Leadership: Reginald Baugh, MD (Chair), Gregory Basura, MD, PhD (Assistant Chair), Lisa Ishii, MD, MHS (Assistant Chair), Seth R. Schwartz, MD, MPH (Methodologist)
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.
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 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.
Click to view the research gaps identified in this clinical practice guidelines: Adult Sinusitis
Click to view the research gaps identified in each of these clinical practice guidelines: Tinnitus
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
Acute Otitis Externa
Sudden Hearing Loss
Click to view the research gaps identified in this clinical practice guideline: Hoarseness (dysphonia)
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