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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 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)
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)
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 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 To describe the epidemiology, natural history, and treatment of epiglottitis in the Hemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) vaccine era. DESIGN Ten-year retrospective study. SETTING Tertiary-care children's hospital. PATIENTS Nineteen patients with a discharge diagnosis of epiglottitis. INTERVENTION As indicated by the presentation of the(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 The purpose of this study was to determine resource utilization in managing subglottic stenosis. STUDY DESIGN The Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) 2003 was analyzed. SUBJECTS AND METHODS International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision code 478.74 was the inclusion criteria. RESULTS Two thousand forty-six admissions with subglottic(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)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatric was initiated in 2008 to drive quality improvement in children's surgery. Low mortality and morbidity in previous analyses limited differentiation of hospital performance. METHODS Participating institutions included children's units within(More)