Rhinomanometric assessment of the impact of high altitude on nasal airway resistance Nazal Havayolu Direncinde Yüksek Raki{dotless}mi{dotless}n Etkisinin Deǧerlendirilmesinde Rinomanometrik Ölçümler

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Karatas D., KETENCİ İ., Şentürk M., Yüksel F.

European Journal of General Medicine, vol.11, no.1, pp.24-28, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.15197/sabad.1.11.06
  • Journal Name: European Journal of General Medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.24-28
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Aim of this study is to carry out a rhinomanometric assessment for the impact of altitude variation (1050-2215m) on nasal airflow. First of all, rhinomanometry standard values were specified in 100 healthy people (0.53 on the left; 0.55 Pa/cm3/sec on the right). 42 people were enrolled into the study. Nasal resistance was calculated for Group 1 when ascending from 1050m to 2215m and for Group 2 when descending from 2215m to 1050m. Nasal resistances and total nasal resistances were compared. Mean nasal resistances were determined as 0.54 Pa/cm3/sec on the right and 0.54 Pa/cm3/sec on the left for Group 1 and as 0.52 Pa/cm3/sec on the right and 0.59 Pa/cm3/sec on the left for Group 2. Altitude variation in Group 1 and 2 was detected to have no statistically significant effects on right and left nasal resistances. No variation in total resistance was determined either. Although,Altitude variation from 1050 m to 2215 m or from 2215 m to 1050 m does not affect the nasal resistance in this study, due to the many factors that affect the physiology of the nose at high altitude a decisive conclusion can not be said. multi-factorial studies are needed.