Clin Pediatr (Phila) volume 59, issue 7, P679-685 2020 DOI: 10.1177/0009922820908917 View full text
Michele M. Carr, Jad Ramadan, Emma Bauer

Abstract: This study evaluated the hospital course for neonates and older infants with a diagnosis of laryngomalacia (LM). Data came from the 2016 Kids’ Inpatient Database of the Healthcare Cost Utilization Project. A total of 6537 children aged <1 year with a diagnosis of LM (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, code Q31.5) were identified: 2212 neonates and 4325 non-neonates. Neonates had a higher mortality rate, 1.31% versus 0.72% in older infants, had more diagnoses (median 9 vs 7) and proced…

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