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OBJECTIVE To determine benefits of early intervention in neonates with symptomatic micrognathia who underwent bilateral mandibular distraction osteogenesis within the first 90 days of life as relates to growth, need for supportive care, and further invasive procedures. STUDY DESIGN Case series with chart review. SETTING Tertiary care, academic(More)
Ectopic pituitary adenomas usually occur within sphenoid sinus or nasopharynx, and seldom within the clivus. There is only a single reported example of ectopic adenoma with clinical apoplexy, albeit not from clivus. We report a 78-year-old male with known prostate carcinoma admitted with acute onset of blurred vision, suggestive of apoplexy. Work-up(More)
BACKGROUND Nasal polyps in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) are believed to be phenotypically different than polyps affecting non-CF patients. The objective of this study was to characterize the expression of inflammatory cytokines within nasal polyps from CF and non-CF, aspirin-tolerant patients. "Regulated on activation, normal T-cell expressed and(More)
BACKGROUND Long-segment congenital tracheal stenosis (CTS) is characterized by segmental tracheal stenosis, complete tracheal rings, and absent posterior pars membranosa for >50% of tracheal length. Slide tracheoplasty on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) has traditionally been the procedure of choice for airway reconstruction. Pierre Robin sequence (PRS) is(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and nasal polyps (NPs) may be subdivided into aspirin-sensitive (AS) and aspirin-tolerant (AT) populations. These cohorts are not well characterized. OBJECTIVE To examine phenotypic characteristics and determine the extent of medical/surgical interventions in patients with CRS+NP and to compare the AS(More)
UNLABELLED Otolaryngologic problems are common in the 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (DS) population. Structural anomalies and retrognathia may predispose these patients to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The current association of OSA in this population is not defined. OBJECTIVE (1) Define the frequency of OSA in 22q11.2 DS patients referred for(More)
OBJECTIVE Multidisciplinary clinics offer important value to pediatric patients with complex conditions that overlap specialties; however, such labor-intensive clinics are difficult to facilitate. We performed a cost analysis of our pediatric multidisciplinary aerodigestive clinic (MADC) to assess its financial feasibility at our tertiary care institution.(More)
PURPOSE To investigate determinants of no-show rates in an academic pediatric otolaryngology practice including appointment time, age, sex, new patient status, payer mix, and median household income by zip code. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective chart review of clinic no-show rates and patient demographics in a free standing children's hospital and(More)
Importance Ibuprofen used in postoperative management of pain after tonsillectomy has not been shown to increase the overall risk for posttonsillectomy hemorrhage (PTH). The severity of bleeding is difficult to quantify but may be a more important outcome to measure. Objective To evaluate the association between ibuprofen use and severity of PTH using(More)