Sri Kiran Chennupati

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OBJECTIVES To identify clinical risk factors that predict a higher incidence of hearing loss in children with bacterial meningitis, to determine the overall incidence of hearing loss in a large group of children proven by culture findings to have bacterial meningitis, and to compare clinical characteristics among patients with Streptococcus pneumoniae(More)
BACKGROUND LL-37, an innate immunity protein expressed within sinonasal mucosa, has in vitro antibacterial and antifungal properties as well as efficacy against preformed Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms. We hypothesize that a 24 amino acid peptide derivative of LL-37 will show efficacy against biofilm-forming P. aeruginosa in an established animal model of(More)
BACKGROUND Topical therapy offers the potential for treatment of sinonasal disease with minimal systemic side effects. Chitosan glycerophosphate (CGP) is a mucoadhesive polymer that can be used as an antibiotic eluting sinonasal implant in the treatment of sinusitis. The purpose of this study was to assess the potential for CGP as an antibiotic impregnated(More)
INTRODUCTION Bone-anchored hearing devices are an accepted treatment option for hearing restoration in various types of hearing loss. Traditional devices have a percutaneous abutment for attachment of the sound processor that contributes to a high complication rate. Previously, our institution reported on the Sophono (Boulder, CO, USA) abutment-free system(More)
Osteosarcoma is the most common primary malignancy of bone in children and adolescents. Osteosarcomas are an aggressive neoplasm composed of spindle cells producing osteoid. They primarily affect the long bones, particularly after radiation or chemotherapy for other neoplasms; however, 6-7% present in the head and neck. Primary head and neck osteosarcomas(More)
OBJECTIVES Bone-anchored implantable hearing devices are widely accepted as a surgical option for certain types of hearing loss in both adults and children. Most commercially available devices involve a percutaneous abutment to which a sound processor attaches. The rate of complications with such bone conduction systems is greater than 20%. Most(More)
The pathogenesis of epithelioid hemangioma is intriguing and has remained a controversial topic in the medical literature. Whether its etiology follows a neoplastic or reactive process is unclear, but a history of traumatic insult to the involved region is common. We report a case of epithelioid hemangioma of the internal carotid artery in a child who had(More)
OBJECTIVE 1. Review our institution's experience with thyroglossal duct cyst (TGDC) excision. 2. Determine if TGDC recurrence rate is influenced by surgical technique, preoperative infection, or surgeon specialty. METHODS We conducted a retrospective analysis of patients at a tertiary care children's hospital who underwent excision of neck mass with(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to compare the traditional and newer temporal bone fracture classification systems and their reliability in predicting serious outcomes of hearing loss and facial nerve (FN) injury. METHODS We queried the medical record database for hospital visits from 2002 to 2013 related to the search term temporal. A total of 1144(More)
INTRODUCTION Computer-aided surgery (CAS) systems integrate endoscopic visualization with real-time localization based on preoperative imaging. One short-coming of the current systems is the lack of real-time, radiographic assessment of surgical changes. We describe the potential applications of xCAT, a new intraoperative mobile volume CT scanner and its(More)