|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|4111379||1605980||2016||5 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
BackgroundGrommet insertion is a common procedure in children. A lengthy otolaryngology follow-up can have an adverse impact on clinic waiting times, new patient appointment availability, and pecuniary disadvantage for the hospital.Objective of reviewTo consolidate research and opinion concerning follow-up care following grommet insertion in a pediatric population.Search strategyThe literature between January 1990 and September 2015 was searched on MEDLINE (Ovid), Google Scholar, PubMed and Web of Science databases.ResultsGuidelines and consensus of opinion from the United States advocate that an initial post-operative review should take place within 4 weeks, and subsequent appointments every 6 months until grommet extrusion. Recent audit reports from the United Kingdom have shown that some groups arrange their first post-operative review at 3 months, and subsequent appointments vary considerably from no further follow-up to up to 24 months. Up to 75% of follow-up appointments were scheduled despite normal audiometry and clinical findings after grommet insertion, suggesting a large cohort of patients may undergo unnecessary specialist clinic reviews. General practioners (GP), audiologists or specialist nurses are potential alternative providers of regular reviews to ensure normal hearing thresholds and an adequate tympanic membrane healing course.ConclusionFollow-up schedules are largely driven by consensus of opinion. A significant number of follow-up appointments in otolaryngology clinic appear to be redundant. Recently attention has been drawn to earlier discharge from otolaryngology clinic with subsequent follow-up in less resource and cost intensive clinics coordinated by GPs, audiologist or nurses, which may help alleviate some outpatient workload on acute hospital trusts.
Journal: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - Volume 88, September 2016, Pages 25–29