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Changes in olfactory function with several pregnancies?


Wohlgemuth, C; Beinder, E; Ochsenbein-Kölble, N; Hummel, T (2008). Changes in olfactory function with several pregnancies? Swiss Medical Weekly, 138(31-32):466-469.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether olfactory performance decreases as a function of the number of pregnancies, previous research having indicated that olfactory function decreases in the course of pregnancy. METHODS: In a prospective study three groups of women were investigated (total n = 93), women who have given birth to no children (group 0), to one child (group 1), and to two or three children (group 2). Olfactory function was assessed using the "Sniffin' Sticks" kit. RESULTS: There was no significant difference in olfactory function between the three groups. CONCLUSION: While pregnancy is typically accompanied by changes in olfactory performance, these alterations obviously do not translate into a long-lasting change in olfactory function dependent on the number of pregnancies.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether olfactory performance decreases as a function of the number of pregnancies, previous research having indicated that olfactory function decreases in the course of pregnancy. METHODS: In a prospective study three groups of women were investigated (total n = 93), women who have given birth to no children (group 0), to one child (group 1), and to two or three children (group 2). Olfactory function was assessed using the "Sniffin' Sticks" kit. RESULTS: There was no significant difference in olfactory function between the three groups. CONCLUSION: While pregnancy is typically accompanied by changes in olfactory performance, these alterations obviously do not translate into a long-lasting change in olfactory function dependent on the number of pregnancies.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Obstetrics
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:9 August 2008
Deposited On:17 Dec 2008 13:52
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:35
Publisher:EMH Swiss Medical Publishers
ISSN:0036-7672
Additional Information:Free full text article
Official URL:http://www.smw.ch/docs/pdf200x/2008/31/smw-12200.pdf
Related URLs:http://www.smw.ch/docs/archive200x/2008/31/smw-12200.html (Publisher)
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PubMed ID:18690560

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