Assessment of Chemosensory Function Using “Sniffin’ Sticks”, Taste Strips, Taste Sprays, and Retronasal Olfactory Tests

Author(s): Ute Walliczek, Simona Negoias, Antje Hähner, Thomas Hummel

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 22 , Issue 15 , 2016

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Background: Approximately 5% of the general population is affected by functional anosmia. An additional 15% exhibit decreased olfactory function. Many of these individuals ask ENT-doctors or neurologists for help. A cornerstone of the counselling process is the assessment of olfactory function. The aim of this work is to give a differentiated overview about the administration of commonly used psychophysical tests for olfactory and gustatory function including their normative data. Conclusion: The use of standardized, reliable and validated tools is mandatory to provide patients with state-of the-art counseling on treatment options.

Keywords: Smell, taste, olfaction, gustation, orthonasal and retronasal olfactory function, normative data.

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Year: 2016
Page: [2245 - 2252]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/1381612822666160216150625
Price: $65

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