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[Smarter medicine in Otorhinolaryngology - Top 5 List]

Antje Welge-Lüssen, Ariane Baumann, Abel-Jan Tasman & Nils Guinand

abstract Smarter medicine in Otorhinolaryngology - Top 5 List Many diseases or symptoms with a high prevalence in the population, such as vertigo / dizziness, tinnitus, or sinusitis, but also nasal bone fractures and otitis externa, lead to a high number of visits to the physicians due to their frequency alone. Often, conventional X-rays (sinusitis, nasal bone fractures) or - in cases of vertigo and tinnitus - magnetic resonance imaging are ordered for further diagnostic clarification even though the benefit of theses is not generally given according to the current state of knowledge. The indication for imaging can be set much more restrictive after critical review of these clinical conditions without reducing the quality of treatment. The same applies to the usage of systemic antibiotics in uncomplicated otitis externa, which can be reduced without any problems. The extensive discussion of these issues within the Society of Otorhinolarnygology (SGORL) formed the basis for the creation of the Top 5 -list with its recommendations which are presented in detail below.
citation Welge-Lüssen A, Baumann A, Tasman A J, Guinand N. [Smarter medicine in Otorhinolaryngology - Top 5 List]. Ther Umsch 2021; 78:381-388.
type journal paper/review (Translation2::getLang(): unknown language "". Use Translation2::setLang() to set a default language.)
date of publishing 9-2021
journal title Ther Umsch (78/7)
ISSN print 0040-5930
pages 381-388
PubMed 34427108
DOI 10.1024/0040-5930/a001288