Effects of an external nasal dilator strip (ENDS) compared to xylometazolin nasal spray

@article{Hyvoll2007EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of an external nasal dilator strip (ENDS) compared to xylometazolin nasal spray},
  author={Liv Ragnhild H{\o}yvoll and K C Lunde and Henrik S. Li and Sara E. Dahle and Tore Wentzel‐Larsen and Sverre Karmhus Steinsv{\aa}g},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
  year={2007},
  volume={264},
  pages={1289-1294}
}
Nasal blockage is a common complaint in Family Practice. Decongestive nosedrops are frequently employed therapeutic measures. Due to a considerable risk of abuse and side effects, alternatives are wanted. The purpose of this study was to elucidate to what extent ENDS might represent an alternative to decongestive nose sprays (DNS). The effects of DNS (xylometazolin) and ENDS (BreatheRight®) on subjective and objective nasal blockage were compared in 89 patients. Main outcome measures were… 
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