ENT, Ear

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...

Sep 15, 2003 Issue
Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Hearing Loss [Article]

Hearing loss is a common problem that can occur at any age and makes verbal communication difficult. The ear is divided anatomically into three sections (external, middle, and inner), and pathology contributing to hearing loss may strike one or more sections. Hearing loss can be categorized as condu...

Jul 15, 2003 Issue
Necrotizing (Malignant) External Otitis [Article]

Necrotizing (malignant) external otitis, an infection involving the temporal and adjacent bones, is a relatively rare complication of external otitis. It occurs primarily in immunocompromised persons, especially older persons with diabetes mellitus, and is often initiated by self-inflicted or iatrog...

Sep 1, 2002 Issue
A Hearing Problem [Curbside Consultation]

This brief vignette raises questions about the biopsychosocial aspects of presbycusis. The answers to these questions can help guide clinical strategies for patients with hearing loss and their family members.

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