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1 Guideline Practice Advisory for Perioperative Visual Loss Associated with Spine Surgery 2019: An Updated Report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Perioperative Visual Loss, the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, and the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care. 2019

Anonymous2581538. · ·Anesthesiology · Pubmed #30531555.

ABSTRACT: -- No abstract --

2 Guideline Guideline on cochlear implants. 2019

Manrique, Manuel / Ramos, Ángel / de Paula Vernetta, Carlos / Gil-Carcedo, Elisa / Lassaletta, Luis / Sanchez-Cuadrado, Isabel / Espinosa, Juan Manuel / Batuecas, Ángel / Cenjor, Carlos / Lavilla, María José / Núñez, Faustino / Cavalle, Laura / Huarte, Alicia. ·Miembros de la Comisión de Otología de la Sociedad Española de Otorrinolaringología y Cirugía de Cabeza y Cuello, Madrid, España. Electronic address: mmanrique@unav.es. · Miembros de la Comisión de Otología de la Sociedad Española de Otorrinolaringología y Cirugía de Cabeza y Cuello, Madrid, España. · Miembros de la Comisión de Otoneurología de la Sociedad Española de Otorrinolaringología y Cirugía de Cabeza y Cuello, Madrid, España; Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Raras (CIBERER-U761), Madrid, España. · Miembros de la Comisión de Otoneurología de la Sociedad Española de Otorrinolaringología y Cirugía de Cabeza y Cuello, Madrid, España. · Miembros de la Comisión de Audiología de la Sociedad Española de Otorrinolaringología y Cirugía de Cabeza y Cuello, Madrid, España. ·Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp · Pubmed #29598832.

ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: In the last decade numerous hospitals have started to work with patients who are candidates for a cochlear implant (CI) and there have been numerous and relevant advances in the treatment of sensorineural hearing loss that extended the indications for cochlear implants. OBJECTIVES: To provide a guideline on cochlear implants to specialists in otorhinolaryngology, other medical specialities, health authorities and society in general. METHODS: The Scientific Committees of Otology, Otoneurology and Audiology from the Spanish Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery (SEORL-CCC), in a coordinated and agreed way, performed a review of the current state of CI based on the existing regulations and in the scientific publications referenced in the bibliography of the document drafted. RESULTS: The clinical guideline on cochlear implants provides information on: a) Definition and description of Cochlear Implant; b) Indications for cochlear implants; c) Organizational requirements for a cochlear implant programme. CONCLUSIONS: A clinical guideline on cochlear implants has been developed by a Committee of Experts of the SEORL-CCC, to help and guide all the health professionals involved in this field of CI in decision-making to treathearing impairment.

3 Guideline Diagnosis and treatment of otitis media with effusion: CODEPEH recommendations. 2019

Núñez-Batalla, Faustino / Jáudenes-Casaubón, Carmen / Sequí-Canet, Jose Miguel / Vivanco-Allende, Ana / Zubicaray-Ugarteche, Jose. ·Presidente de la CODEPEH (Comisión para la detección precoz de la hipoacusia). Electronic address: fnunezb@telefonica.net. · Vocales de la CODEPEH. ·Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp · Pubmed #29033123.

ABSTRACT: The incidence and the prevalence rates of otitis media with effusion (OME) are high. However, there is evidence that only a minority of professionals follow the recommendations provided in clinical practice guidelines. For the purpose of improving diagnosis and treatment of OME in children to prevent and/or reduce its impact on children's development, the Commission for the Early Detection of Deafness (CODEPEH) has deeply reviewed the scientific literature on this field and has drafted a document of recommendations for a correct clinical reaction to of OME, including diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment methodology. Among others, medication, in particular antibiotics and corticoids, should not be prescribed and 3 months of watchful waiting should be the first adopted measure. If OME persists, an ENT doctor should assess the possibility of sugical treatment. The impact of OME in cases of children with a comorbidity is higher, so it requires immediate reaction, without watchful waiting.

4 Guideline ACR Appropriateness Criteria 2018

Anonymous2741124 / Sharma, Aseem / Kirsch, Claudia F E / Aulino, Joseph M / Chakraborty, Santanu / Choudhri, Asim F / Germano, Isabelle M / Kendi, A Tuba / Kim, H Jeffrey / Lee, Ryan K / Liebeskind, David S / Luttrull, Michael D / Moritani, Toshio / Murad, Gregory J A / Shah, Lubdha M / Shih, Robert Y / Symko, Sophia C / Bykowski, Julie. ·Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Saint Louis, Missouri. Electronic address: sharmaa@mir.wustl.edu. · Panel Chair, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Hospital, Hofstra Medical School, Hempstead, New York. · Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee. · Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the Department of Radiology, The University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. · Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee. · Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York; neurosurgical consultant. · Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. · Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, District of Columbia; American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. · Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. · University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; American Academy of Neurology. · The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. · University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa. · University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; neurosurgical consultant. · University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. · Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. · Neuroradiology consultant, Denver, Colorado. · Specialty Chair, UC San Diego Health, San Diego, California. ·J Am Coll Radiol · Pubmed #30392601.

ABSTRACT: This article presents guidelines for imaging utilization in patients presenting with hearing loss or vertigo, symptoms that sometimes occur concurrently due to proximity of receptors and neural pathways responsible for hearing and balance. These guidelines take into account the superiority of CT in providing bony details and better soft-tissue resolution offered by MRI. It should be noted that a dedicated temporal bone CT rather than a head CT best achieves delineation of disease in many of these patients. Similarly, optimal assessment often requires a dedicated high-resolution protocol designed to assess temporal bone and internal auditory canals even though such a study will be requested and billed as a brain MRI. Angiographic techniques are helpful in some patients, especially in the setting of vertigo. The American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed annually by a multidisciplinary expert panel. The guideline development and revision include an extensive analysis of current medical literature from peer reviewed journals and the application of well-established methodologies (RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method and Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation or GRADE) to rate the appropriateness of imaging and treatment procedures for specific clinical scenarios. In those instances where evidence is lacking or equivocal, expert opinion may supplement the available evidence to recommend imaging or treatment.

5 Guideline Occupational Noise-Induced Hearing Loss. 2018

Mirza, Raúl / Kirchner, D Bruce / Dobie, Robert A / Crawford, James / Anonymous2401534. ·American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Elk Grove, Illinois. ·J Occup Environ Med · Pubmed #30095587.

ABSTRACT: : Occupational hearing loss is preventable through a hierarchy of controls, which prioritize the use of engineering controls over administrative controls and personal protective equipment. The occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) physician plays a critical role in the prevention of occupational noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). This position statement clarifies current best practices in the diagnosis of occupational NIHL.

6 Guideline The Role of the Professional Supervisor in the Audiometric Testing Component of Hearing Conservation Programs. 2018

Mirza, Raúl A / Kirchner, D Bruce / Anonymous2391534. ·American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Elk Grove, Illinois. ·J Occup Environ Med · Pubmed #30095586.

ABSTRACT: : ACOEM believes that the functions of a professional supervisor in hearing conservation programs are part of the "core practice" of occupational medicine. This guidance emphasizes the role occupational medicine clinicians play in the supervision of audiometric surveillance conducted under the auspices of hearing conservation programs and reviews the regulatory and scientific basis and pertinent practices involved in this supervisory role.

7 Guideline Hearing loss in adults, assessment and management: summary of NICE guidance. 2018

Ftouh, Saoussen / Harrop-Griffiths, Katherine / Harker, Martin / Munro, Kevin J / Leverton, Ted / Anonymous1531079. ·National Guideline Centre, Royal College of Physicians, London NW1 4LE, UK saoussen.ftouh@rcplondon.ac.uk. · Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, UCLH NHS Foundation Trust, London WC1X 8DA. · National Guideline Centre, Royal College of Physicians, London NW1 4LE, UK. · Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness, School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK. · Bere Alston, Devon. ·BMJ · Pubmed #29934300.

ABSTRACT: -- No abstract --

8 Guideline French Society of ENT (SFORL) guidelines (short version): Audiometry in adults and children. 2018

Favier, V / Vincent, C / Bizaguet, É / Bouccara, D / Dauman, R / Frachet, B / Le Her, F / Meyer-Bisch, C / Tronche, S / Sterkers-Artières, F / Venail, F. ·ORL et chirurgie cervico-faciale, CHU de Montpellier, 34090 Montpellier, France. Electronic address: valentin_favier@hotmail.com. · Service d'otologie et otoneurologie, CHU de Lille, 59037 Lille cedex, France. · Laboratoire de correction auditive, 75001 Paris, France. · Groupe hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, 75013 Paris, France. · Unité d'audiologie, université et CHU de Bordeaux, 33000 Bordeaux, France. · Hôpital Rothschild, centre de réglage des implants cochléaires, Association agir pour l'audition/association France Presbyacousie, AP-HP, 75012 Paris, France. · 41, rue de la Tour-de-Beurre, 76000 Rouen, France. · 2, rue Paul-Louis-Courrier, 11000 Narbonne, France. · ORL, 8, rue De-Navarre, 75005 Paris. · Service d'audiophologie, d'otologie et otoneurologie, institut Saint-Pierre, Palavas, CHU de Montpellier, 34090 Montpellier, France. · Inserm 1051, service otologie-otoneurologie, plateforme d'audiologie I-PaudioM, CHU de Montpellier, 34090 Montpellier, France. ·Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis · Pubmed #29929777.

ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: French Society of ENT (SFORL) good practice guidelines for audiometric examination in adults and children. METHODS: A multidisciplinary working group performed a review of the scientific literature. Guidelines were drawn up, reviewed by an independent reading group, and finalized in a consensus meeting. RESULTS: Audiometry should be performed in an acoustically controlled environment (<30dBA); audiometer calibration should be regularly checked; and patient-specific masking rules should be systematically applied. It should be ensured that masking is not overmasking. Adult pure-tone audiometry data should be interpreted taking account of clinical data, speech audiometry and impedancemetry. In case of discrepancies between clinical and pure-tone and speech audiometry data, objective auditory tests should be perform. In children aged 2 years or younger, subjective audiometry should be associated to behavioral audiometry adapted to the child's age. In suspected hearing impairment, behavioral audiometry should be systematically supplemented by objective hearing tests to determine and confirm the level and type of hearing impairment.

9 Guideline None 2018

Martínez Rubioa, Ana / Cortés Rico, Olga / Pallás Alonso, Carmen Rosa / Rando Diego, Álvaro / Sánchez Ruiz-Cabello, Francisco Javier / Colomer Revuelta, Julia / Esparza Olcina, María Jesús / Gallego Iborra, Ana / García Aguado, Jaime / Sánchez-Ventura, José Galbe / Merino Moína, Manuel / Mengual Gil, José María. ·Especialista en Pediatría, Centro de Salud Camas, Sevilla. · Especialista en Pediatría, Centro de Salud Canillejas, Madrid. · Especialista en Pediatría, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid. · Especialista en Pediatría, Centro de Salud Velilla de San Antonio, Mejorada del Campo, Madrid. · Especialista en Pediatría, Centro de Salud Zaidín Sur, Granada. · Especialista en Pediatría, Centro de Salud Fuente de San Luis, Valencia. · Especialista en Pediatría, Centro de Salud Barcelona, Móstoles, Madrid. · Especialista en Pediatría, Centro de Salud Trinidad-Jesús Cautivo, Málaga. · Especialista en Pediatría, Centro de Salud Villablanca, Madrid. · Especialista en Pediatría, Centro de Salud Torrero la Paz, Zaragoza. · Especialista en Pediatría, Centro de Salud el Greco, Getafe, Madrid. · Especialista en Pediatría. Centro de Salud Delicias-Sur, Zaragoza. ·Aten Primaria · Pubmed #29866354.

ABSTRACT: -- No abstract --

10 Guideline None 2018

de Hoyos Alonso, María Del Canto / Gorroñogoitia Iturbe, Ana / Martín Lesende, Iñaki / Baena Díez, José Miguel / López-Torres Hidalgo, Jesús / Magán Tapia, Purificación / Acosta Benito, Miguel Ángel / Herreros Herreros, Yolanda / Anonymous451525. ·Especialista en Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria, Centro de Salud Laín Entralgo, Alcorcón, Madrid. · Especialista en Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria, Unidad Docente Multiprofesional de Atención Familiar y Comunitaria de Bizkaia. · Especialista en Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria, Centro de Salud San Ignacio, Bilbao. · Especialista en Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria, Centro de Atención Primaria La Marina, Barcelona. · Especialista en Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria, Centro de Salud Zona VIII, Albacete. · Especialista en Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria, Centro de Salud Pavones, Madrid Red de Investigación en Servicios de Salud en Enfermedades Crónicas (REDISSEC). · Especialista en Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria, Centro de Salud Griñón, Madrid. · Especialista en Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria, Centro de Atención Primaria Numancia, Barcelona. ·Aten Primaria · Pubmed #29866352.

ABSTRACT: -- No abstract --

11 Guideline ACR Appropriateness Criteria 2018

Anonymous1201079 / Kennedy, Tabassum A / Corey, Amanda S / Policeni, Bruno / Agarwal, Vikas / Burns, Judah / Harvey, H Benjamin / Hoang, Jenny / Hunt, Christopher H / Juliano, Amy F / Mack, William / Moonis, Gul / Murad, Gregory J A / Pannell, Jeffrey S / Parsons, Matthew S / Powers, William J / Schroeder, Jason W / Setzen, Gavin / Whitehead, Matthew T / Bykowski, Julie. ·Principal Author, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic, Madison, Wisconsin. Electronic address: tkennedy@uwhealth.org. · Panel Chair, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. · Panel Vice-Chair, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa. · University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. · Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York. · Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. · Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina. · Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. · Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. · University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California; neurosurgical consultant. · Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York. · University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; neurosurgical consultant. · University of California San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, California. · Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Saint Louis, Missouri. · University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; American Academy of Neurology. · Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. · Albany ENT & Allergy Services, PC, Albany, New York; American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. · Children's National Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia. · Specialty Chair, UC San Diego Health, San Diego, California. ·J Am Coll Radiol · Pubmed #29724415.

ABSTRACT: Visual loss can be the result of an abnormality anywhere along the visual pathway including the globe, optic nerve, optic chiasm, optic tract, thalamus, optic radiations or primary visual cortex. Appropriate imaging analysis of visual loss is facilitated by a compartmental approach that establishes a differential diagnosis on the basis of suspected lesion location and specific clinical features. CT and MRI are the primary imaging modalities used to evaluate patients with visual loss and are often complementary in evaluating these patients. One modality may be preferred over the other depending on the specific clinical scenario. Depending on the pattern of visual loss and differential diagnosis, imaging coverage may require targeted evaluation of the orbits and/or assessment of the brain. Contrast is preferred when masses and inflammatory processes are differential considerations. The American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed annually by a multidisciplinary expert panel. The guideline development and revision include an extensive analysis of current medical literature from peer reviewed journals and the application of well-established methodologies (RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method and Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation or GRADE) to rate the appropriateness of imaging and treatment procedures for specific clinical scenarios. In those instances where evidence is lacking or equivocal, expert opinion may supplement the available evidence to recommend imaging or treatment.

12 Guideline British Association of Dermatologists guidelines for the management of lichen sclerosus, 2018. 2018

Lewis, F M / Tatnall, F M / Velangi, S S / Bunker, C B / Kumar, A / Brackenbury, F / Mohd Mustapa, M F / Exton, L S. ·Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, Slough, SL2 4HL, U.K. · St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, SE1 9RT, U.K. · West Hertfordshire NHS Trust, Watford, WD18 0HB, U.K. · University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, B15 2TH, U.K. · University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, University College Hospital, London, NW1 2BU, U.K. · Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, London, SW10 9NH, U.K. · King's College London, London, SE1 3ER, U.K. · Association for Lichen Sclerosus and Vulval Health, Brighton, U.K. · British Association of Dermatologists, Willan House, 4 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HQ, U.K. ·Br J Dermatol · Pubmed #29313888.

ABSTRACT: -- No abstract --

13 Guideline Congress of Neurological Surgeons Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guidelines on Otologic and Audiologic Screening for Patients With Vestibular Schwannomas. 2018

Sweeney, Alex D / Carlson, Matthew L / Shepard, Neil T / McCracken, D Jay / Vivas, Esther X / Neff, Brian A / Olson, Jeffrey J. ·Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. · Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. · Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota. · Department of Neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota. · Department of Neurosurgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. · Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. ·Neurosurgery · Pubmed #29309699.

ABSTRACT: QUESTION 1: What is the expected diagnostic yield for vestibular schwannomas when using a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to evaluate patients with previously published definitions of asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss? TARGET POPULATION: These recommendations apply to adults with an asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss on audiometric testing. RECOMMENDATION: Level 3: On the basis of an audiogram, it is recommended that MRI screening on patients with ≥10 decibels (dB) of interaural difference at 2 or more contiguous frequencies or ≥15 dB at 1 frequency be pursued to minimize the incidence of undiagnosed vestibular schwannomas. However, selectively screening patients with ≥15 dB of interaural difference at 3000 Hz alone may minimize the incidence of MRIs performed that do not diagnose a vestibular schwannoma. QUESTION 2: What is the expected diagnostic yield for vestibular schwannomas when using an MRI to evaluate patients with asymmetric tinnitus, as defined as either purely unilateral tinnitus or bilateral tinnitus with subjective asymmetry? TARGET POPULATION: These recommendations apply to adults with subjective complaints of asymmetric tinnitus. RECOMMENDATION: Level 3: It is recommended that MRI be used to evaluate patients with asymmetric tinnitus. However, this practice is low yielding in terms of vestibular schwannoma diagnosis (<1%). QUESTION 3: What is the expected diagnostic yield for vestibular schwannomas when using an MRI to evaluate patients with a sudden sensorineural hearing loss? TARGET POPULATION: These recommendations apply to adults with a verified sudden sensorineural hearing loss on an audiogram. RECOMMENDATION: Level 3: It is recommended that MRI be used to evaluate patients with a sudden sensorineural hearing loss. However, this practice is low yielding in terms of vestibular schwannoma diagnosis (<3%).  The full guideline can be found at: https://www.cns.org/guidelines/guidelines-management-patients-vestibular-schwannoma/chapter_2.

14 Guideline Congress of Neurological Surgeons Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guidelines on Hearing Preservation Outcomes in Patients With Sporadic Vestibular Schwannomas. 2018

Carlson, Matthew L / Vivas, Esther X / McCracken, D Jay / Sweeney, Alex D / Neff, Brian A / Shepard, Neil T / Olson, Jeffrey J. ·Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Mayo Clinic, School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota. · Department of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota. · Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. · Department of Neurosurgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. · Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. ·Neurosurgery · Pubmed #29309683.

ABSTRACT: Question 1: What is the overall probability of maintaining serviceable hearing following stereotactic radiosurgery utilizing modern dose planning, at 2, 5, and 10 yr following treatment? Recommendation: Level 3: Individuals who meet these criteria and are considering stereotactic radiosurgery should be counseled that there is moderately high probability (>50%-75%) of hearing preservation at 2 yr, moderately high probability (>50%-75%) of hearing preservation at 5 yr, and moderately low probability (>25%-50%) of hearing preservation at 10 yr. Question 2: Among patients with AAO-HNS (American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery hearing classification) class A or GR (Gardner-Robertson hearing classification) grade I hearing at baseline, what is the overall probability of maintaining serviceable hearing following stereotactic radiosurgery, utilizing modern dose planning, at 2, 5, and 10 yr following treatment? Recommendation: Level 3: Individuals who meet these criteria and are considering stereotactic radiosurgery should be counseled that there is a high probability (>75%-100%) of hearing preservation at 2 yr, moderately high probability (>50%-75%) of hearing preservation at 5 yr, and moderately low probability (>25%-50%) of hearing preservation at 10 yr. Question 3: What patient- and tumor-related factors influence progression to nonserviceable hearing following stereotactic radiosurgery using ≤13 Gy to the tumor margin? Recommendation: Level 3: Individuals who meet these criteria and are considering stereotactic radiosurgery should be counseled regarding the probability of successful hearing preservation based on the following prognostic data: the most consistent prognostic features associated with maintenance of serviceable hearing are good preoperative word recognition and/or pure tone thresholds with variable cut-points reported, smaller tumor size, marginal tumor dose ≤12 Gy, and cochlear dose ≤4 Gy. Age and sex are not strong predictors of hearing preservation outcome. Question 4: What is the overall probability of maintaining serviceable hearing following microsurgical resection of small to medium-sized sporadic vestibular schwannomas early after surgery, at 2, 5, and 10 yr following treatment? Recommendation: Level 3: Individuals who meet these criteria and are considering microsurgical resection should be counseled that there is a moderately low probability (>25%-50%) of hearing preservation immediately following surgery, moderately low probability (>25%-50%) of hearing preservation at 2 yr, moderately low probability (>25%-50%) of hearing preservation at 5 yr, and moderately low probability (>25%-50%) of hearing preservation at 10 yr. Question 5: Among patients with AAO-HNS class A or GR grade I hearing at baseline, what is the overall probability of maintaining serviceable hearing following microsurgical resection of small to medium-sized sporadic vestibular schwannomas early after surgery, at 2, 5, and 10 yr following treatment? Recommendation: Level 3: Individuals who meet these criteria and are considering microsurgical resection should be counseled that there is a moderately high probability (>50%-75%) of hearing preservation immediately following surgery, moderately high probability (>50%-75%) of hearing preservation at 2 yr, moderately high probability (>50%-75%) of hearing preservation at 5 yr, and moderately low probability (>25%-50%) of hearing preservation at 10 yr. Question 6: What patient- and tumor-related factors influence progression to nonserviceable hearing following microsurgical resection of small to medium-sized sporadic vestibular schwannomas? Recommendation: Level 3: Individuals who meet these criteria and are considering microsurgical resection should be counseled regarding the probability of successful hearing preservation based on the following prognostic data: the most consistent prognostic features associated with maintenance of serviceable hearing are good preoperative word recognition and/or pure tone thresholds with variable cut-points reported, smaller tumor size commonly less than 1 cm, and presence of a distal internal auditory canal cerebrospinal fluid fundal cap. Age and sex are not strong predictors of hearing preservation outcome. Question 7: What is the overall probability of maintaining serviceable hearing with conservative observation of vestibular schwannomas at 2, 5, and 10 yr following diagnosis? Recommendation: Level 3: Individuals who meet these criteria and are considering observation should be counseled that there is a high probability (>75%-100%) of hearing preservation at 2 yr, moderately high probability (>50%-75%) of hearing preservation at 5 yr, and moderately low probability (>25%-50%) of hearing preservation at 10 yr. Question 8: Among patients with AAO-HNS class A or GR grade I hearing at baseline, what is the overall probability of maintaining serviceable hearing with conservative observation at 2 and 5 yr following diagnosis? Recommendation: Level 3: Individuals who meet these criteria and are considering stereotactic radiosurgery should be counseled that there is a high probability (>75%-100%) of hearing preservation at 2 yr, and moderately high probability (>50%-75%) of hearing preservation at 5 yr. Insufficient data were available to determine the probability of hearing preservation at 10 yr for this population subset. Question 9: What patient and tumor-related factors influence progression to nonserviceable hearing during conservative observation? Recommendation: Level 3: Individuals who meet these criteria and are considering observation should be counseled regarding probability of successful hearing preservation based on the following prognostic data: the most consistent prognostic features associated with maintenance of serviceable hearing are good preoperative word recognition and/or pure tone thresholds with variable cut-points reported, as well as nongrowth of the tumor. Tumor size at the time of diagnosis, age, and sex do not predict future development of nonserviceable hearing during observation.  The full guideline can be found at: https://www.cns.org/guidelines/guidelines-manage-ment-patients-vestibular-schwannoma/chapter_3.

15 Guideline A good practice guide for translating and adapting hearing-related questionnaires for different languages and cultures. 2018

Hall, Deborah A / Zaragoza Domingo, Silvia / Hamdache, Leila Z / Manchaiah, Vinaya / Thammaiah, Spoorthi / Evans, Chris / Wong, Lena L N / Anonymous1171441. ·a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre , Nottingham , UK. · b Otology and Hearing group Division of Clinical Neuroscience , School of Medicine, University of Nottingham , Nottingham , UK. · c Neuropsychological Research Organization , Barcelona , Spain. · d The Carlton Academy , Nottingham , UK. · e Department of Speech and Hearing , Lamar State University , Beaumont , TX , USA. · f Department of Behavioral Sciences and Learning, The Swedish Institute for Disability Research , Linköping University , Linköping , Sweden. · g Department of Speech and Hearing School of Allied Health Sciences , Manipal University , Manipal , India. · h Department of Audiology , All India Institute of Speech and Hearing , Mysore , India. · i Department of Psychology, University of Roehampton , London , UK , and. · j Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Faculty of Education , The University of Hong Kong, Prince Philip Dental Hospital , Hong Kong, China. ·Int J Audiol · Pubmed #29161914.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES: To raise awareness and propose a good practice guide for translating and adapting any hearing-related questionnaire to be used for comparisons across populations divided by language or culture, and to encourage investigators to publish detailed steps. DESIGN: From a synthesis of existing guidelines, we propose important considerations for getting started, followed by six early steps: (1) Preparation, (2, 3) Translation steps, (4) Committee Review, (5) Field testing and (6) Reviewing and finalising the translation. STUDY SAMPLE: Not applicable. RESULTS: Across these six steps, 22 different items are specified for creating a questionnaire that promotes equivalence to the original by accounting for any cultural differences. Published examples illustrate how these steps have been implemented and reported, with shared experiences from the authors, members of the International Collegium of Rehabilitative Audiology and TINnitus research NETwork. CONCLUSIONS: A checklist of the preferred reporting items is included to help researchers and clinicians make informed choices about conducting or omitting any items. We also recommend using the checklist to document these decisions in any resulting report or publication. Following this step-by-step guide would promote quality assurance in multinational trials and outcome evaluations but, to confirm functional equivalence, large-scale evaluation of psychometric properties should follow.

16 Guideline AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGISTS AND AMERICAN COLLEGE OF ENDOCRINOLOGY POSITION STATEMENT ON TESTING FOR AUTONOMIC AND SOMATIC NERVE DYSFUNCTION. 2017

Vinik, Aaron I / Camacho, Pauline M / Davidson, Jaime A / Handelsman, Yehuda / Lando, Howard M / Leddy, Anne L / Reddy, Sethu K / Cook, Richard / Spallone, Vicenza / Tesfaye, Solomon / Ziegler, Dan / Anonymous360933. · ·Endocr Pract · Pubmed #29320641.

ABSTRACT: This document represents the official position of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American College of Endocrinology. Where there were no randomized controlled trials or specific U.S. FDA labeling for issues in clinical practice, the participating clinical experts utilized their judgment and experience. Every effort was made to achieve consensus among the committee members. Position statements are meant to provide guidance, but they are not to be considered prescriptive for any individual patient and cannot replace the judgment of a clinician.

17 Guideline ACR Appropriateness Criteria 2017

Anonymous7950925 / Kessler, Marcus M / Moussa, Marwan / Bykowski, Julie / Kirsch, Claudia F E / Aulino, Joseph M / Berger, Kevin L / Choudhri, Asim F / Fife, Terry D / Germano, Isabelle M / Kendi, A Tuba / Kim, Jeffrey H / Luttrull, Michael D / Nunez, Diego / Shah, Lubdha M / Sharma, Aseem / Shetty, Vilaas S / Symko, Sophia C / Cornelius, Rebecca S. ·Principal Author, AllegiantMD, Tampa, Florida. Electronic address: mail@drkessler.info. · Research Author, University of Ankansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas. · Panel Chair, UC San Diego Health, San Diego, California. · Panel Vice Chair North Shore-Long Island Jewish Hospital, Hofstra Medical School, Hempstead, New York. · Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee. · Chesapeake Medical Imaging, Annapolis, Maryland. · Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee. · Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona; American Academy of Neurology. · Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York; neurosurgical consultant. · Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. · Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, District of Columbia; American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. · The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. · Brigham & Women's Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. · University of Utah Health Care, Salt Lake City, Utah. · Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Saint Louis, Missouri. · Saint Louis University Hospital, Saint Louis, Missouri. · Kaiser Permanente Franklin Medical Offices, Denver, Colorado. · Specialty Chair, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. ·J Am Coll Radiol · Pubmed #29101995.

ABSTRACT: Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the absence of an external source. It is a common symptom that can be related to hearing loss and other benign causes. However, tinnitus may be disabling and can be the only symptom in a patient with a central nervous system process disorder. History and physical examination are crucial first steps to determine the need for imaging. CT and MRI are useful in the setting of pulsatile tinnitus to evaluate for an underlying vascular anomaly or abnormality. If there is concomitant asymmetric hearing loss, neurologic deficit, or head trauma, imaging should be guided by those respective ACR Appropriateness Criteria

18 Guideline Vision Screening in Children Aged 6 Months to 5 Years: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. 2017

Anonymous2850918 / Grossman, David C / Curry, Susan J / Owens, Douglas K / Barry, Michael J / Davidson, Karina W / Doubeni, Chyke A / Epling, John W / Kemper, Alex R / Krist, Alex H / Kurth, Ann E / Landefeld, C Seth / Mangione, Carol M / Phipps, Maureen G / Silverstein, Michael / Simon, Melissa A / Tseng, Chien-Wen. ·Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, Seattle. · University of Iowa, Iowa City. · Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California. · Stanford University, Stanford, California. · Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. · Columbia University, New York, New York. · University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. · Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke. · Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. · Fairfax Family Practice Residency, Fairfax, Virginia. · Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. · Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. · University of Alabama at Birmingham. · University of California, Los Angeles. · Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. · Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts. · Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. · University of Hawaii, Honolulu. · Pacific Health Research and Education Institute, Honolulu, Hawaii. ·JAMA · Pubmed #28873168.

ABSTRACT: Importance: One of the most important causes of vision abnormalities in children is amblyopia (also known as "lazy eye"). Amblyopia is an alteration in the visual neural pathway in a child's developing brain that can lead to permanent vision loss in the affected eye. Among children younger than 6 years, 1% to 6% have amblyopia or its risk factors (strabismus, anisometropia, or both). Early identification of vision abnormalities could prevent the development of amblyopia. Subpopulation Considerations: Studies show that screening rates among children vary by race/ethnicity and family income. Data based on parent reports from 2009-2010 indicated identical screening rates among black non-Hispanic children and white non-Hispanic children (80.7%); however, Hispanic children were less likely than non-Hispanic children to report vision screening (69.8%). Children whose families earned 200% or more above the federal poverty level were more likely to report vision screening than families with lower incomes. Objective: To update the 2011 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for amblyopia and its risk factors in children. Evidence Review: The USPSTF reviewed the evidence on the accuracy of vision screening tests and the benefits and harms of vision screening and treatment. Surgical interventions were considered to be out of scope for this review. Findings: Treatment of amblyopia is associated with moderate improvements in visual acuity in children aged 3 to 5 years, which are likely to result in permanent improvements in vision throughout life. The USPSTF concluded that the benefits are moderate because untreated amblyopia results in permanent, uncorrectable vision loss, and the benefits of screening and treatment potentially can be experienced over a child's lifetime. The USPSTF found adequate evidence to bound the potential harms of treatment (ie, higher false-positive rates in low-prevalence populations) as small. Therefore, the USPSTF concluded with moderate certainty that the overall net benefit is moderate for children aged 3 to 5 years. Conclusions and Recommendations: The USPSTF recommends vision screening at least once in all children aged 3 to 5 years to detect amblyopia or its risk factors. (B recommendation) The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of vision screening in children younger than 3 years. (I statement).

19 Guideline Hearing aid fine-tuning based on Dutch descriptions. 2017

Thielemans, Thijs / Pans, Donné / Chenault, Michelene / Anteunis, Lucien. ·a Koninklijke Kentalis, Den Bosch and Sint Michielsgestel , the Netherlands. · b Adelante Audiology and Communication , Hoensbroek , the Netherlands. · c ENT Department , Maastricht University Medical Center, School for Mental Health & Neuroscience , Maastricht , the Netherlands , and. · d Department of Health, Ethics and Society , Maastricht University , Maastricht , the Netherlands. ·Int J Audiol · Pubmed #28635499.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to derive an independent fitting assistant based on expert consensus. Two questions were asked: (1) what (Dutch) terms do hearing impaired listeners use nowadays to describe their specific hearing aid fitting problems? (2) What is the expert consensus on how to resolve these complaints by adjusting hearing aid parameters? DESIGN: Hearing aid dispensers provided descriptors that impaired listeners use to describe their reactions to specific hearing aid fitting problems. Hearing aid fitting experts were asked "How would you adjust the hearing aid if its user reports that the aid sounds…?" with the blank filled with each of the 40 most frequently mentioned descriptors. STUDY SAMPLE: 112 hearing aid dispensers and 15 hearing aid experts. The expert solution with the highest weight value was considered the best solution for that descriptor. Principal component analysis (PCA) was performed to identify a factor structure in fitting problems. RESULTS: Nine fitting problems could be identified resulting in an expert-based, hearing aid manufacturer independent, fine-tuning fitting assistant for clinical use. CONCLUSIONS: The construction of an expert-based, hearing aid manufacturer independent, fine-tuning fitting assistant to be used as an additional tool in the iterative fitting process is feasible.

20 Guideline Consensus Statement of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics on Newborn Hearing Screening. 2017

Anonymous4791481 / Paul, Abraham / Prasad, Chhaya / Kamath, S S / Dalwai, Samir / C Nair, M K / Pagarkar, Waheeda. ·From Child Care Centre, Cochin Hospital; #Max Super Speciality Hospital, Chandigarh; $Welcare Hospital, Vytilla; *New Horizons Group, Mumbai; ‡Kerala University, Thrissur; India, and @Audiovestibular Medicine, Hackney ARK and Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, London. Correspondence to: Dr Samir Dalwai, Director, New Horizons Child Development Centre, Mumbai.  samyrdalwai@gmail.com. ·Indian Pediatr · Pubmed #28607211.

ABSTRACT: JUSTIFICATION: Hearing impairment is one of the most critical sensory impairments with significant social and psychological consequences. Evidence-based, standardized national guidelines are needed for professionals to screen for hearing impairment during the neonatal period. PROCESS: The meeting on formulation of national consensus guidelines on developmental disorders was organized by Indian Academy of Pediatrics in Mumbai, on 18th and 19th December, 2015. The invited experts included Pediatricians, Developmental Pediatricians, Pediatric Neurologists and Clinical Psychologists. The participants framed guidelines after extensive discussions. OBJECTIVE: To provide guidelines on newborn hearing screening in India. RECOMMENDATIONS: The first screening should be conducted before the neonate's discharge from the hospital - if it 'fails', then it should be repeated after four weeks, or at first immunization visit. If it 'fails' again, then Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) audiometry should be conducted. All babies admitted to intensive care unit should be screened via ABR. All babies with abnormal ABR should undergo detailed evaluation, hearing aid fitting and auditory rehabilitation, before six months of age. The goal is to screen newborn babies before one month of age, diagnose hearing loss before three months of age and start intervention before six months of age.

21 Guideline Action on diabetic macular oedema: achieving optimal patient management in treating visual impairment due to diabetic eye disease. 2017

Gale, R / Scanlon, P H / Evans, M / Ghanchi, F / Yang, Y / Silvestri, G / Freeman, M / Maisey, A / Napier, J. ·The Action on DMO group, UK. · The York Hospital, York, UK. · Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cheltenham, UK. · University Hospital, Llandough, Cardiff, UK. · Bradford Teaching Hospitals, Bradford, UK. · The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Wolverhampton, UK. · Belfast Health & Social Care Trust, Belfast, UK. · Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK. · Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK. · Bayer, Reading, UK. ·Eye (Lond) · Pubmed #28490797.

ABSTRACT: This paper identifies best practice recommendations for managing diabetes and sight-threatening diabetic eye disease. The authors provide an update for ophthalmologists and allied healthcare professionals on key aspects of diabetes management, supported by a review of the pertinent literature, and recommend practice principles for optimal patient management in treating visual impairment due to diabetic eye disease. In people with diabetes, early optimal glycaemic control reduces the long-term risk of both microvascular and macrovascular complications. The authors propose more can and should be done to maximise metabolic control, promote appropriate behavioural modifications and encourage timely treatment intensification when indicated to ameliorate diabetes-related complications. All people with diabetes should be screened for sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy promptly and regularly. It is shown that attitudes towards treatment adherence in diabetic macular oedema appear to mirror patients' views and health behaviours towards the management of their own diabetes. Awareness of diabetic macular oedema remains low among people with diabetes, who need access to education early in their disease about how to manage their diabetes to delay progression and possibly avoid eye-related complications. Ophthalmologists and allied healthcare professionals play a vital role in multidisciplinary diabetes management and establishment of dedicated diabetic macular oedema clinics is proposed. A broader understanding of the role of the diabetes specialist nurse may strengthen the case for comprehensive integrated care in ophthalmic practice. The recommendations are based on round table presentations and discussions held in London, UK, September 2016.

22 Guideline Clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of otitis media with effusion (OME) in children in Japan, 2015. 2017

Ito, Makoto / Takahashi, Haruo / Iino, Yukiko / Kojima, Hiromi / Hashimoto, Sho / Kamide, Yosuke / Kudo, Fumiyo / Kobayashi, Hitome / Kuroki, Haruo / Nakano, Atsuko / Hidaka, Hiroshi / Takahashi, Goro / Yoshida, Haruo / Nakayama, Takeo. ·Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Jichi Children's Medical Center Tochigi, Jichi Medical University, Tochigi, 329-0498, Japan. Electronic address: makoto-ito@jichi.ac.jp. · Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Nagasaki University School of Medicine, Japan. · Department of Otolaryngology, Jichi Medical University Saitama Medical Center, Japan. · Department of Otorhinolaryngology, The Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan. · Department of Otorhinolaryngology, National Sendai Medical Center, Japan. · Kamide Ear Nose and Throat Clinic, Japan. · Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Health Care Science, Chiba Prefectural University of Health Sciences, Japan. · Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Showa University School of Medicine, Japan. · Sotobo Children's Clinic, Japan. · Division of Otorhinolaryngology, Chiba Children's Hospital, Japan. · Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Japan. · Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan. · Department of Health Informatics, Kyoto University School of Public Health, Japan. ·Auris Nasus Larynx · Pubmed #28473270.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: To (1) indicate the definition, the disease state, methods of diagnosis, and testing for otitis media with effusion (OME) in childhood (<12 years); and (2) recommend methods of treatment in accordance with the evidence-based consensus reached by the Subcommittee of Clinical Practice Guideline for Diagnosis and Management of OME in Children. METHODS: We produced Clinical Questions (CQs) concerning the treatment of OME and searched the literature published until April 2014 according to each theme including CQ, the definition, the disease state, the method of diagnosis, and examination. The recommendations are based on the results of the literature review and the expert opinion of the Subcommittee. RESULTS: Because children with Down's syndrome and cleft palate are susceptible to OME, we categorized OME into low-risk and high-risk groups (e.g., Down's syndrome and cleft palate), and recommended the appropriate treatment for each group. CONCLUSION: In the clinical management of OME in children, Japanese Clinical Practice Guidelines recommend management not only of OME itself, such as effusion in the middle ear and pathological changes in the tympanic membrane, but also pathological abnormality in surrounding organs, such as infectious or inflammatory diseases.

23 Guideline Aetiological diagnosis of child deafness: CODEPEH recommendations. 2017

Núñez-Batalla, Faustino / Jáudenes-Casaubón, Carmen / Sequí-Canet, Jose Miguel / Vivanco-Allende, Ana / Zubicaray-Ugarteche, Jose / Cabanillas-Farpón, Rubén. ·Comisión para la Detección Precoz de la Hipoacusia (CODEPEH), Madrid, España. Electronic address: fnunezb@telefonica.net. · Comisión para la Detección Precoz de la Hipoacusia (CODEPEH), Madrid, España. · Instituto de Medicina Oncológica y Molecular de Asturias (IMOMA), Oviedo, España. ·Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp · Pubmed #27644946.

ABSTRACT: Important progress in the fields of molecular genetics (principally) and diagnostic imaging, together with the lack of a consensus protocol for guiding the diagnostic process after confirming deafness by neonatal screening, have led to this new work document drafted by the Spanish Commission for the Early Detection of Child Deafness (Spanish acronym: CODEPEH). This 2015 Recommendations Document, which is based on the most recent scientific evidence, provides guidance to professionals to support them in making decisions regarding aetiological diagnosis. Such diagnosis should be performed without delay and without impeding early intervention. Early identification of the causes of deafness offers many advantages: it prevents unnecessary trouble for the families, reduces health system expenses caused by performing different tests, and provides prognostic information that may guide therapeutic actions.

24 Guideline [Diagnostic approach of vision loss occurring in a white eye]. 2016

Lamalle, A / Andris, C / Rakic, J M. ·Service d'Ophtalmologie, CHU de Liège, Belgique. ·Rev Med Liege · Pubmed #28383866.

ABSTRACT: Vision loss is a major symptom in ophthalmology. We report a clinical observation of acute unilateral non ischemic optic neuropathy in a 55 year old patient to illustrate the diagnostic approach of vision loss occurring in a white eye. Several algorithms are proposed to facilitate the diagnostic approach.

25 Guideline International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) consensus recommendations: Hearing loss in the pediatric patient. 2016

Liming, Bryan J / Carter, John / Cheng, Alan / Choo, Daniel / Curotta, John / Carvalho, Daniela / Germiller, John A / Hone, Stephen / Kenna, Margaret A / Loundon, Natalie / Preciado, Diego / Schilder, Anne / Reilly, Brian J / Roman, Stephane / Strychowsky, Julie / Triglia, Jean-Michel / Young, Nancy / Smith, Richard J H. ·Department of Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa Health Care, Iowa City, IA, USA. Electronic address: Bryan-liming@uiowa.edu. · Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, USA. · Sydney Children's Hospital Network, Sydney, Australia. · Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, USA. · Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, CA, USA. · Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA, USA. · Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland. · Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston MA, USA. · Pediatric ENT Department, Hopital Necker-Enfants Malades, AP-HP Universite Paris Descartes, Paris, France. · Department of Otolaryngology, Children's National Hospital, Washington DC, USA. · Evident, UCL Ear Institute, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, London UK. · Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology, La Timone Children's Hospital, Aix-Marseille Universite', Marseille, France. · Paediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery-Children's Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada. · Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago IL, USA. · Department of Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa Health Care, Iowa City, IA, USA. ·Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol · Pubmed #27729144.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: To provide recommendations for the workup of hearing loss in the pediatric patient. METHODS: Expert opinion by the members of the International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group. RESULTS: Consensus recommendations include initial screening and diagnosis as well as the workup of sensorineural, conductive and mixed hearing loss in children. The consensus statement discusses the role of genetic testing and imaging and provides algorithms to guide the workup of children with hearing loss. CONCLUSION: The workup of children with hearing loss can be guided by the recommendations provided herein.

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