Navigation Links
Airway Obstructions Have High Death Rate for Young Children, According to New Research from Children's National Medical Center
Date:4/20/2010

Researchers at Children’s National Medical Center say prevention is key

Washington, DC (Vocus) April 20, 2010 -- Though airway obstructions in young children occur less often than other types of injuries, the death rate is higher, according to new research from Children’s National Medical Center. The findings are published in the April issue of Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, an affiliate of the Journal of the American Medical Association.


   
The study, led by pediatric otolargyngologists Sukgi Choi, MD, and Rahul Shah, MD, found that airway obstructions in young children had a low incidence but a 3.4 percent mortality rate. The team compiled the information from a national database of children’s hospitalizations in 2003, which consisted of nearly 3,000 hospitalizations for airway obstructions.

“These findings are concerning and speak to the need for better education to prevent these airway obstructions from occurring,” said Dr. Choi. “Our hope is to prevent these injuries from occurring.”

Children’s National Medical Center offers the following tips to minimize choking hazards:
o   Supervise all meals and have children eat at the table or in a high chair.
o   Small foods, such as grapes and hot dogs, should be cut into very small pieces.
o   Avoid small toys, like balls or marbles.
o   Consider using a small-parts tester, or an empty toilet paper roll, to test the size of toys. Children under age 3 should not be given toys that fit completely into the cylinder.

“As parents, we must take steps to prevent these types of injuries from happening,” added Dr. Shah. “We must also work with our governing agencies to ensure appropriate regulations are in place.”

The study found that the average age of children hospitalized for airway obstructions was 3.5 years old, which 55 percent of the patients under 2. Foreign bodies were classified as food and non-food items, with food items causing 42 percent of the airway obstructions.

Related Links:
   Read the study
   Division of Otolaryngology

Contact: Emily Dammeyer or Jennifer Leischer at 202-476-4500.

Children’s National Medical Center, located in Washington, DC, is a leader in the development of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury. Children’s has been serving the nation’s children for more than 135 years. Children’s National is consistently ranked among the best pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. For more information, visit www.ChildrensNational.org. Children’s Research Institute, the academic arm of Children’s National Medical Center, encompasses the translational, clinical, and community research efforts of the institution. Learn more about Children’s Research Institute at www.ChildrensNational.org/Research.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Childrens_National/Airway_Obstructions/prweb3899994.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Airway obstructions have high death rate for young children
2. Airway Injury Plaguing 9/11 First Responders
3. Adapting to clogged airways makes common pathogen resist powerful drugs
4. New White Paper Details Best Practices of an Occupational Hearing Conservation Program: US Airways
5. Data Published in Leading Respiratory Journal Reinforce Importance of Small Airways In Asthma Management
6. Breathing Obstructions Caused by Sinusitis can Require Surgery, says Denver's Nose Doc
7. Teaching hospital status associated with death rate after colon surgery
8. Gene Mutation Ups Risk of Sudden Death in People with Epilepsy
9. Childhood Cancer Survivors At Higher Odds of Early Death
10. Sleep-Related Death Rate Higher Among Black Infants
11. More than one-quarter of elderly patients lack decision-making capacity at death
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Airway Obstructions Have High Death Rate for Young Children, According to New Research from Children's National Medical Center
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business for a ... an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the same rate ... assure the wage floor does not erode again, and make future increases more predictable. , ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... the Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. ... articles published in Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Grove Investment Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and processing operations at its production ... and Pahrump, Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer of a complete system of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... National recruitment firm Slone Partners is pleased to announce the ... as Vice President of North American Capital Sales at HTG Molecular . ... team in the commercialization of the HTG EdgeSeq system and associated reagents in North ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells and other difficult to transfect cells, announces ... Medium. The PluriQ™ G9™ Gene Editing System is a complete system ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... India , June 24, 2016 ... Needles Market by Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety Pen ... Therapy (Insulin, GLP-1, Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase (Retail, ... by MarketsandMarkets, This report studies the market for the ... expected to reach USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Tenn. , June 24, 2016  Arkis ... providing less invasive and more durable cerebrospinal fluid ... in funding.  The Series-A funding is led by ... Lighthouse Fund, and other private investors.  Arkis, new ... neurosurgical instrumentation and the market release of its ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... HILLS, Calif. , June 23, 2016 Any ... the many challenges of the current process. Many of them ... because of the technical difficulties and high laboratory costs involved. ... have to offer it at such a high cost that ... afford it. Dr. Parsa Zadeh , founder ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: