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OBJECTIVE To assess and compare the audiometric outcomes and surgical complication rates of tympanoplasty with hydroxylapatite (HA) prostheses performed by a single consultant and advanced trainees. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective case review was undertaken. SETTING Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS One hundred eighteen cases of primary and revision(More)
In this journal, Chen and Hirschheim have provided a historical analysis of positivist and interpretivist research paradigms and methodologies in the 10 years following the much cited work of Orlikowski and Baroudi. In this paper, we investigate the mysterious case of the missing paradigm – that of the critical approach to information systems (IS) research.(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study was designed to test the hypothesis that airway epithelial cell (AEC) mediator release is similar in upper and lower airway AEC in children. METHODS Nasal and bronchial AEC were collected by brushings from children scheduled for general anesthetic. AEC release of the following mediators was measured: interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8,(More)