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In a 2011, a US National Safety Council report stated that choking caused 4,500 deaths (amongst all ages) in the United States in 2009.[Ref:46]
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Dr. Ludemann is a Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of British Columbia; and an Attending Surgeon within the Division of Otolaryngology at British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital.
Translation by Josée Lacasse
Technical Editor: Sophie Lachance, MD, FRCSC
Québec City, Canada
Dr. Lachance graduated medical school and otolaryngology – head and neck surgery residency at Laval University in Québec City. Completed a one-year fellowship training program in pediatric otolaryngology at UBC in BC Children’s Hospital.
San Ignacio University Hospital is one of the most important and influential health institutions in Colombia and Latinamerica.
Founded in 1942, it has been home for the School of Medicine of Pontifical Xaverian University in Bogota.
The Division of Otorhinolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery depends of the Department of Surgery, providing low, mid and high complexity services in the different areas of the specialty, with emphasis on pediatric otolaryngology and the multidisciplinary airway clinic.
The Hospital Estadual de Sumaré (HES) is part of the hospital complex of the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), a public university fully supported by the State of São Paulo with access to private and public research funds. Although a young university, founded in 1966 it is highly ranked amongst the youngest universities in the world.
The residents and fellows of the Otolaryngology Department of UNICAMP participate in surgical activities at the HES where pediatric airway procedures are a main part of the surgical program carried out by the otolaryngology team.
Translation by Dr. Xiaoya Wang (Sunny)
Associate Chief Physician, ENT Department
Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center
Translation by Talal Alkhatib, MD, MSc, MHPEd, FRCSC
Assistant Professor and Chairman
Department of Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery
Faculty of Medicine
King Abdulaziz University
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
King Abdulaziz University carries the name of the establisher of Saudi Arabia – God bless him. This university was established in 1387 H / 1967 G.
The university witnessed much development in quality and quantity since it was established until it becomes one of the distinguished universities in terms of the number of students, the number of scientific and theoretical fields of study and the exclusiveness of certain specializations such as Seas Sciences, Geology, Nuclear Engineering, Medical Engineering, Meteorology and Aviation and Mineralization.
King Abdulaziz University is Considered a pioneer in offering higher education to the Saudi girl and the female and male sections were inaugurated in the same year. The University not only has the regular students program but it also has the external program to make it easy for all students to get higher education. It also established the Deanship of Distant Teaching to cope with the development in learning and teaching technology.
Translation by Yonden Sherpa