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106 Commerce Street, Suite 105 Lake Mary, FL 32746 TEL: 407.878.7606 • FAX: 407.878.7611 For additional copies: info@GuidelineCentral.com Copyright © 2014 All rights reserved Disclaimer is Guideline attempts to define principles of practice that should produce high-quality patient care. It focuses on the needs of primary care practice, but also is applicable to providers at all levels. is Guideline should not be considered exclusive of other methods of care reasonably directed at obtaining the same results. e ultimate judgment concerning the propriety of any course of conduct must be made by the clinician aer consideration of each individual patient situation. Neither IGC, the medical associations, nor the authors endorse any product or service associated with the distributor of this clinical reference tool. AAOBEL14033d Abbreviations ACE, angiotensin-converting enzyme; EMG, electromyography; ENoG, electroneuronography; RCT, randomized controlled trial. Source Baugh RF, Basura GJ, Ishii LE, Schwartz SR, Drumheller CM, Burkholder R, Deckard NA, Dawson C, Driscoll C, Gillespie MB, Gurgel RK, Halperin J, Khalid AN, Kumar KA, Micco A, Munsell D, Rosenbaum S, Vaughan W. Clinical practice guideline: Bell's palsy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 149(suppl):S1-S27. Evidence Quality and Recommendation Grades a Evidence Quality Recommendation Treatment and Harm Diagnosis Strength A High-quality RCTs Systematic review of consistent cross- sectional studies S Strong Recommendation B Consistent RCTs Consistent individual cross-sectional studies R Recommendation C Observational studies Nonconsecutive studies, case-control studies, or other studies of poor quality. O Option D Case reports, consensus opinions X Exceptional situations with clear benefit X a See full text guidelines for details.

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