Evidence-based Otitis Media

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PMPH-USA, 2003 - 529 pages
Evidence-Based Otitis Media offers one-stop shopping for the best current evidence to guide management decisions at the individual, organizational, and societal levels. This text details the importance of evidence-based data in interpreting the ever-enlarging body of literature on otitis media. The editors have assembled an impressive group of experts on all aspects of otitis media and addressed comprehensively many issues related to methodology, clinical management, and consequences of this disease. The eight chapters comprising the methodology section provide the necessary background and detail to allow physicians and other health professionals to understand and appreciate the value of evidence-based medicine. Updates include: the incorporation of new original research, systemic reviews, and evidence reports to existing chapters. New chapter topics include: evidence-based medicine, professional evidence reports, molecular and translational research, complementary and alternative medicine, bacteriologic efficacy of antimicrobials, vaccine prevention, international management perspectives, meta-analysis of speech and language sequelae, suppurative complications, host susceptibility to sequelae, and judicious use of systemic and topical antimicrobials. FEATURES: *Maturation of evidence-based medicine as a foundation for clinical care is reflected throughout the text. *Extensive evidence tables summarize study characteristics and quantitative outcomes for clinically relevant endpoints *Internationally distinguished contributors selected based on both their clinical expertise and their ability to write for an evidence-based text

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METHODOLOGY
1
Critical Evaluation of Journal Articles
9
Design Considerations for Clinical Studies
28
Metaanalysis and Systematic Literature Review
40
Professional Evidence Reports
62
Clinical Practice Guidelines
81
Molecular and Translational Research
91
Definitions Terminology and Classification
120
Clinical Pathway for Acute Otitis Media
280
Clinical Pathway for Otitis Media with Effusion
303
International Perspective on Management
325
CONSEQUENCES AND SEQUELAE
333
Hearing and Auditory Function
342
Speech Language Pragmatics and Attention
360
Metaanalysis of Speech and Language Sequelae
383
Quality of Life and Child Behavior
400

CLINICAL MANAGEMENT
136
Epidemiology
147
Eustachian Tube Function and Dysfunction
163
Natural History of Untreated Otitis Media
180
Clinical Efficacy of Medical Therapy
199
Clinical Efficacy of Surgical Therapy
227
Clinical Effectiveness of Complementary and Alternative Therapies
241
Bacteriologic Efficacy of Antimicrobial Agents
256
Vaccine Prevention
268
Bacterial Resistance and Antimicrobial Drug Selection
429
Judicious Use of Systemic Antimicrobials
438
Judicious Use of Ototopical Antimicrobials
450
Tympanostomy Tube Care and Consequences
460
Suppurative Complications
482
Host Susceptibility to Sequelae
505
Index
515
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