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<< Management of Airway Obstruction and Stridor in Pediatric Patients

Critical Appraisal of the Literature

A literature search was performed in PubMed using the terms stridorupper airway obstructioncroupepiglottitisbacterial tracheitismononucleosisforeign bodyanaphylaxisbiphasic reactionairway burnsthermal burnslaryngomalaciasubglottic stenosisvocal cord paralysisvocal cord dysfunctionrespiratory papillomasubglottic hemangiomavascular rings, and bronchogenic cysts. The search was filtered for patients aged 0 to 18 years. A total of 193 articles published from 1988 to the present were reviewed. The Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews was searched using the terms stridor and upper airway obstruction; 14 reviews were identified, with 3 of them pertinent to this article.

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