Scientific session and new research highlights

April 10th, 2012
The American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) will hold its annual meeting, April 18 –April 22, during the 2012 Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) - a joint meeting of eight otolaryngological societies in San Diego, CA.

During the ASPO meeting, hundreds of pieces of new research and dozens of scientific sessions featuring expert panelists will be presented focusing on children's ear, nose, and throat health. National health statistics reveal that pediatric ear, nose, and throat disorders remain among the primary reasons children visit a physician, with ear infections ranking as the number one reason for an appointment.

All sessions are embargoed until date and time of presentation. Sessions of interest include:

Scientific Sessions

Friday, April 20

1:10 pm - Presidential Keynote Lecture: "Variation in practice - unwarranted interference or personalized medicine?" Martin Burton, MD, FRCS, Director of the UK Cochrane Centre, Consultant Otolaryngologist Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Oxford, UK

1:55 pm - Systematic review on dilatation as primary therapy for pediatric laryngotracheal stenosis

2:25 pm - Children with sensorineural hearing loss after passing newborn hearing screen

Saturday, April 21

8:00 am - Perioperative dexamethasone and the risk of bleeding in pediatric tonsillectomy: a prospective, randomized, double blind trial

8:14 am - Is tonsillectomy a risk factor for childhood obesity?

11:00 am - Effect of obesity and medical comorbidities on polysomnographic outcomes after adjunct surgery in adenotonsillectomy failures

11:14 am - Obstructive sleep apnea, behavioral problems and quality of life in children

3: 15 pm - Patient experience in the pediatric otolaryngology clinic: does the teaching setting influence parent satisfaction?

3: 22 pm - African-American ethnicity as a risk factor for respiratory complications following adenotonsillectomy

3: 59 pm - Do perioperative antibiotics affect complication rates after primary adenotonsillectomy in children?

Provided by American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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