As determined by the panel's review of the literature, assessment of current clinical practices, and determination of evidence gaps, research needs were determined as follows: Conduct prospective epidemiological studies of the incidence, prevalence,
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 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 each of these clinical practice guidelines: Tinnitus
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
Acute Otitis Externa
Sudden Hearing Loss
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