A systematic review of remote otological assessment using video-otoscopy over the past 10 years: reliability and applications.

Metcalfe, Christopher, Muzaffar, Jameel, Orr, Linda and Coulson, Christopher (2021) A systematic review of remote otological assessment using video-otoscopy over the past 10 years: reliability and applications. European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. ISSN 1434-4726. This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs

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Abstract

PURPOSE

This systematic review describes and evaluates the current literature on remote otological assessment using video-otoscopy with regards to reliability and potential applications.

METHODS

Systematic review was conducted in accordance with the PRISMA statement. There was heterogeneity of included studies, so a descriptive analysis was undertaken.

RESULTS

Seventeen studies were included for analysis conducted across a variety of healthcare settings. Overall, there was a trend towards acquisition of adequate images for diagnosis by non-otolaryngology-specialist facilitators with reasonable agreement between asynchronous images and controls; however, there was significant variation between the studies.

CONCLUSION

Remote otological assessment using video-otoscopy shows potential as a safe and effective method for detecting the presence of ear disease in a wide range of healthcare settings. Barriers to the acquisition of adequate images include the presence of obstructing cerumen, and strategies to deal with this should be considered. Further work is required to evaluate endoscope-based systems to assess whether they will allow the acquisition of higher quality images.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs
Subjects: WV Otorhinolaryngology. ENT medicine
Divisions: Ambulatory Care > ENT
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Depositing User: Jamie Edgar
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2021 11:54
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2021 11:54
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/3931

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