Journal article

Otitis media guidelines for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: summary of recommendations

Amanda J Leach, Peter S Morris, Harvey LC Coates, Sandra Nelson, Stephen J O'Leary, Peter C Richmond, Hasantha Gunasekera, Samantha Harkus, Kelvin Kong, Christopher G Brennon-Jones, Sam Brophy-Williams, Kathy Currie, Sumon K Das, David Isaacs, Katherine Jarosz, Deborah Lehmann, Jarod Pak, Hemi Patel, Chris Perry, Jennifer S Reath Show all

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The 2001 Recommendations for clinical care guidelines on the management of otitis media in Aboriginal and Torres Islander populations were revised in 2010. This 2020 update by the Centre of Research Excellence in Ear and Hearing Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children used for the first time the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) approach. MAIN RECOMMENDATIONS: We performed systematic reviews of evidence across prevention, diagnosis, prognosis and management. We report ten algorithms to guide diagnosis and clinical management of all forms of otitis media. The guidelines include 14 prevention and 37 treatment strategies ad..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence in Ear and Hearing Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Children


Awarded by GlaxoSmithKline outreach project


Funding Acknowledgements

The otitis media guideline update and OMapp development were funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence in Ear and Hearing Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Children (GNT1078557) and GlaxoSmithKline outreach project (Grant No. 2016-093-4235983). These funding sources had no role in the planning, writing or publication of the work. The 2020 OM guidelines update is dedicated to the late Judith Boswell, who died on 4 April 2017.