Submitted for Publication: February 7, 2014; final revision received June 23, 2014; accepted June 30, 2014.
Published Online: August 21, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.1650.
Study concept and design: Thamboo, Chilvers, Chadha.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Thamboo, Dar Santos, Naidoo, Rahmanian, Chadha.
Drafting of the manuscript: Thamboo, Dar Santos, Naidoo, Rahmanian.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Thamboo, Naidoo, Chilvers, Chadha.
Statistical analysis: Thamboo.
Obtained funding: Thamboo, Chadha.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Thamboo, Dar Santos, Rahmanian, Chilvers, Chadha.
Study supervision: Dar Santos, Chilvers, Chadha.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: External funding was provided by the Rare Diseases Foundation and a Child and Family Research Institute Innovations in Acute Care & Technology (iACT) grant.
Role of the Sponsor: The Rare Diseases Foundation and Child and Family Research Institute had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Previous Presentation: This study was a podium presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology; May 18, 2014; Las Vegas, Nevada.
Additional Contributions: We thank Amy Schellenberg, cystic fibrosis nurse clinician, for assistance in identifying the eligible patient population; Julie Pauwels, ENT clinical research coordinator, for her coordination; and BC Children’s Hospital pediatric cystic fibrosis clinic for accommodating our study during clinic hours. None of these individuals received compensation for their contributions.