Activities of the OREBM Committee

July 2018 – Vol. 37, No. 6

The AAO-HNSF Outcomes Research and Evidence Based Medicine (OREBM) Committee continues to be productive under the leadership of chair Jennifer J. Shin, MD, SM, and chair-elect Vikas Mehta, MD, MPH. Activities in the past year include:

  • Multiple database studies, including ongoing analyses focused on eustachian tube dysfunction, a national look at adherence to clinical practice guidelines in head and neck cancer care, and postoperative opioid prescribing patterns after common procedures in the adult, pediatric, and head and neck cancer populations
  • Committee-sponsored Miniseminars at the AAO-HNSF 2017 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Chicago, IL:
    • “Controversies in Parotid Surgery: Is There Evidence?”
    • “Evidence-Based Management of Meniere’s Disease”
    • “Kids Today: Rapid Review of Guidelines and Consensus Statements”
    • “Recent Publications That Could Change Your Practice”
    • “Registries and Databases: How and Why?”
    • “The Latest (and Greatest?) Devices in Ears, Nose, and Sleep”
    • “Are You Up to Date? Key Otolaryngology Systematic Reviews”
  • Six Panel Presentations accepted for the upcoming AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Atlanta, Georgia:
    • “Demystifying Opioids in Otolaryngology: Facts, Gaps, Patterns, and Alternatives for Pain Control in Common Surgical Procedures”
    • “Apps in Otolaryngology: Evolving Regulation, Mobile Diagnostics, Patient Interfaces, and Clinic Efficiency”
    • “Kids Today: Rapid Review of Guidelines and Consensus Statements”
    • “Recent Publications That Could Change Your Practice: Pediatric and General Otolaryngology”
    • “Are You Up to Date? Key Otolaryngology Systematic Reviews—Flash Talk”
    • “Evidence-Based Management of Meniere’s Disease and Vestibular Migraine”
  • Publication of the recurring Research Spotlight feature in the Bulletin
  • Support research for outcome measures development

In addition, several Committee members were awarded the 2017 Maureen Hannley Research Grant through the CORE Grants program: Jennifer J. Shin, MD, SM; Debra G. Weinberger, MD; Melissa A. Pynnonen, MD; Alan W. Langman, MD. Committee members also published three articles for the evidence-based medicine in otolaryngology educational journal series: One focused on patient-reported outcomes (Thomas L. Carroll, MD; Stella E. Lee, MD; Robin W. Lindsay, MD; Drew Locandro, MD; Gregory W. Randolph, MD; Jennifer J. Shin, MD, SM) and two focused on shared decision making (Allison Kazumi Ikeda, BA; Paul Hong, MD, MSc; Stacey L. Ishman, MD, MPH; Stephanie A. Joe, MD; Gregory W. Randolph, MD; Jennifer J. Shin, MD, SM). The next installments in this series are in preparation.