James D. Sidman

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OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To observe rates of gastrostomy tube (g-tube) placement in Pierre Robin Sequence (PRS) and to determine whether relieving airway obstruction solves feeding difficulties. STUDY DESIGN All PRS referrals to a multidisciplinary cleft team for children at a tertiary pediatric hospital from January 1988 to June 2006 were retrospectively(More)
OBJECTIVES Objectives of the study were to determine the effectiveness of distraction osteogenesis of the mandible to relieve airway obstruction in children with tongue-base airway obstruction and to describe the new surgical techniques developed for use in infants and young children. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, nonrandomized study. METHODS Analysis of 11(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of positional plagiocephaly and brachycephaly in teenagers born after the "Back to Sleep" campaign but before orthotic helmet treatment became widely available and to provide long-term outcomes data on those children with plagiocephaly who were not treated with remolding therapy. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional(More)
In response to infection in the middle ear, inflammatory cells produce cytokines--potent regulators and mediators of the immune response. In an earlier study, we demonstrated that levels of the cytokine interleukin 1 were higher in middle-ear effusions from younger children, while levels of the cytokine tumor necrosis factor were higher in middle-ear(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the long-term results of distraction osteogenesis of the mandible for upper airway obstruction in children with micrognathia. STUDY DESIGN Case series with chart review. SETTING Tertiary care children's hospital. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The records of a pediatric otolaryngology practice and tertiary children's hospital were(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To evaluate the management and outcomes of children with invasive fungal sinonasal disease treated with radical surgery. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series. METHODS From 1994 to 2007, 11 pediatric patients were identified with invasive fungal sinonasal disease treated surgically by the same pediatric otolaryngologist. Collected(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the long-term outcomes and complications in infants with upper airway obstruction and feeding difficulty who underwent bilateral mandibular distraction osteogenesis (MDO) within the first 3 months of life and to identify any preoperative characteristics that may predict the long-term outcome following early MDO intervention for airway(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS A series of three newborns with tracheal agenesis is described. The preferred methods of diagnosis, description of the clinical course, and a review of the pertinent embryology, associated anomalies, and clinical management are presented. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study of a clinical series of referred patients from 2002 to 2003(More)
Laryngotracheoesophageal cleft (LTEC) is a rare congenital anomaly that results from failed posterior fusion of the cricoid cartilage and incomplete development of the tracheoesophageal septum. LTEC presents with increased secretions, respiratory distress, aspiration and recurrent pulmonary infections. The severity of presenting symptoms is dependent on the(More)
OBJECTIVE Otitis media with effusion causing conductive hearing loss is a problem for many children with cleft palate. This study examines the association between palate repair technique and hearing outcomes in children at 3 and 6 years post-repair. PATIENTS AND METHODS Retrospective chart review of patients with all types of cleft palate that were(More)