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 textHow to use articles about health-related quality of life. JAMA 1997:277:1232a7. Hayward RS, Wilson MC, Tunis SR, et al. Usersa#39; guides to the medical literature. VIII. How to use clinical practice guidelines. A. Are the recommendations valid?
|Title||:||Evidence Based Otitis Media|
|Author||:||Richard M. Rosenfeld, Charles D. Bluestone|
|Publisher||:||PMPH-USA - 2003|