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Table 3 The acoustic rhinometry parameter of ginger extract and loratadine

From: Ginger extract versus Loratadine in the treatment of allergic rhinitis: a randomized controlled trial

DataaFollow-upTreatmentbp-value***
Ginger extractLoratadine
Minimal cross section area of right nose (cm2)Week 00.32 (0.14)0.31 (0.14)0.661
Week 30.34 (0.15)0.32 (0.14)0.771
Week 60.37 (0.15)0.32 (0.14)0.120
Minimal cross section area of left nose (cm2)Week 00.34 (0.16)0.31 (0.18)0.378
Week 30.36 (0.14)0.31 (0.13)0.164
Week 60.35 (0.10)0.31 (0.13)0.160
Volume estimates of the right nasal cavity (cm3)Week 03.83 (0.98)3.62 (1.04)0.365
Week 33.95 (1.18)3.84 (1.21)0.685
Week 64.38 (1.42) †3.63 (1.20)0.018*
Volume estimates of the left nasal cavity (cm3)Week 03.95 (1.11)3.53 (1.16)0.103
Week 34.28 (1.28)3.65 (0.87)0.014*
Week 64.25 (0.99) †3.67 (1.15)0.027*
Distance from the nostril of right nose (cm)Week 02.11 (0.31)2.22 (0.25)0.091
Week 32.15 (0.30)2.16 (0.30)0.828
Week 62.19 (0.21)2.16 (0.32)0.607
Distance from the nostril of left nose (cm)Week 02.11 (0.28)2.27 (0.43)0.068
Week 32.11 (0.29)2.20 (0.32)0.245
Week 62.07 (0.35)2.26 (0.29)0.011*
  1. aData represent mean (SD), bStatistical analysis: repeated measured ANOVA, †Significant difference from day 0 within group (p < 0.05), ††significant difference from day 0 within group (p < 0.01), and†††significant difference from day 0 within group (p < 0.001)
  2. *** Statistical analysis: Independent two-sample Student’s t-test