EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review
Sonotubometry: Eustachian Tube Ventilatory Function Test: A State-of-the-Art Review
van der Avoort, S. J., van Heerbeek, N., et al.
Otology & Neurotology, 26(3), 538-543
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 studies investigating the methods used and results of the technique of sonotubometry in the assessment of eustachian tube function.
Question not specifically stated.
Population: Humans (not further specified).
Number of Studies Included: 11
Years Included: Not further specified.
The methods used in the technique of sonotubometry have improved over several years. The results from sonotubometry have shown to be comparable to the results of other Eustachian tube function tests. Future research should continue to be conducted to further improve the technique and to demonstrate it's clinical application.
Keywords: Otitis Media
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Added to Compendium: March 2012