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OBJECTIVE To determine polysomnographic (PSG) variables that may potentially predict adverse respiratory events after pediatric adenotonsillectomy. DESIGN Retrospective, case-control study. SETTING Free-standing academic tertiary-care pediatric hospital. PATIENTS The study included 1131 patients undergoing adenotonsillectomy by 2 attending surgeons.(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to describe otolaryngologists' emotional reactions to errors and adverse events, their efforts to take responsibility, and their attempts to implement improvements. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS A retrospective, anonymous survey of 2,500 U.S. otolaryngologists who were members of the American Academy of(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the resource utilization and national variation in the management of pediatric retropharyngeal abscesses. METHODS The Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) 2003 was analyzed. International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision code 478.24 was the inclusion criteria. RESULTS One thousand three hundred and twenty-one admissions with(More)
OBJECTIVE This exploratory study evaluated the feasibility of field exposure assessment methods to characterize the noise sources and levels that farm youths experience during a typical workday. METHODS Detailed exposure assessments were performed with a sample of 10 farm youths working on Vermont dairy farms to characterize potential noise hazards(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify the most commonly aspirated airway foreign bodies (FBs) and identify opportunities for intervention. METHODS Literature was searched and pertinent articles from 1968 to 2010 (n=58; 14 articles were from the United States and 41 international) were reviewed. A list of the most commonly retrieved FBs resulted from the analysis. (More)
Migrant farmworkers represent a structurally vulnerable population coming to rural communities to work, but often are economically disadvantaged and socially isolated. Based on survey data from 200 migrant farmworkers in rural Nebraska in 2013, this study seeks to identify and categorize major stressors that have contributed to depression among farmworkers.(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the epidemiologic features of pediatric orbital and periorbital infections from a national perspective and to identify predictors of surgery. DESIGN Analysis of the Kids' Inpatient Database. SETTING Administrative data set. PATIENTS Pediatric inpatient admissions with an International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision,(More)
OBJECTIVES Describe trends and outcomes of patients undergoing thyroidectomy. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Retrospective search of national inpatient database. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2009 was searched using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes for thyroidectomy. Data(More)
OBJECTIVE The objectives of this cross-sectional study were to estimate the prevalence of unintended discrepancies between three sources of prescription information and to describe the types of electronic prescribing system vulnerabilities identified. METHODS Staff from community pharmacies identified approximately 200 new prescriptions written at three(More)