Submitted for Publication: October 26, 2010; final revision received March 29, 2011; accepted April 22, 2011.
Author Contributions: Drs Keim and Lalwani contributed equally to the study. All authors 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: Liu, Price, Keim, and Lalwani. Acquisition of data: Liu, Cosetti, Aziz, Buchhagen, Contente-Cuomo, and Lalwani. Analysis and interpretation of data: Liu, Cosetti, Aziz, Price, Keim, and Lalwani. Drafting of the manuscript: Liu, Cosetti, Price, and Lalwani. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Cosetti, Aziz, Buchhagen, Contente-Cuomo, Price, Keim, and Lalwani. Statistical analysis: Liu. Obtained funding: Liu. Administrative, technical, and material support: Liu, Contente-Cuomo, Keim, and Lalwani. Study supervision: Liu, Keim, and Lalwani.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: Funding for this research was provided by the TGen Sylvia-Chase Postdoctoral Fellowship to Dr Liu and by TGen Foundation funding awarded to Dr Price.
Role of the Sponsor: The funders did not influence the design and conduct of the study; the collection, analysis, and interpretation of the data; or the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Previous Presentation: This study was presented as a poster at the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology; April 30–May 2, 2010; Las Vegas, Nevada.