNo
Redline et al. 1998NoYesYesYesYesNoYesYes
Schonhofer et al., 2000NoYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
Todorova et al., 1998NoYesYesYesYesNoYesYes
Wenzel et al., 1997NoYesYesNoNoYesYesNo

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