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Special Issue "Olfactory Dysfunction: Clinical Diagnosis and Current Management Strategies"
A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Otolaryngology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2022) | Viewed by 7770
Special Issue Editor
Interests: psychophysics of human olfaction; flavor perception; diagnostic procedures in smell and taste;
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Special Issue Information
Despite former beliefs that, compared to the rest of the animal kingdom, humans have relatively poor olfactory function, it has actually been found to be highly sensitive. Olfaction plays a major role in a variety of daily tasks (e.g., perception of food, warning of potential hazards, such as fire, gas or toxins) and it therefore forms an integral part of our quality of life. As a consequence, patients with smell and taste disorders are increasingly seeking medical counsel, and would thus benefit from effective diagnosis and therapy.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, clinical research into smell loss has been intensified due to the published observations of the detrimental effects on olfactory function. This heightened interest will hopefully help to improve the understanding of disease pathophysiology, clinical diagnosis and subsequent management of patients with smell and taste disorders.
During the last few years a number of new therapeutic options have been proposed and investigated. Smell training represents an evidence-based option for the treatment of sensorineural olfactory damage and recently, the first few attempts into the development of olfactory implants have been made. However, further research into the technical and clinical implementation of these devices is needed.
Another emerging field in smell loss is the effect of biological therapies on olfactory function. Although beneficial effects on smell acuity have been reported in patients receiving these new monoclonal antibody therapies in sinus diseases such as nasal polyposis, more targeted research on the relationship between olfactory function and biological therapy is required.
The present Special Issue aims to present research regarding established or innovative diagnostic procedures and management strategies of olfactory dysfunction.
Dr. Christian A. Mueller
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- Smell training
- Olfactory Implant