Olfactory dysfunction in young smokers J.

Morales del Ángel, J. A. y Treviño González, José Luis y González Andrade, Baltazar y Santos Lartigue, Ramiro y Villagómez Ortiz, Vicente y Villegas González, M. J. Olfactory dysfunction in young smokers J. Medicina universitaria, 16 (63). pp. 46-48. ISSN 1665-5796

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To establish the prevalence of olfactory dysfunction in smoking and non-smoking students of our Faculty who attend the Department of Otolaryngology (ENT) of our Hospital. Materials and method: Students (smokers and non-smokers) that do and do not suffer from olfactory dysfunction. We applied a questionnaire and a pocket smell test for screening all of the students. Results: We evaluated 207 students, between 18 and 30 years old; 50.7% (n=105) were women and 49.3% (n=102) were men. The smokers among them smoked up to 6 packs per year. One hundred twenty three students were non-smokers and 84 students were smokers. Of the 84 students who were smokers, 67 (79.7%) answered the Pocket Smell Test correctly (3/3) and 17 (20.2%) students had one or more errors. We had 123 non-smoker students and 103 (83.7%) students answered the Pocket Smell Test correctly and 20 (16.2%) answered with one or more errors. The prevalence of olfactory dysfunction in young smokers with a 95% conidence interval would be 32.8%. Conclusions: This study informed us about olfactory dysfunctions in our student population and their smoking habits. We corroborate that the Pocket Smell Test is reliable with the questionnaire; nevertheless it is a screening test. We have a population of young people who smoke one cigarette per day and who didn’t have a signiicant alteration in their ability of smell at the time of the study. This is consistent with medical literature. More studies should be conducted in order to expand this information.

Tipo de elemento: Article
Palabras claves no controlados: Pocket smell test; Olfaction; Mexico.
Materias: R Medicina > RF Otorrinolaringología: Oídos, Nariz y Garganta
Divisiones: Medicina
Usuario depositante: Lic. Jesús E. Alvarado
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CreadorEmailORCID
Morales del Ángel, J. A.NO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Treviño González, José LuisNO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
González Andrade, BaltazarNO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Santos Lartigue, RamiroNO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Villagómez Ortiz, VicenteNO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Villegas González, M. J.NO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Fecha del depósito: 30 Sep 2016 20:56
Última modificación: 30 Sep 2016 20:56
URI: http://eprints.uanl.mx/id/eprint/11369

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