Publication Year: 2003
Authors/Editor: Rosenfeld, Richard M.; Bluestone, Charles
Publisher: People's Medical Publishing House
Doody's Star Rating®:Score: 92
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.