Clinical Practice Guideline: Otitis Media with Effusion Executive Summary (Update)

Richard M. Rosenfeld, Jennifer J. Shin, Seth R. Schwartz, Robyn Coggins, Lisa Gagnon, Jesse M. Hackell, David Hoelting, Lisa L. Hunter, Ann W. Kummer, Spencer C. Payne, Dennis S. Poe, Maria Veling, Peter M. Vila, Sandra A. Walsh, Maureen D. Corrigan

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The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation has published a supplement to this issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery featuring the updated "Clinical Practice Guideline: Otitis Media with Effusion." To assist in implementing the guideline recommendations, this article summarizes the rationale, purpose, and key action statements. The 18 recommendations developed emphasize diagnostic accuracy, identification of children who are most susceptible to developmental sequelae from otitis media with effusion, and education of clinicians and patients regarding the favorable natural history of most otitis media with effusion and the lack of efficacy for medical therapy (eg, steroids, antihistamines, decongestants). An updated guideline is needed due to new clinical trials, new systematic reviews, and the lack of consumer participation in the initial guideline development group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-214
Number of pages14
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States)
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016


  • adenoidectomy
  • clinical practice guideline
  • middle ear effusion
  • otitis media with effusion
  • tympanostomy tubes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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