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Shortfalls of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery's Clinical practice guideline: Hoarseness (Dysphonia)

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Aug;143(2):175-7; discussion 175-80. doi: 10.1016/j.otohns.2010.05.026  (Johns et al 2010)

Comments from this publications addressing the above Clinical Practice Guidelines:

1. The recommended performance of laryngoscopy after 3 months of hoarseness was pointed out as a longer interval than the 2 to 4 weeks recommended from prior AAO-HNS documents

2. The 'decision to confuse the difference between a symptom (hoarsness) and a diagnosis leads to several misleading statements'

3. The commentary identifies another 'shortfall' in the sentence 'a balance of benefits vs harm for laryngoscopy and hoarseness' was thought to over emphasize the potential harm. These critics of the CPG (clinical practice guideline) relate that 'with the exception of minimal epistaxis and temproary discomfort, there are no published reports of harm from office laryngosocpy."

4. The comments also include the affirmation that visualization of the larynx to evaluate hoarsenss should not be considered an option, but rather a strong recommendation in that it plays a crucial role in the evaluation of hoarseness. These commentators emphasize that patients with chronic voice changes require laryngoscopy and not empiric treatment.

4. Problems with 'insufficient peer review' were also brought up


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Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Sep;141(3 Suppl 2):S1-S31. doi: 10.1016/j.otohns.2009.06.744.
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Willging JP, Cowley T, McCoy S, Bernad PG, Patel MM: Clinical practice guideline: hoarseness (dysphonia) Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2009;141 (Suppl 2):S1-31

Johns M, Sataloff RT, Merati AL, and Rosen CA  Shortfalls of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery's Clinical Practice Guideline: Hoarseness (Dysphonia). Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 2010 vol:143 iss:2 pp 175-177

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Michael M.JohnsIIIMD,  Robert T.SataloffMD, DMA, Albert L.MeratiMD, Clark A.RosenMD: Shortfalls of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery's Clinical practice guideline: Hoarseness (Dysphonia) Otolaryngology - Head and Neck SurgeryVolume 143, Issue 2, August 2010, Pages 175-177 [Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery]Commentary