Table 6

Tools for the evaluation of nasal patency and flow

PNIF

Rhinomanometry

Acoustic rhinometry


Diagnostic purposes

- unilateral disease

-

++

++

- correlation with syptoms

+++

+

+


Use in children

2-6 y

-

+

+++

6-18 y

-

++

+++


Provocation studies

+++

+++

+++


Clinical trials

+++

+++

+++


Home monitoring

+++

-

-


Evaluation of effect of treatment

+++

+++

+++


Scadding et al. Clinical and Translational Allergy 2011 1:2   doi:10.1186/2045-7022-1-2

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