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Review Article

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

Table 2

Demographic, polysomnographic, and sleepiness data pretreatment and during nasal dilator treatment. AI = apnea index; AHI = apnea-hypopnea index; BMI = body mass index in kg/m2; ESS = Epworth sleepiness scale; low O2 = lowest oxygen saturation; = number; pts = patients; = external nasal dilators, = median reported, and = respiratory disturbance index.

First author, yearAgeBMIPre-ND 
AHI
ND 
AHI
Pre-ND 
AI
ND 
AI
Pre-ND 
low O2
ND 
low O2
Snoring 
index
Snoring 
Index

Amaro, 12
Djupesland, 18
Pevernagie, 12
Schonhofer, 26
Gosepath, 2652 
(31–75)
31.726.322.819.8
Bahammam, 18
Todorova, 3036.525.93.5 
(1.6, 9.1)
3.1 
(1.3, 9.4)
16.5 
(5.0, 46.0)
14.5 
(5.0, 57.0)
89.1 
(4.0, 142.5)
7.1 
(0, 119.5)
Liistro, 10
Redline, 46
Wenzel, 5030
Hoffstein, 199315
Metes, 199210
Hoijer, 19921147 
(32–65)
Kerr, 19921051 
(29–68)
32 
(25.9–38.9)
Total29450.5 ± 8.330.0 ± 6.228.7 ± 24.0  (147 pts)27.4 ± 23.3  (147 pts)23.4 ± 25.7  (190 pts)21.0 ± 20.3  (190 pts)78.7 ± 13.4  (208 pts)79.1 ± 12.4  (208 pts)148.2 ± 268.2  (111 pts)96.3 ± 178.2  (111 pts)

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