The Relationship Between Smell and Taste Dysfunction and Frailty

Sinus surgeon Nicholas Rowan discusses the importance of smell and taste dysfunction for patients and how it relates to frailty. A review of a nationally representative patient cohort revealed an increased risk for frailty among patients with smell and taste dysfunction. While causality was not assessed, these two indicators may serve as a novel marker for risk and vulnerability in our patient population.

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Nicholas Rowan, MD

Nicholas Rowan, MD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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