Learn More
OBJECTIVES Children with obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) as a result of base of tongue (BOT) or lingual tonsillar hypertrophy do not improve following adenotonsillectomy. In adults, transoral robotic surgery (TORS) offers a means of treating such patients, however the efficacy of this technique for children is not known. In this study, we(More)
IMPORTANCE Although smoking and secondhand smoke exposure are associated with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) in children and adults, the possible association between prenatal smoke exposure and hearing loss has not been investigated despite the fact that more than 12% of US children experience such prenatal exposure each year. OBJECTIVE To investigate(More)
Background Age-related peripheral hearing impairment (HI) is prevalent, treatable, and may be a risk factor for dementia in older adults. In prospective analysis, we quantified the association of HI with incident dementia and with domain-specific cognitive decline in memory, perceptual speed, and processing speed. Methods Data were from the Health, Aging(More)
In this paper, we obtain the annuli that contain all the zeros of the polynomial p(z) = a 0 + a 1 z + a 2 z 2 + · · · + a n z n , where a i 's are complex coefficients and z is a complex variable. Our results sharpen some of the recently obtained results in this direction. Also, we develop a MATLAB code to show that for some polynomials the bounds obtained(More)
PURPOSE To describe the application of mometasone furoate eluting sinus stent technology in the treatment of choanal atresia (CA) in the hopes of preventing postsurgical stenosis. METHODS We analyzed 3 consecutive patients aged 4 days to 16 years undergoing repair of CA at a tertiary pediatric hospital. Mometasone furoate eluting sinus stents were placed(More)
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS Glucocorticoids (GCs) are commonly used in the treatment of laryngeal disorders despite the absence of clear guidelines regarding their use. We sought to assess clinical practice patterns regarding GC use for various vocal fold diseases and to ascertain factors underlying the selection of particular GCs for different vocal fold(More)
Recently Dalal and Govil [5] proved that, for any set of positive numbers {Ak}k=1 such that ∑n k=1 Ak = 1, a complex polynomial P (z) = ∑n k=0 dkz k (dk = 0, 0 ≤ k ≤ n) has all its zeros in the annulus A = {z : r1 ≤ |z| ≤ r2}, where r1 = min 1≤k≤n { Ak ∣∣∣d0 dk ∣∣∣ } 1 k and r2 = max 1≤k≤n { 1 Ak ∣∣∣dn−k dn ∣∣∣ } 1 k . This paper presents the best possible(More)
OBJECTIVE 1. To determine whether intraoperative tympanostomy tubes (TT) during surgery for acquired retraction pocket cholesteatoma (ARPC) can decrease recurrence of ARPC and retraction pockets (RP). 2. To determine the need for subsequent TT in children that did not initially receive TT. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review of children who underwent(More)