Evidence-based preoperative assessment protocols that reduce unnecessary testing and extraneous cost without increased perioperative morbidity and mortality should be implemented into routine otolaryngology practice.
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A new review paper accepted in March and published early on The Laryngoscope’s website contains COVID-19 demographic and safety information, and clinical and practice management recommendations for common procedures and care for at-risk patient populations. “COVID-19 and the Otolaryngologist – A Preliminary Evidence-Based Review” (Laryngoscope. 10.1002/lary.28672), by Neelaysh Vukkadala, MD, et al., examines practices implemented […]
Recent publication of practice parameters for surgery in adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has set off another round of debate on the need for otolaryngologists to get involved in generating their own guidelines. Although otolaryngologists have yet to agree on whether or not the time is right for guidelines on surgical treatment for sleep apnea, consensus can be claimed regarding the need perceived by the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) to get on the evidence-based bandwagon.
The newly adopted clinical practice guidelines (CPG) on hoarseness—and concerns that portions are overly simplistic and could harm care—took center stage here in a panel discussion at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, part of the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings held here April 28-May 2.
Several treatments for allergy-related disease have high-quality evidence to support them, according to panelists at a seminar in Chicago at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), which focused on evidence-based medicine as the model applies to allergy.
Not long ago, physicians routinely decried evidence-based medicine (EBM) as an encroachment on their professional autonomy, a barrier to good patient care, insensitive to health care’s growing complexity, and at odds with the transcendent value of the physician-patient relationship.