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OBJECTIVE Intracapsular tonsillotomy continues to gain acceptance as an alternative to traditional tonsillectomy. Despite large clinical studies, there is a lack of consensus as to which technique offers lower complication rates. This study seeks to analyze the available data and surmise the complication rates of partial tonsillectomy as compared with(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia has long been viewed as a rare condition. Recent evidence indicates that the disorder is more frequent than previously thought. Recalcitrant epistaxis is a salient feature of this disease, and the otolaryngologist is often called on to make the diagnosis and guide the primary management of patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a preliminary classification system for errors in otolaryngology. METHODS A retrospective, anonymous survey was distributed to 2,500 members of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS). Respondents were asked whether an error had occurred in their practice in the last 6 months, and if so, to describe the(More)
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)
OBJECTIVE To describe mediastinitis in infants. STUDY DESIGN Case series. SETTING Tertiary-care, academic, pediatric hospital. SUBJECTS Four infants managed during eight months. RESULTS Patients were eight months (two patients), nine months, and 18 months old. They had retropharyngeal phlegmons and were started on clindamycin/cephalosporin. Interval(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To gather qualitative and semiquantitative information about catastrophic complications during and following tracheotomy. STUDY DESIGN National survey distributed to American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery members via the Academy weekly email newsletter during April and May 2011. METHODS A total of 478 respondents(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 The incidence of obesity in the pediatric population is increasing. To date, data are limited regarding safety of adenotonsillectomy in this patient population. The purpose of this study is to assess perioperative outcomes of adenotonsillectomy in the obese pediatric patient. METHODS A review of the 2012 Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) was(More)
A previous pilot study suggested that a sustained-release conjugate that provided a slow release of 5-fluorouracil and triamcinolone acetonide injected into the tracheal and paratracheal tissues of rabbits at the time of subglottic surgery reduced the formation of subglottic stenosis. Our study was undertaken to confirm the effect. Ten milligrams of the(More)