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Presidential keynote address and new research highlights from the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology meeting
Date:4/24/2011

w the SHA and TCH datasets identified 170 and 107 children with mastoiditis, respectively. Children under 2 were disproportionately represented in both. Both showed decreased rate during the early decade, a flattening during the mid-decade and a dramatic increase during the late decade. When Segment 1 (2001-2003), Segment 2 (2002-2004) and Segment 3 (2004-2008) of the SHA were compared, the incidence decreased between Segment 1 and 2 (p=0.09) but increased significantly between Segment 2 and 3 (p=0.0005). A similar increase of TCH incidence of mastoiditis admission data beginning 2004 was found (p=0.04).


Plenary Session Presentation Pediatric Exposure to Choking Hazard Foods is Significantly Associated with Parental Knowledge of Choking Hazard Foods

Presenter: Brent Nichols, MD
Date: Sunday, May 1, 2011
Time: 11:25 11:32

Chicago, IL Parental knowledge of choking hazard foods (CHF) is poor, according to a cross sectional survey that was presented to parents with a child under 4 years of age.

Parents were presented with a questionnaire asking knowledge of choking hazard foods (CHF), which CHF they allow their child to eat, household items that may be choking hazards, how often they cut food for child, how often the child sits to eat and the sources of their knowledge.

"The consumption of CHF in children under 4 is significantly associated with decreased parental knowledge, ethnicity and sometimes income," said study author Brent Nichols, MD. "As demonstrated, knowledge is significantly associated with a lower risk of consuming CHF, thus more parental education is needed."

Study results show 489 parents responded to the survey. The results are adjusted for significant covariates associations between correct knowledge of CHF and correct parents actions of disallowing CHF: fruit chunks (correct knowledge = 25%; correct action = 42%; AOR=3.5; P<0.0001; adjusted for ethnicity), hot dogs (59%; 28%; 1.7;0.02
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American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
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