EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review
The Cochrane Collaboration
Steroids for Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Wei, B. P., Mubiru, S., et al.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(1).
Indicators of Review Quality:
The review addresses a clearly focused question
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication
Included studies are assessed for study quality
Quality assessments are reproducible
Description: This is a systematic review of randomized controlled trials investigating the use of steriods for the treatment of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSHL).
Question not specifically stated.
Population: Patients of any age with ISSHL and treated with steroids.
Intervention/Assessment: Steroids and other trialed treatment modalities for ISSHL.
Number of Studies Included: 2
Years Included: Through December 2004
There is a lack of evidence to suggest the effectiveness of steroids in the treatment of ISSHL due to the quality of the studies reviewed.
Keywords: Hearing Loss
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Added to Compendium: March 2012