Submitted for Publication: July 13, 2011; final revision received December 4, 2011; accepted January 5, 2012.
Published Online: March 19, 2012. doi:10.1001/archoto.2012.37
Author Contributions: Drs Langerman and Netterville 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: Langerman, Rangarajan, and Netterville. Acquisition of data: Langerman, Athavale, Rangarajan, Sinard, and Netterville. Analysis and interpretation of data: Langerman, Athavale, Sinard, and Netterville. Drafting of the manuscript: Langerman, Athavale, and Netterville. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Rangarajan, Sinard, and Netterville. Statistical analysis: Netterville. Administrative, technical, and material support: Athavale, Sinard, and Netterville. Study supervision: Sinard and Netterville.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Previous Presentation: Presented at the American Head and Neck Society Meeting during the Combined Otolaryngology Section Meetings, 28 April 2011, Chicago, Illinois.
Additional Contributions: Thank you to Jeffrey M. Bumpous, MD, for his thoughtful commentary on this study.