Quality and Safety

Research Gaps - Bell's palsy

Bell's palsyThis guideline was based on the current body of evidence regarding treatment of Bell's palsy.

Research Gaps - Tonsillectomy in Childern

While there is a body of literature from which the guidelines were drawn, significant gaps remain in knowledge about preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care in children who undergo tonsillectomy.

Clinical Practice Guideline: Bell's palsy

Leadership: Reginald Baugh, MD (Chair), Gregory Basura, MD, PhD (Assistant Chair), Lisa Ishii, MD, MHS (Assistant Chair), Seth R. Schwartz, MD, MPH (Methodologist) Guideline Development Group: Rebecca Burkholder, JD, Nathan A.

Research Gaps - Cerumen Impaction

While there is a body of literature from which these guidelines were drawn, significant gaps in our knowledge about cerumen impaction and its management remain.

Research Gaps - Adult Sinusitis

The guideline development group identified knowledge gaps based on existing practice patterns and the scope and quality of supporting literature.

Research Gaps - Acute Otitis Externa (AOE)

Research needs are as follows: RCTs of absolute and comparative clinical efficacy of ototopical therapy of uncomplicated AOE in primary care settings, including the impact of aural toilet on outcomes.Clinical trials to determine the efficacy of topic

Research Gaps - Allergy

Click to view the research gaps identified in this clinical practice guidelines:Adult Sinusitis 

Research Gaps - Otology/Neurotology

Click to view the research gaps identified in each of these clinical practice guidelines:TinnitusBenign paroxysmal positional vertigoCerumen ImpactionAcute Otitis ExternaSudden Hearing Loss

Research Gaps - Laryngology/Broncho-esophagology

Click to view the research gaps identified in this clinical practice guideline:Hoarseness (dysphonia)Improving Voice Outcomes after Thyroid Surgery