Position paper on olfactory dysfunction

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Hummel T., Whitcroft K. L. , Andrews P., Altundags A., Cinghi C., Costanzo R. M. , ...More

RHINOLOGY, vol.54, pp.7-35, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.4193/rhino16.248
  • Title of Journal : RHINOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.7-35


Background: Olfactory dysfunction is an increasingly recognised condition, associated with reduced quality of life and major health outcomes such as neurodegeneration and death. However, translational research in this field is limited by heterogeneity in methodological approach, including definitions of impairment, improvement and appropriate assessment techniques. Accordingly, effective treatments for smell loss are limited. In an effort to encourage high quality and comparable work in this field, among others, we propose the following ideas and recommendations. Whilst the full set of recommendations are outlined in the main document, points include the following: