18 Jun For Physicians – Choose Wisely in Treating the Ear
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From the June issue of the Hearing Journal the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) has 3 important guidelines for physicians when treating diseases of the ear.
1. Don’t order a computed tomography (CT) scan of the head/brain for sudden hearing loss.
2. Don’t prescribe oral antibiotics for uncomplicated acute tympanostomy tube otorrhea.
3. Don’t prescribe oral antibiotics for uncomplicated acute external otitis.
For the complete article see Hearing Journal:June 2013 – 66(6), 2.