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Changes in olfactory function with several pregnancies?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18690560     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
C Wohlgemuth; E Beinder; N Ochsenbein-Kölble; T Hummel
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Swiss medical weekly     Volume:  138     ISSN:  1424-7860     ISO Abbreviation:  Swiss Med Wkly     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-11     Completed Date:  2008-12-12     Revised Date:  2011-02-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100970884     Medline TA:  Swiss Med Wkly     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  466-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics, Univesity Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Health Status Indicators
Olfaction Disorders / etiology*
Olfactory Perception
Pregnancy Complications / physiopathology*
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
Young Adult

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