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Mar 1, 2008 Issue
Diagnosis of Ear Pain [Article]

Many patients in primary care present with ear pain (otalgia). When the ear is the source of the pain (primary otalgia), the ear examination is usually abnormal. When the ear is not the source of the pain (secondary otalgia), the ear examination is typically normal. The cause of primary otalgia is u...


Dec 1, 2007 Issue
Diagnosis and Treatment of Otitis Media [Article]

Diagnostic criteria for acute otitis media include rapid onset of symptoms, middle ear effusion, and signs and symptoms of middle ear inflammation. Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Moraxella catarrhalis are the most common bacterial isolates from the middle ear fluid of children...


May 15, 2007 Issue
Cerumen Impaction [Article]

Cerumen is a naturally occurring, normally extruded product of the external auditory canal. It is usually asymptomatic, but when it becomes impacted it can cause complications such as hearing loss, pain, or dizziness. It also can interfere with examination of the tympanic membrane. Depending on avai...


Nov 1, 2006 Issue
Otitis Externa: Review and Clinical Update [Article]

Otitis externa can take an acute or a chronic form, with the acute form affecting four in 1,000 persons annually and the chronic form affecting 3 to 5 percent of the population. Acute disease commonly results from bacterial (90 percent of cases) or fungal (10 percent of cases) overgrowth in an ear c...


Nov 1, 2004 Issue
Tympanometry [Article]

Tympanometry provides useful quantitative information about the presence of fluid in the middle ear, mobility of the middle ear system, and ear canal volume. Its use has been recommended in conjunction with more qualitative information (e.g., history, appearance, and mobility of the tympanic membran...


Jun 15, 2004 Issue
AAP, AAFP, AAO-HNS Release Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of Otitis Media with Effusion [Practice Guidelines]

Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of otitis media with effusion (OME) have been released by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS).


Jun 15, 2004 Issue
Acute Otitis Media in Children [Point-of-Care Guides]

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians recently released an evidence-based practice guideline to help physicians provide the most up-to-date care for children with AOM. The subcommittee that developed the guideline included primary care physicians, pediatric...


Jun 1, 2004 Issue
AAP, AAFP Release Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of Acute Otitis Media [Practice Guidelines]

Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of uncomplicated acute otitis media (AOM) in children between two months and 12 years of age are available from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).


Feb 1, 2004 Issue
Tinnitus [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments for chronic tinnitus?


Jan 1, 2004 Issue
Diagnostic Approach to Tinnitus [Article]

Tinnitus is a common disorder with many possible causes. Most cases of tinnitus are subjective, but occasionally the tinnitus can be heard by an examiner. Otologic problems, especially hearing loss, are the most common causes of subjective tinnitus. Common causes of conductive hearing loss include e...


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