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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243254/graduating-otolaryngology-resident-preparedness-for-fellowship-as-assessed-by-fellowship-faculty
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Julie Highland, Cristina Cabrera-Muffly
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to evaluate fellowship program directors' perceptions of incoming clinical fellows' preparedness for subspecialty training and to thereby identify strengths and shortcomings in otolaryngology training programs' ability to prepare residents for fellowship. STUDY DESIGN: Validated e-mail survey. METHODS: Two hundred eleven otolaryngology subspecialty fellowship program directors and faculty directly involved with training fellows were contacted...
December 15, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238687/status-of-otorhinolaryngology-as-specialty-of-choice-among-female-medical-graduates
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Sunil Garg, Rubeena Arora, Sunil Kumar, Gautam Bir Singh
Specialty choices among medical graduates have undergone changes over time. We aimed to analyze status of otorhinolaryngology as specialty of choice among female medical graduates and factors affecting it. A total of 123 female medical graduates were surveyed during their internship over a period of 1 year in a tertiary-care hospital. Each intern was assessed using a questionnaire at the end of otorhinolaryngology rotation. The survey included nine questions about future career choices with special focus on ENT as a choice for specialization...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234873/predictors-for-incidence-of-increased-time-spent-in-hospital-after-ambulatory-surgery-in-children-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Takaya Nishida, Takahiro Mihara, Koui Ka
PURPOSE: Recently, pediatric ambulatory surgery has become common. However, for some of these patients, unplanned admission or prolonged hospital stay is also necessary, which can increase the mental burden on these patients. The aim of this study was to identify the predictors of the incidence of increased time spent in hospitals associated with pediatric ambulatory surgery. METHODS: Data were obtained from the medical and anesthetic records of 1087 consecutive patients aged < 18 years who underwent ambulatory surgery under general anesthesia...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212624/clinical-indices-can-standardize-and-monitor-pediatric-care-a-novel-mechanism-to-improve-quality-and-safety
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Wallace Crandall, J Terrance Davis, Jennifer Dotson, Charles Elmaraghy, Mike Fetzer, Don Hayes, Edwin Horwitz, Amy Kogon, Randal Olshefski, Hiren Patel, Richard J Brilli
OBJECTIVE: The Cancer Care Index (CCI), a single metric that sums the number of undesirable patient events in a given time frame (either preventable harm events or missed opportunities to provide optimal care), resulted in a 42% improvement in performance. Our objective was to test the index concept in other service lines to determine whether similar performance improvement occurred. STUDY DESIGN: Care indices were developed and introduced in 3 additional service lines: Nephrology (Chronic Kidney Disease Care Index; CKDCI), Pulmonology (Lung Transplantation Care Index; LTCI), and Otolaryngology (Tracheostomy Care Index; TCI)...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210159/safety-of-mtor-inhibitor-continuation-in-pediatric-heart-transplant-recipients-undergoing-surgical-procedures
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Ann Heble, Melanie D Everitt, Jane Gralla, Shelley D Miyamoto, Michael Lahart, Jennifer Eshelman
mTOR inhibitors have been associated with SWC when used in the perioperative period. Limited literature is available to guide providers in managing chronic mTOR inhibitor use in the perioperative period, especially in the pediatric setting. The primary aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of SWC with mTOR inhibitor continuation during the perioperative period for major surgeries. Heart transplant recipients ≤25 years old at the time of primary heart transplant receiving sirolimus maintenance therapy during a surgical procedure and within the study period were included...
December 6, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197546/prevalence-of-arnold-s-nerve-reflex-in-adults-and-children-with-chronic-cough
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Peter V Dicpinigaitis, Ahmad Kantar, Oladunni Enilari, Francesco Paravati
BACKGROUND: Cough originates from stimulation of structures innervated by the vagus nerve, including the airways and distal esophagus. Arnold's nerve reflex describes the induction of cough by stimulation of the external auditory canal, which is innervated by the auricular branch of the vagus. Historically, the prevalence of this reflex has been reported in the range of 2-3%, based on studies of outpatients in otolaryngology practices, but has not been investigated in healthy volunteers or in patients with chronic cough...
November 29, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168365/evaluation-of-choroidal-thickness-measurements-in-pediatric-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-patients
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Cem Bayraktar, Ali Şimşek
Bayraktar C, Şimşek A. Evaluation of choroidal thickness measurements in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea syndrome patients. Turk J Pediatr 2017; 59: 62-67. Choroidal vascular impairment and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) related disorders have been shown in adults, but there have been no investigations with regard to the choroidal thickness measurements in children with OSAS. Our aim was to investigate this relationship in the early childhood period, which correlates with OSAS peak incidence due to adenotonsillar enlargement...
2017: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160150/electrocardiogram-screening-in-children-with-congenital-sensorineural-hearing-loss-prevalence-and-follow-up-of-abnormalities
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Zainab Farzal, Jonathan Walsh, Faisal I Ahmad, Jason Roberts, Sunita J Ferns, And Carlton J Zdanski
Objective The purpose is to determine the prevalence of electrocardiogram (ECG) abnormalities, including borderline and prolonged QT, among screened children with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) and to analyze their subsequent medical workup. Study Design Institutional Review Board-approved case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary academic center. Subjects and Methods Cases from 1996 to 2014 involving pediatric patients (N = 1994) with SNHL were analyzed. Abnormal ECGs were categorized as borderline/prolonged QT or other...
November 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152751/healthcare-disparities-in-pediatric-otolaryngology-a-systematic-review
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Jad Jabbour, Thomas Robey, Michael J Cunningham
OBJECTIVES: Multiple studies have reported healthcare disparities in particular settings and conditions within pediatric otolaryngology, but a systematic examination of the breadth of the problem within the field is lacking. This study's objectives are to synthesize the available evidence regarding healthcare disparities in pediatric otolaryngology, highlight recurrent themes with respect to etiologies and manifestations, and demonstrate potential impacts from patient and provider standpoints...
November 20, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148123/donohue-syndrome-a-review-of-literature-case-series-and-anesthetic-considerations
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Alana Kirkwood, Grant Stuart, Louise Harding
BACKGROUND: Donohue syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of insulin resistance, causing a functional defect in insulin receptor function, and affecting the ability of the insulin to bind the receptor. Features include severe hyperinsulinism and fasting hypoglycemia, along with severe failure to thrive despite feeding. An accelerated fasting state results in muscle wasting, decreased subcutaneous fat, and an excess of thick skin. A reduced thoracic diameter is accentuated by increased abdominal distension, which impacts on respiratory reserve...
November 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117883/admission-criteria-for-children-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-after-adenotonsillectomy-considerations-for-cost
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David F Smith, Charlene P Spiceland, Stacey L Ishman, Branden M Engorn, Christopher Donohue, Paul S Park, James R Benke, Tiffany Frazee, Robert H Brown, Nicholas M Dalesio
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Postoperative respiratory complications (PRCs) are common among children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) after adenotonsillectomy. We analyzed postoperative admission guidelines to determine which optimally balanced patient safety and cost. METHODS: Retrospective study of children aged 12 years or younger undergoing adenotonsillectomy for OSA after polysomnography at a tertiary academic care center over 2 years. Demographics, medical history, and hospital course were collected...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109837/comparing-plastic-surgery-and-otolaryngology-management-in-cleft-care-an-analysis-of-4-999-cases
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Kevin T Jubbal, Dmitry Zavlin, Shola Olorunnipa, Anthony Echo, Edward P Buchanan, Larry H Hollier
Care for patients with cleft lip and palate is best managed by a craniofacial team consisting of a variety of specialists, including surgeons, who are generally plastic surgeons or otolaryngologists trained in the United States. The goal of this study was to compare the surgical approaches and management algorithms of cleft lip, cleft palate, and nasal reconstruction between plastic surgeons and otolaryngologists. We performed a retrospective analysis of the American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Pediatric database between 2012 and 2014 to identify patients undergoing primary repair of cleft lip, cleft palate, and associated rhinoplasty...
December 2017: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106880/utility-of-screening-questionnaire-and-polysomnography-to-predict-postoperative-outcomes-in-children
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Hiromi Kako, Jennifer Tripi, Hina Walia, Dmitry Tumin, Mark Splaingard, Kris R Jatana, Joseph D Tobias, Vidya T Raman
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has increased concurrently with the increasing prevalence of obesity. We have previously validated a short questionnaire predicting the occurrence of OSA on polysomnography (PSG). This follow-up study assessed the utility of the questionnaire in predicting postoperative outcomes. METHODS: Children undergoing surgery and completing a sleep study were prospectively screened for OSA using a short questionnaire...
November 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106855/practice-patterns-in-the-management-of-post-tonsillectomy-hemorrhage-an-american-society-of-pediatric-otolaryngology-survey
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Edward El Rassi, Alessandro de Alarcon, Derek Lam
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate practice patterns amongst pediatric otolaryngologists in the management of post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology membership was administered electronically. The survey contained questions related to practice type, availability of resident and fellow call coverage, and management of different scenarios of post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage. Anonymous responses were collected and tabulated...
November 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105770/pediatric-tinnitus-a-clinical-perspective
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Kenny H Chan, Emily L Jensen, Dexiang Gao
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To define the clinical features and natural history of pediatric tinnitus from a practicing otolaryngologist's perspective and formulate hypotheses therein. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of the electronic medical record was undertaken. Only relevant records with a prior otolaryngology clinic visit and audiologic testing were included. Patients seen during the last 2 years of the study period were contacted and completed a questionnaire to assess change in tinnitus and quantify potential alterations in quality of life, associated symptoms, and natural history...
November 6, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098005/foreign-body-aspiration-in-northern-ghana-a-review-of-pediatric-patients
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Theophilus Adjeso, Michael Chanalu Damah, James Patrick Murphy, Theophilus Teddy Kojo Anyomih
Background: Foreign body (FB) aspiration requires a high index of suspicion for diagnosis and prompt management to avoid morbidity and mortality. This retrospective study was conducted to review pediatric foreign body aspiration at the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Unit of the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH). Materials and Methods: The theater records of children managed for foreign body aspiration from January 2010 to December 2016 at the ENT Unit of TTH were retrieved and data summarized with respect to age, gender, indications for bronchoscopy, nature of foreign body, location of foreign body, and outcome of the bronchoscopy procedure...
2017: International Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092747/pediatric-airway-study-endoscopic-grading-system-for-quantifying-tonsillar-size-in-comparison-to-standard-adenotonsillar-grading-systems
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Neha A Patel, Kristen Carlin, Joseph M Bernstein
SIGNIFICANCE: Current grading systems may not allow clinicians to reliably document and communicate adenotonsillar size in the clinical setting. A validated endoscopic grading system may be useful for reporting tonsillar size in future clinical outcome studies. This is especially important as tonsillar enlargement is the cause of a substantial health care burden on children. OBJECTIVE: To propose and validate an easy-to-use flexible fiberoptic endoscopic grading system that provides physicians with a more accurate sense of the three-dimensional relationship of the tonsillar fossa to the upper-airway...
October 29, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072250/spontaneous-retropharyngeal-emphysema-a-case-report
#18
T-H Chi, C-C Hung, R-F Chen, C-H Yuan, J-C Chen
Retropharyngeal emphysema is usually secondary to trauma, iatrogenic injury, and obstructive respiratory diseases. Without prompt and adequate treatment, severe complication such as airway compromise may occur. Spontaneous retropharyngeal emphysema, defined by the presence of free air in the retropharyngeal space without any precipitating cause, is a rare clinical condition in pediatric otolaryngology. The predominant symptoms are sore throat, odynophagia, dysphagia, and neck pain. Here, we report a case of spontaneous retropharyngeal emphysema...
September 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054752/esophageal-lesions-following-button-battery-ingestion-in-children-analysis-of-causes-and-proposals-for-preventive-measures
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J Lahmar, C Célérier, E N Garabédian, V Couloigner, N Leboulanger, F Denoyelle
OBJECTIVES: To study recent cases of esophageal injury due to button-battery ingestion in children presenting in pediatric ENT emergency departments of the Paris area of France (Île-de-France region), in order to propose appropriate preventive measures. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A retrospective descriptive single-center study included all children under 15 years of age, presenting in pediatric ENT emergency departments between January 2008 and April 2014 for button-battery ingestion with esophageal impaction requiring emergency removal...
October 17, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050087/-study-on-the-correlation-between-meteorological-factors-and-acute-otitis-media-in-outpatients-of-children-in-beijing
#20
Y X Lu, J Q Liang, Q L Gu, X M Yu, X Yan
Objective: To explore the characteristics of acute otitis media(AOM) in children in Beijing and its correlation with meteorological factors. Methods: Data were collected in 2011-2013 in the Otolaryngology Department of Capital Institute of Pediatrics. AOM in children with relevant information, such as age, sex and season, with the same period of the Beijing municipal meteorological data (the average temperature, average pressure, average wind speed, humidity and PM2.5) were compared to analysis the relationship of meteorological environmental parameters and the onset of AOM in children...
October 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
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