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OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To evaluate and describe airway complications in pediatric adenotonsillectomy. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case-control study. METHODS A chart review of patients that underwent adenotonsillectomy between 2006 and 2010 was performed. Perioperative complications, patient characteristics, and surgeon and anesthesia technique were(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the presentation and natural history of children with vascular rings and present management guidelines. METHODS Retrospective study of tertiary care pediatric medical center charts from 1991 to 2002. RESULTS There were 37 males and 27 females with a diagnosis of vascular rings. At presentation, 91% of patients had airway symptoms and(More)
The development of the middle and inner ear highlights the intricacy of embryology. As early as 3 weeks after fertilization, the inner ear begins taking form. This process, along with development of the middle ear, continues throughout gestation. At birth, the middle ear, inner ear, and associated structures are almost adult size. An understanding of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To review national trends in the management of pediatric airway foreign bodies (A-FBs) and esophageal foreign bodies (E-FBs) that obstruct the airway. DESIGN Retrospective review using a national pediatric data set (Kids' Inpatient Database). SETTING Pediatric patients admitted across the United States during 2003. PATIENTS The Kids'(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to describe current demographics and resource utilization in the treatment of pediatric epiglottitis. STUDY DESIGN Case series from a national database. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The Kids' Inpatient Database was systematically searched to extract patients under 19 years old admitted with a diagnosis of epiglottitis(More)
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