Submitted for Publication: January 29, 2011; final revision received June 18, 2011; accepted September 28, 2011.
Author Contributions: Drs Orestes and Brietzke had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Orestes, Fileta, and Brietzke. Acquisition of data: Orestes, Fileta, and Haymes. Analysis and interpretation of data: Orestes and Brietzke. Drafting of the manuscript: Orestes, Haymes, Fileta, and Brietzke. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Orestes and Brietzke. Statistical analysis: Brietzke. Obtained funding: Orestes. Administrative, technical, and material support: Orestes, Fileta, Haymes, and Brietzke. Study supervision: Brietzke.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: The Department of Clinical Investigation of Walter Reed Army Medical Center provided funding for the purchase of the expendable equipment, including TTs and reagents, used in this study. Approval from the Department of Clinical Investigation to proceed with the research as well as to publish the manuscript was required as part of the institutional review board process.
Disclaimer: The views herein are the private views of the authors and do not reflect the views of the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense.
Previous Presentation: This study was presented as an oral presentation at the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology meeting; April 29–May 1, 2011; Chicago, Illinois.