Submitted for Publication: February 6, 2012; final revision received April 15, 2012; accepted May 2, 2012.
Author Contributions: Dr Durr had full access to all the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Durr, Meyer, and Rosbe. Acquisition of data: Durr, Meyer, and Rosbe. Analysis and interpretation of data: Durr, Meyer, Kezirian, and Rosbe. Drafting of the manuscript: Durr. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Meyer, Kezirian, and Rosbe. Statistical analysis: Durr and Kezirian. Obtained funding: Durr. Administrative, technical, and material support: Durr and Meyer. Study supervision: Meyer and Rosbe.
Financial Disclosure: Dr Kezirian has been a medical advisory board member/consultant for Apnex Medical, a medical advisory board member for ReVENT Medical, and a consultant for Arthrocare, Medtronic, and Pavad Medical.
Previous Presentation: This study was presented as a poster at the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Annual Meeting; September 28, 2010; Boston, Massachusetts.