Concomitant depression or anxiety Prior neck trauma Presence of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders Physical Examination (Q4) Otoscopic
examination Neck palpation Tuning forks test Oral cavity and TMJ examination Auscultation (ears, neck) Neck muscular tension Blood pressure and heart beat registration Ancillary tests (Q5) Audiometry Magnetic resonance imaging Tympanometry Auditory brainstem response test Blood tests Psychoacoustic testing CT scan SPECT Guidelines acquaintance (Q6) Are you acquainted with the clinical guidelines for the treatment of tinnitus as published by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 2014?
examination was performed bilaterally by a single examiner in order to detect the presence of possible tympanic plaques.
The study included 78 voluntary participants with normal otoscopic
examinations and no complaints of hearing loss.
examination revealed a reddish blush visible on the cochlear promontory beyond an intact right tympanic membrane (figure 1).
examination revealed a postero-superior perforation in the right ear tympanic membrane.
Health care workers with color deficiencies experience difficulties in identifying changes in body color such as pallor, cyanosis, jaundice and erythema.11 They also have difficulty in performing ophthalmic and otoscopic
examinations or reading blood and urine test strips.12,13 Campbell determined that health care providers having color deficiencies were in difficulty to identify physical signs.14 This is compromising the patients' safety.
examination, hemato-biochemical examination, CSF analysis and other screening tests were done to rule out specific causes.
The left pinna was mildly erythematous and swollen (FIGURE 2) without obvious vesicles, although we noted vesicles in the external auditory canal on otoscopic
The child's symptoms and baseline characteristics were recorded and a clinical examination including thorough pneumatic otoscopic
examinations was performed.
Cholesteatoma can be recognized by the presence of attic squames on otoscopic
Performing a good otoscopic
exam with the best tools available and combining that exam with SGAR or tympanometry, in selected cases, is the best practice in my opinion, and what I do in my own practice.
The rate of clinical failure, which was defined as the persistence of signs of acute infection on otoscopic
evaluation, was less likely in the children who received amoxicillin-clavulanate, compared with those who received placebo (4% vs.