Ellis M Arjmand

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OBJECTIVE The study goal was to determine the prevalence and clinical significance of a large vestibular aqueduct (LVA) in children with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING We conducted a retrospective review of a pediatric SNHL database. One hundred seven children with SNHL were selected and their radiographic and audiometric(More)
Twenty-two children with subperiosteal orbital abscesses were treated at St. Louis Children's Hospital between 1983 and 1992. Eighteen patients were otherwise in good health; four patients had cystic fibrosis, mucoceles, or were immunocompromised. All patients were treated with intravenous antibiotics and abscess drainage. CT scans were obtained(More)
OBJECTIVE To correlate genetic and audiometric findings with a detailed radiologic analysis of the temporal bone in patients with enlarged vestibular aqueduct (EVA) to ascertain the contribution of SLC26A4 gene mutations to this phenotype. DESIGN A retrospective review of patients with EVA identified in a database of pediatric hearing-impaired patients.(More)
Exercise-induced laryngomalacia (EIL) is characterized by inspiratory stridor that is brought on by exercise (i.e. competitive sports) and fails to respond to treatment with bronchodilators (Smith et al., Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 1995;104:537-541). During exercise, (1) spirometric flow volume loops show evidence of variable extrathoracic obstruction, and(More)
OBJECTIVES (1) To describe the application of a detailed cost-accounting method (time-driven activity-cased costing) to operating room personnel costs, avoiding the proxy use of hospital and provider charges. (2) To model potential cost efficiencies using different staffing models with the case study of outpatient adenotonsillectomy. STUDY DESIGN(More)
Previous studies have shown evidence of cortical reorganization following unilateral sensorineural hearing loss (USNHL). In addition, study participants with right USNHL have shown greater deficits in academic and language performance compared with those with left USNHL. A preliminary functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation was performed on a(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe clinical findings from a multidisciplinary program for children with permanent hearing loss (PHL). METHODS Retrospective chart review at a tertiary care children's hospital. PATIENTS Two hundred patients charts were selected from the population of 260 children with permanent hearing loss presenting between July 2005 and December(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this research was to compare the signal-to-noise ratio required for equal performance for children (aged 6-14 years) with normal hearing (N=17) versus those with severe-to-profound unilateral hearing impairment (N=20) who can be at a disadvantage, particularly when sounds are presented to the impaired ear. The listening environment(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare disease response among children with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) who underwent combined surgical debulking and intralesional cidofovir injections vs repeated surgical debulking only. DESIGN Retrospective medical record review; follow-up range: 16 to 56 months. SETTING Tertiary care children's hospital. PATIENTS(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare temporal bone computed tomography (CT) with temporal bone and central nervous system magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in children with unilateral or asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). DESIGN Retrospective chart study. SETTING Tertiary-care children's hospital. PATIENTS A total of 131 children with unilateral or(More)