There is no body of evidence to suggest that there is an optimal location for placing tympanostomy tubes, yet the anterior-inferior quadrant is commonly used
Practice Focus » Pediatric
Most unanticipated admissions following ambulatory surgery in children are related to anesthesia, with otolaryngology procedures and obstructive sleep apnea among the most significant predictive factors for admission.
A study showed that tonsil size did not correlate with baseline OSA severity, even when adenoid hypertrophy was accounted for in the analysis
Understanding the rationale utilized by clinicians who choose not to adhere to clinical practice guidelines, and developing additional processes to foster compliance
Otitis media with effusion and recurrent acute otitis media are common problems in children
Researchers have identified a new gene that may be associated with causing sensorineural hearing loss in childhood
The choice between MRI and CT will have to be determined by individual clinicians, based on their assessments of relative risks and benefits
High complication rates and a lack of proven best approaches suggest tailoring the approach to address the potential risks based on location and severity
Tonsillectomies performed in kids at children’s teaching hospitals have a significantly higher cost, are more likely to involve complications, and result in more comorbidities than when performed at other types of hospitals.
Shared decision making reduces conflict and improves the quality of the decision for patients who are making choices about elective surgery.