Kinetic Oscillation Stimulation of Nasal Mucosa as Treatment for Non-allergic Rhinitis: A Pilot Study

Nacie Bello Petersen, Knud Larsen*

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Introduction: Patients with persistent symptoms for non-allergic rhinitis (NAR) often relay on medical treatment and/or surgical
approach. Kinetic oscillation stimulation (KOS) seemed in a few studies to have a positive effect and reduces symptoms for NAR. This
pilot study aims to demonstrate effect of KOS in objective and subjective assessment in Danish patients.
Method: Fifteen patients with NAR were included and values for nasal inspiratory peak flow (NIPF) , subjective score using SNOT22
and VAS score for pain and patients allover judgement were registered. KOS treatment was offered two times with two weeks interval.
Results: Significant change of SNOT22 and NPIF was only present after two treatments. From patients allover judgement there were
nine who felt improvement or satisfied but one of these also wanted minor surgery giving a success rate of 53%. The treatment was
accepted of all patients with no pain but with minor or moderate discomfort.
Conclusion: Kinetic Oscillation Stimulation , KOS, of nasal mucosa showed significant effect after second treatment when evaluating
sino-nasal-outcome test ,SNOT22 and nasal inspiratory peak flow, NPIF. Patients tolerated the treatment without major discomfort
and the patients all over judgement of effect was 53% and was regarded as satisfactory in this pilot study. The result seems to justify
further research for which is giving some proposals.
Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Scientific Otolaryngology
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)39-42
Publication statusPublished - 1. Jan 2021


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