Continued focus on pediatric otolaryngologic clinical trials enables improved representation of the specialty’s spectrum of disease and therapy, while increased results publication and federal funding may advance patient care.
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A mandated consent form prior to opioid prescription was associated with decreased overall opioid prescriptions without a resultant increase in postoperative complications in pediatric patients.
Multiple therapeutic options may be effective for treating mild pediatric OSA including observation, management with anti-inflammatory medications, and surgery.
The findings of this study support the feasibility of using the nasal methylome for future clinical applications, such as predicting the development of asthma among wheezing infants.
Myringotomy with or without tube placement and mastoidectomy have the highest cure rates for pediatric acute mastoiditis.