Appachi S et al. Association of Enrollment in an Aerodigestive Clinic With Reduced Hospital Stay for Children
With Special Health Care Needs. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Oct 5
Interesting article showing pts enrolled in an aerodigestive clinic had decreased length of stay for about 1 week/yr
for aerodigestive related admissions. Unsure if during admissions pts were seen by the aerodigestive providers or
just being in clinic helped reduced the admission time. Either way, this is another studying proving that
multidisciplinary coordinated care benefits patients and the system.
Ronning MM et al. Comparison of Emergency Department Visits for Complications of Gastrostomy Versus
Gastrojejunostomy Tubes in Children. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Oct;33(10)
Foster CC et al. Provider Perspectives of High-Quality Pediatric Hospital-to-Home Transitions for Children and
Youth With Chronic Disease.Hosp Pediatr. 2017 Oct 16
O’Brien JE et al. Admissions to Acute Care Within 30 and 90 Days of Discharge Home From a Pediatric
Post-acute Care Hospital Hosp Pediatr. 2017 Oct 12
Berry JG et al.Perioperative Spending on Spinal Fusion for Scoliosis for Children With Medical Complexity
Pediatrics Oct 2017, 140

Srivastava R. Impact of fundoplication versus gastrojejunal feeding tubes on mortality and in preventing aspiration
pneumonia in young children with neurologic impairment who have gastroesophageal reflux disease. Pediatrics.
2009 Jan;123(1)
As we come up cold and flu season, I know we (and our patients) ask ourselves for ways to prevent complications
from these viral illnesses. Often I am in this situation for kids where aspiration is a concern. Here is a great article
that provides me some evidence for my decision making