Sensitivity and specificity of eustachian tube function tests in adults.

  title={Sensitivity and specificity of eustachian tube function tests in adults.},
  author={William J. Doyle and John Douglas Swarts and Julianne Banks and Margaretha L. Casselbrant and Ellen M. Mandel and Cuneyt M. Alper},
  journal={JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery},
  volume={139 7},
IMPORTANCE The study demonstrates the utility of eustachian tube (ET) function (ETF) test results for accurately assigning ears to disease state. OBJECTIVES To determine if ETF tests can identify ears with physician-diagnosed ET dysfunction (ETD) in a mixed population at high sensitivity and specificity and to define the interrelatedness of ETF test parameters. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Through use of the forced-response, inflation-deflation, Valsalva, and sniffing tests, ETF was… CONTINUE READING
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