The use of pressure-equalization (PE) tubes in the treatment of otitis media: A national survey of otolaryngologists

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Title:
The use of pressure-equalization (PE) tubes in the treatment of otitis media: A national survey of otolaryngologists
Author:
Heald, Melinda Merle, 1962-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study was designed to describe those indicators for the surgical insertion of pressure-equalization (PE) tubes given highest priority in clinical practice by board-certified otolaryngologists. A questionnaire was mailed to 1000 otolaryngologists practicing in the United States. The respondents rated the importance of 22 items on a six-point scale. These items were grouped into four categories: medical history, physical examination, audiologic evaluation, and related factors. The return rate was 52.7%. The five items receiving the highest ratings were "persistence of fluid for 3 or more months per episode," "presence of speech-language delay," "bilateral conductive hearing loss of 20 dB or more," "total number of episodes of otitis media," and "lack of response to suppressive antibiotic therapy."
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Otitis media in children -- Treatment.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Speech and Hearing Sciences
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Matkin, Noel D.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe use of pressure-equalization (PE) tubes in the treatment of otitis media: A national survey of otolaryngologistsen_US
dc.creatorHeald, Melinda Merle, 1962-en_US
dc.contributor.authorHeald, Melinda Merle, 1962-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study was designed to describe those indicators for the surgical insertion of pressure-equalization (PE) tubes given highest priority in clinical practice by board-certified otolaryngologists. A questionnaire was mailed to 1000 otolaryngologists practicing in the United States. The respondents rated the importance of 22 items on a six-point scale. These items were grouped into four categories: medical history, physical examination, audiologic evaluation, and related factors. The return rate was 52.7%. The five items receiving the highest ratings were "persistence of fluid for 3 or more months per episode," "presence of speech-language delay," "bilateral conductive hearing loss of 20 dB or more," "total number of episodes of otitis media," and "lack of response to suppressive antibiotic therapy."en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectOtitis media in children -- Treatment.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSpeech and Hearing Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMatkin, Noel D.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1333237en_US
dc.identifier.oclc19239926en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16733897en_US
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