Clinical Practice Guideline: Cerumen Impaction

Leadership: Timothy L. Smith, MD, MPH (Chair), Peter S. Roland, MD (Assistant Chair), Seth R. Schwartz, MD, MPH (Assistant Chair), Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH (Methodologist)

Research Gaps - Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

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,

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 - 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 - Otology/Neurotology

Click to view the research gaps identified in each of these clinical practice guidelines: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo Cerumen Impaction Acute Otitis Externa Sudden Hearing Loss