Best practices recommend placing TT over medication in cases of recurrent AOM
What Is the Best Test for Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease?
Evidence suggests a 24-hour pH probe (pHP) and multichannel esophageal intralumenal impedance testing is superior to pHP alone
Does Balloon Catheter Sinuplasty Have a Role in the Surgical Management of Pediatric Sinus Disease?
Balloon catheter sinuplasty appears safe for use among pediatric patients with chronic recurrent sinusitis
Is Partial Tonsillectomy Equivalent to Total Tonsillectomy for Obstructive Symptoms?
Partial tonsillectomy is equivalent to total tonsillectomy for the treatment of obstructive symptoms in children; however the outcomes are not standardized and many studies are limited
Is Computed Tomography or Magnetic Resonance Imaging More Useful in the Evaluation of Pediatric Sensorineural Hearing Loss?
Computed tomography (CT) may be a better initial choice, but a dual approach is useful for a patient who may be a candidate for cochlear implant
Is Cartilage Preferable to Fascia Myringoplasty in Children?
Cartilage grafting has comparable postoperative hearing results to traditional fascia grafting in pediatric patients, as well as improvement in long-term closure of the tympanic membrane
Are Hyoid Procedures a Reasonable Choice in the Surgical Treatment of OSA?
The role of hyoid procedures in the surgical management of SDB remains uncertain, as several reports have emerged questioning their potential benefit.
Is Polysomnagraphy Required Prior to T+A for Diagnosis of OSA versus Mild Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children?
Polysomnography (PSG) has been recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics as the gold standard for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) versus mild sleep disordered breathing (SDB) prior to tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (T+A) in children. Mild SDB includes primary snoring and upper airway resistance syndrome. Controversy exists regarding the accuracy of history and physical exam (H+P) alone in children for the diagnosis of OSA versus mild SDB prior to T+A. Thus, PSG has been recommended to confirm the diagnosis
Should Antibiotics Be Prescribed for Acute Otitis Media?
The clinical decision to treat or not to treat children with AOM remains controversial.