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Review Article

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

Table 3

Summary for mean differences and standardized mean differences. AHI = apnea-hypopnea index, AI = apnea index, CI = confidence interval, LSAT = lowest oxygen saturation, MD = mean difference, SI = snoring index, and SMD = standardized mean difference.

Control and nasal dilator
Treatment Data

Random effects modeling MDMD [95% CI]Overall effect value

AHI0.36 [−2.05, 2.77]0.30.77
AI−0.01 [−2.01, 1.99]0.010.99
LSAT0.94% [−0.21, 2.09]0.300.77
SI−2.50 [−10.7, 5.71]0.600.55

Random effects modeling SMDSMD [95% CI]Cohen’s magnitude of effect

AHI0.11 [−0.38, 0.60]Small
AI−0.06 [−0.28, 0.15]Small
LSAT0.11 [−0.38, 0.60]Small
SI−0.25 [−0.52, 0.01]Small

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