בשל "הגנת זכויות יוצרים" מובא להלן קישור לתקציר המאמר. לקריאתו בטקסט מלא, אנא פנה/י לספרייה הרפואית הזמינה לך.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the association between type-1 laryngeal clefts and pathogenic bacterial growth in the lower airway in children.
A retrospective chart review was conducted for all children who underwent direct laryngoscopy, flexible bronchoscopy with bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), and esophagogastroduodenoscopy, under a single anesthetic event from 2015 until 2018 at an academic tertiary referral center.
Type-1 laryngeal clefts were diagnosed as an interarytenoid depth at or below the level of the vocal folds, on direct laryngoscopy, via palpation by a fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologist.
Pathogenic bacterial growth in the lower airway was defined as presence of BAL culture growth of nonrespiratory flora.