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'Sniffin' sticks': olfactory performance assessed by the combined testing of odor identification, odor discrimination and olfactory threshold.
'Sniffin' Sticks' is a new test of nasal chemosensory performance based on pen-like odor dispensing devices. It comprises three tests of olfactory function, namely tests for odor thresholdExpand
Normative data for the “Sniffin’ Sticks” including tests of odor identification, odor discrimination, and olfactory thresholds: an upgrade based on a group of more than 3,000 subjects
The present data suggest specific changes of individual olfactory functions in relation to age, with odor thresholds declining most dramatically compared to odor discrimination and odor identification. Expand
"Sniffin' sticks": screening of olfactory performance.
It is concluded that Sniffin' Sticks may be useful in the routine clinical assessment of olfactory performance where both time and costs matter. Expand
Multicenter investigation of 1,036 subjects using a standardized method for the assessment of olfactory function combining tests of odor identification, odor discrimination, and olfactory thresholds
The results of this multicenter investigation provide the basis for the routine clinical evaluation of patients with olfactory disorders using “Sniffin’ Sticks” as a composite TDI score, i.e., the sum of results obtained for threshold, discrimination and identification measures. Expand
Quantitative assessment of gustatory function in a clinical context using impregnated "taste strips".
Major advantages are long shelf-life, convenience of administration, short time needed for testing (approximately 8 min), and the possibility to test each side of the tongue separately. Expand
Position paper on olfactory dysfunction.
The current manuscript is hoped to encourage clinicians and researchers to adopt a common language, and in so doing, increase the methodological quality, consistency and generalisability of work in this field. Expand
Characteristics of olfactory disorders in relation to major causes of olfactory loss.
This loss in quality of life (QoL) seemed to be of greater importance in younger than in older people, and women seem to be affected more strongly than men. Expand
Olfactory disorders and quality of life--an updated review.
It can be concluded that loss of the sense of smell leads to disturbances in important areas, mainly in food enjoyment, detecting harmful food and smoke, and to some extent in social situations and working life. Expand
Reduced olfactory bulb volume and olfactory sensitivity in patients with acute major depression
The results provide the first evidence, to the authors' knowledge, of decreased olfactory bulb volume in patients with acute major depression, which might be related to reduced neurogenesis in major depression that could be reflected also at the level of the olfactor bulb. Expand
Olfactory dysfunction and daily life
The assessment of the degree of qualitative olfactory dysfunction may be possible by the use of instruments based on questionnaires regarding daily life problems using the newly developed Questionnaire of Olfactory Disorders. Expand