Scott R Schoem

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OBJECTIVE To determine the indications for admission, requisite imaging studies, and urgent medical or surgical intervention. DESIGN We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 26 children (age range, 5 months to 14 years) who were seen by the otolaryngology service in the emergency department at the Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, from(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine the trends in the evaluation of pediatric patients with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) and to determine evaluation patterns based on respondents' demographic data. METHODS All members of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology were invited to voluntarily and anonymously complete an online survey. The survey(More)
Early postoperative pain following tonsillectomy remains a significant obstacle to speedy recovery and smooth convalescence. Inadequate analgesia causes poor oral intake and occasionally requires overnight hospitalization in same-day surgery practices. Although several otolaryngologists anecdotally support intraoperative infiltration with long-acting(More)
Early postoperative pain following pediatric tonsillectomy remains a significant obstacle to speedy recovery and smooth convalescence. Inadequate analgesia causes poor oral intake and occasionally requires overnight hospitalization in same day surgery practices. Several otolaryngologists anecdotally support intraoperative infiltration with a long-acting(More)
Anesthetized random source dogs were cooled by ice water immersion to a stable core temperature of 25 degrees C and subsequently rewarmed with warm humidified inhalation (43 degrees C, 450 cc of min ventilation X kg-1) or radio-frequency induction hyperthermia (4-6 watts X kg-1). The mean time required for core rewarming to 30 degrees C was 280 +/- 114 min(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the outcome of transnasal endoscopic repair of choanal atresia in children without stenting. DESIGN Retrospective review. SETTING Academic pediatric referral center. PATIENTS Thirteen children ages 2 days to 13 years old (mean 45 months) who presented with unilateral (8) or bilateral (5) choanal atresia and underwent transnasal(More)
OBJECTIVES The goals of the research project are to learn how to individualize otologic care for cleft palate patients and to be able to counsel families of children with cleft palate on the benefit of tympanostomy tubes, hearing issues and risks of multiple sets of tubes. METHODS The study is a retrospective chart review. Patients with a cleft palate(More)
Anesthetized random source dogs were cooled by ice-water immersion to a stable core temperature of 25 degrees C and subsequently rewarmed with normal saline peritoneal lavage (43 degrees C, 175 ml/kg/hr) or radio frequency electromagnetic-induced regional hyperthermia (4-6 watts/kg). The mean time required for core rewarming to 30 degrees C was 183 +/- 79(More)