Wasyl Szeremeta

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OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of ciprofloxacin and oxymetazoline solutions instilled after tympanostomy tube placement in the prevention of postoperative otorrhea and tube occlusion. STUDY DESIGN Prospective cross-sectional series. METHODS We reviewed all bilateral myringotomy and tube placement operations performed by two full-time attending(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the relationship between coin size, coin location, patient age, and patient weight and likelihood of coin passage through the esophagus following pediatric coin ingestion. A secondary objective is to test the hypothesis that coin denomination can be determined based on radiographic appearance. METHODS A retrospective review was(More)
Isolated hyoid bone fractures secondary to trauma other than strangulation are rare and have few, if any, complications. We report a case of an isolated hyoid bone fracture that resulted in sudden and severe upper airway compromise. Diagnosis of these fractures is difficult and usually can be made only with a strong degree of suspicion. Patients who suffer(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure differences in postoperative pain in children undergoing intracapsular tonsillectomy vs. extracapsular tonsillectomy. STUDY DESIGN Prospective clinical trial carried out at a tertiary children's hospital over 1 year. METHODS The study included 43 patients age 5 to 19 years with adenotonsillar hypertrophy, 27 undergoing extracapsular(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of CO2 laser myringotomy to incisional myringotomy at the time of adenoidectomy for refractory otitis media with effusion (OME). STUDY DESIGN Controlled retrospective consecutive case series. METHODS All children undergoing myringotomy and adenoidectomy for OME in the spring of 1999 had 1.7-mm-diameter perforations(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the effects of mucosal injury, gastric juice, and corticosteroids and to determine the presence of peptide growth factors in the subglottic mucosa in a porcine model. STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort animal study. METHODS In this model of subglottic injury, five groups (n = 5 each) of piglets were used. Injury was induced by(More)
The nose is a prominent feature of the human face. Congenital malformations of the nose, whether functional or anatomic, affect the physiologic and psychologic wellness of children who have these anomalies. Congenital nasal abnormalities may be overt or subtle and can occasionally cause life-threatening emergencies at birth. A discussion of nasal embryology(More)
We conducted a 3-year retrospective study to examine the results of preoperative hematologic screening, the incidence of postoperative bleeding, and the possible relationship between the two factors in patients who had undergone tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy. Our study population was made up of 875 patients--441 boys and 434 girls, aged 2 to(More)
Dapsone is used to treat several systemic inflammatory diseases, many of which have head and neck manifestations, such as leprosy, systemic lupus erythematosus, rhinosporidiosis, relapsing polychondritis, dermatitis herpetiformis, pemphigus vulgaris and bullous pemphigoid. It has also been recently used prophylactically alone or in combination against(More)