Quality and Safety

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) 

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. We present these gaps below to highlight areas for future research and investigation.

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.

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: Tinnitus Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo Cerumen Impaction Acute Otitis Externa Sudden 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