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The relationship between Covid-19 and mucociliary clearance.
Kahraman, Mehmet Erkan; Yüksel, Fatih; Özbugday, Yasar.
  • Kahraman ME; Department of Otolaryngology, Konya City Hospital, Konya, Turkey.
  • Yüksel F; Department of Otolaryngology, Konya City Hospital, Konya, Turkey.
  • Özbugday Y; Department of Otolaryngology, Konya City Hospital, Konya, Turkey.
Acta Otolaryngol ; 141(11): 989-993, 2021 Nov.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1479845
ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND:

The effect of Covid-19 infection on nasal mucociliary clearance (MCC) is unknown. AIMS/

OBJECTIVES:

The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between Covid-19 and nasal MCC in terms of smoking, Covid-19 symptoms and treatment.

METHODS:

Thirty-six patients who were hospitalized in the pandemic ward due to Covid-19 and 36 volunteers (Covid-19 negative test result) who presented to the otolaryngology outpatient clinic with non-nasal symptoms were included in this study. The Saccharin test was performed in both groups to evaluate nasal MCC.

RESULTS:

The patients and control groups were not significantly different in terms of age and gender. The nasal MCC time was significantly higher in the patient group compared to the control group (19.18 ± 10.84 min and 13.78 ± 8.18 min, p = .003). CONCLUSIONS AND

SIGNIFICANCE:

In this study, we found that Covid-19 prolonged nasal MCC time regardless of age. We suggest that corticosteroids should be included in the treatment of Covid-19, both with its symptom reduction and its positive effect on MCC duration.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Smoking / Mucociliary Clearance / COVID-19 / Nasal Mucosa Type of study: Observational study / Randomized controlled trials / Risk factors Topics: Long Covid Limits: Adult / Female / Humans / Male / Middle aged Language: English Journal: Acta Otolaryngol Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: 00016489.2021.1991592

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Smoking / Mucociliary Clearance / COVID-19 / Nasal Mucosa Type of study: Observational study / Randomized controlled trials / Risk factors Topics: Long Covid Limits: Adult / Female / Humans / Male / Middle aged Language: English Journal: Acta Otolaryngol Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: 00016489.2021.1991592