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HYPOTHESIS Pharyngeal inflammatory pain is reduced by a single dose of dexamethasone. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study. METHODS From August 1998 to July 2000, a total of 118 patients were enrolled. We compared placebo (n = 37), a 10-mg single dose of intramuscular injection of dexamethasone (n = 39), and a(More)
Tracheal agenesis (TA) was diagnosed by endoscopy after esophageal intubation in a 34-week newborn. Diagnosis, work-up, and management approach are discussed. Similar to previous reports, this case of tracheal agenesis presented with multiple associated defects found at autopsy. Tracheal agenesis had previously been reported as a part of the VATER(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine changes in behavior and sleep in children before and after adenotonsillectomy for sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) using the validated Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire (PSQ) and Conners' Parent Rating Scale-Revised Short Form (CPRS-RS). DESIGN Prospective, nonrandomized study. SETTING Ambulatory surgery center affiliated with an(More)
BACKGROUND A 13-year retrospective study was undertaken to determine the incidence of posttonsillectomy hemorrhage, to evaluate potential risk factors, and to assess the efficacy and safety of ambulatory tonsillectomy. METHODS From January 1985 to December 1997, 4662 patients underwent tonsillectomy at our institution. Ninety patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether previously published changes are maintained over time in children after adenotonsillectomy for sleep-disordered breathing using the validated Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire (PSQ) and the Conners Parent Rating Scale-Revised: Short Form (CPRS-R:S). DESIGN Prospective, nonrandomized interventional study. SETTING Ambulatory(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To compare efficacy and outcome of daily saline irrigation versus saline/gentamicin for treating chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). STUDY DESIGN Prospective, randomized, double-blinded study. METHODS Forty children diagnosed with CRS were enrolled. Patients were randomized to once-daily irrigation with saline or saline/gentamicin for 6(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize peripheral eosinophil migration in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis in the presence of nasal mucin and nasal tissue extracts. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, controlled, ex-vivo. METHODS Peripheral blood eosinophils, nasal mucin, and nasal tissue were harvested at the time of sinus surgery in 10 patients, as well as obtained in(More)
Large amounts of waste in hospitals are generated in the operating rooms from disposable surgical supplies. Tonsillectomy/adenotonsillectomy (T&A) cases use many disposable supplies that are not recyclable. It is critical to reduce disposable waste, as such waste directly affects the environment and increases health care costs. The authors noticed a(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors predisposing to postextubation complications and the incidence of subglottic stenosis following endotracheal intubation for bronchiolitis. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING A review of 144 consecutive infants and children intubated for bronchiolitis between 2000 and 2005 at a regional children's hospital. RESULTS The mean age(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to review our pediatric emergency department's (ED's) utilization of computed tomography (CT) in the diagnosis of peritonsillar abscess (PTA) and treatment outcomes. METHODS This study used case series with chart review. RESULTS From January 2007 to January 2009, 148 patients were seen in our ED for possible(More)