Experts reached consensus on a checklist of the most critical components of a surgeon’s operative notes following pediatric microlaryngoscopy and bronchoscopy.
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Morbidity and mortality are low in children undergoing bronchoscopy for Airway Foreign Body Aspiration; a downward mortality trend suggests improvement in the safety of this procedure.
Pediatric otolaryngologists who apply adult learning principles with trainees will maximize both the efficiency and efficacy of the learning process.
As compared to validated scales, the novel patient decision aid can reduce decisional conflict and shows potential use for parents.
Post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage is a common and potentially life-threatening complication but there is no statistically significant increase in risk at the low or high range of commonly used clinical dosages.
Although OSA is known to lead to arousals and central apneas, no study has identified factors associated with CSA improvement following adenotonsillectomy.
Patients with EA/TEF frequently have aerodigestive sequelae, suggesting the need for early otolaryngology evaluation in their care.
Single visit surgery for tympanostomy tube placement offers convenience and cost savings to family members, and marketing efforts promoting this option are effective.
The palatine tonsils and adenoids are also lymphoid tissues that may help defend against infections of the upper respiratory tract, bringing into question whether tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy might hinder immune response.
Most existing studies have found that hearing impairment results in a higher prevalence of social isolation and loneliness in the pediatric population.