Dr. Wilson: I found your study very interesting. Thank you for your contribution. In your pilot study positive exercise response among EIA patients who use Breathe Right Strip was hypothesized . However, only small group (5 out of 12) of EIA patients did improve their exercise response. The subjects in your study (both control and EIA group) represented an age range 12-26 years (children, adolescents and young adults). As you have mentioned in your discussion, children were very enthusiastic about wearing the nasal strip versus using inhaler. I am wandering whether those 5 EIA patients who improved exercise responses were children. If so, could it suggest that the positive response was more related to psychological and behavioral than physiological mechanisms? Whom are you going to test in your main study?
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