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National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health (UK). Surgical Management of Otitis Media with Effusion in Children. London: RCOG Press; 2008 Feb. (NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 60.)

Abbreviations

AOM

acute otitis media

CI

confidence interval

dB

decibel

dBA

A-weighted decibel scale measured on a sound level meter

dBHL

hearing level in decibels as measured on an audiometer

EL

evidence level (level of evidence)

ENT

ear, nose and throat

GDG

Guideline Development Group

HI

hearing impairment

Hz

hertz (unit of frequency; cycles per second)

ICER

incremental cost-effectiveness ratio

MEE

middle ear effusion

NHS

National Health Service

NICE

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

NPV

negative predictive value

OME

otitis media with effusion

PPV

positive predictive value

PTA

pure tone audiometry

QALY

quality-adjusted life year

RCT

randomised controlled trial

RD

risk difference

RR

relative risk

SD

standard deviation

SNHL

sensorineural hearing loss

TM

tympanic membrane

VT

ventilation tube

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Surgical Management of Otitis Media with Effusion in Children.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 60.
National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health (UK).
London: RCOG Press; 2008 Feb.

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