Quality and Safety

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

Research needs are as follows:  Define the natural history and management of subacute rhinosinusitis.  Determine the validity of diagnosing ABRS by patient history without confirmatory physical examination. 

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

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