M Lauren Lalakea

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OBJECTIVES To determine the incidence of ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) in the well-baby population, and to determine whether patients with ankyloglossia experience breastfeeding difficulties. DESIGN Prospective controlled study. SETTING Tertiary care children's hospital. PATIENTS A total of 1041 neonates in the well-baby nursery were screened for(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To review the clinical significance of primary hyperparathyroidism during pregnancy including the maternal, fetal, and neonatal sequelae. Additionally, to discuss treatment options and describe three cases where surgical parathyroidectomy was successful for treatment of hyperparathyroidism refractory to medical management during(More)
Ankyloglossia is an uncommon oral anomaly that can cause difficulty with breast-feeding, speech articulation, and mechanical tasks such as licking the lips and kissing. For many years the subject of ankyloglossia has been controversial, with practitioners of many specialties having widely different views regarding its significance. In many children,(More)
Retropharyngeal abscesses (RAs) in children are uncommon in the modern antibiotic era. As a result, there are few large series outlining the management of these infections in contemporary literature. The goal of this study is to determine the current standard of care for RA. The membership of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology was surveyed,(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to characterize examination findings and functional limitations due to ankyloglossia in adolescents and adults and to evaluate frenuloplasty in this group. Study design A prospective study was conducted of 15 individuals with ankyloglossia aged 14 to 68 years. Baseline symptoms were recorded by questionnaire, and tongue mobility(More)
OBJECTIVE We wanted to determine whether ankyloglossia is associated with articulation problems and the effect of frenuloplasty on speech and tongue mobility. STUDY DESIGN We conducted a prospective study of 30 children aged 1 to 12 years with ankyloglossia undergoing frenuloplasty. Outcomes were assessed by measurements of tongue mobility, speech(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the safety of a relatively brief (<3-hour) period of postoperative observation prior to discharge in children undergoing outpatient tonsillectomy. DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING Tertiary care children's hospital and public teaching hospital. PATIENTS The records of all patients (12 years of age who underwent(More)
We studied 18 DSM-III diagnosed obsessive-compulsive disorder patients with the Halstead-Reitan Battery (HRB), EEGs, and CT scans. Results for the group as a whole were within the normal range; however two patients had abnormal EEGs and four showed average impairment ratings on the HRB high enough to suggest organic deficits. More than half of the subjects(More)
PURPOSE To determine current beliefs regarding ankyloglossia and its treatment. DESIGN Anonymous written survey. PARTICIPANTS Otolaryngologists (OTO, n=423), pediatricians (PD, n=425), speech pathologists (SP, n=400), and lactation consultants (LC, n=350) were randomly selected from professional membership lists, with a response rate of 209 (49%), 235(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of preoperative dexamethasone sodium phosphate administration on posttonsillectomy morbidity for electrocautery ("hot") and sharp ("cold") dissection techniques. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, double-blind study. SETTING University pediatric hospital and county teaching hospital. Subjects A total of 219 children, aged(More)