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1. Tracheobronchial foreign body aspiration in children - diagnostic value of symptoms and signs.
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OBJECTIVE: Tracheobronchial foreign body (TFB) aspiration is a common cause of respiratory compromise in early childhood. Research indicates that a high number of children are missed with TFB aspiration. The aim of this study was to identify predictors of potential TFB aspiration. STUDY DESIGN: We analysed 370 endoscopic reports of children admitted to our emergency department who underwent explorative rigid bronchoscopy to exclude/remove a TFB (1989-2003). Patient characteristics, history, clinical, radiographic and bronchoscopic findings were noted. Sensitivities and specificities for TFB ... Read More »
» Published in Swiss Med Wkly. 2006 Aug 19;136(33-34):533-8.
2. Management and outcomes of double aortic arch in 81 patients.
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OBJECTIVES: Double aortic arch is a common form of complete vascular ring, encircling both the trachea and esophagus, resulting in noncardiac morbidity. We sought to describe management and outcomes in a large single institution clinical series. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed the medical charts of all of the patients diagnosed with double aortic arch at age <18 years. Data regarding clinical presentation, anatomy, management, and outcomes were abstracted. RESULTS: We identified 81 patients (67% males) born between 1964 and 2005 and presenting at a median age of 5 months (range: birth to ... Read More »
» Published in Pediatrics. 2006 Nov;118(5):e1336-41. Epub 2006 Sep 25.
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