Menière's disease: diagnostic criteria, criteria to establish stages, and standards for treatment evaluation. Bibliographic review and update
Pérez Fernández N, Pérez Garrigues H, Antolí Candela F, García Ibáñez E.
Servicio de ORL, Hospital Universitario La Fe. Avda. de Campanar, 21, 46009 Valenci
Magazine: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
Date: Nov 1, 2002Otorhinolaryngology
If all doctors would use the same concepts to define Meniere's Disease (MD) and the same scale to either establish the different steps of the disease or to evaluate a specific treatment, it would be easy to compare our results. This would be beneficial for patients because of the possibility of giving them a more accurate information about the follow-up of their disease and the advantages of the different possibilities of treatment.
Since the introduction of informatic systems a new goal appeared: large databases could be achieved, as a result of being able to gather the different database that are independently used in each hospital, provided that rules to establish data would be previously standardized.
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the proposal of the Committee on Hearing and Equilibrium of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and those proposed by other authors according to the stated courses of action.
CITATION Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp. 2002 Nov;53(9):621-6
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