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Make the Diagnosis: Fall 2023

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Can you solve this medical mystery? Review the baby’s presentation and make the diagnosis.

Otitis Media: Surgical Expectations

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A 5- to 10-minute surgery can end repeated acute otitis media, sparing children multiple courses of antibiotics and reducing the risk of hearing loss. Here’s how you can set expectations for parents.

News at CHOP: Summer 2023

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In promising news for young toddlers with peanut allergies, a new study involving researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia found that daily use of a “peanut patch” for 1 year was effective in desensitizing a majority of peanut-allergic toddlers, lessening the likelihood of an allergic reaction upon accidental exposure.

Pediatric Reflections: Summer 2023

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With kinship care on the rise, primary care pediatricians can play an important role in ensuring children living in these arrangements maintain and improve their health. Check out the resources the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the American Academy of Pediatrics have provided to help PCPs.

Fellows Corner: When AOM Progresses to Acute Mastoiditis

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Acute mastoiditis is the most common complication of acute otitis media. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are imperative to prevent potential progression to sigmoid sinus thrombosis, meningitis, encephalitis, or intracranial abscess.

Advanced Sleep Surgery: Are There Options After T&A?

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When tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy doesn’t resolve obstructive sleep apnea, and CPAP is no longer tolerated, what’s an ENT to do? See if hypoglossal nerve stimulator implantation could be an alternative sleep apnea treatment for your patients.

iSGS: Rare Tracheal Narrowing Is Even Rarer in Children

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With symptoms such as hoarseness and exertional stridor, dyspnea and pain with swallowing that overlap a variety of throat and airway conditions, idiopathic subglottic/tracheal stenosis is a difficult diagnosis to make, especially in children.

Alumni Notes Summer 2023

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It’s hard to believe another academic year has ended. We have graduated another outstanding class of pediatricians and welcomed another 60 (!) or so interns to the CHOP family.