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Letters to the Editor
August 2007

Notice of Duplicate Publication: “Biofilm Surface Area in the Pediatric Nasopharynx: Chronic Rhinosinusitis vs Obstructive Sleep Apnea” (Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007;133[2]:110-114)

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007;133(8):843. doi:10.1001/archotol.133.8.843-a

It was brought to the attention of the editor of the Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery that there were numerous similarities between the article by Coticchia et al1 that was published in the February 2007 issue of the Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery and an article published in the September 2006 issue of the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology,2 authored by the same group. After an extensive review of both articles by the editors of both journals as well as by an independent reviewer, we have come to the conclusion that these 2 manuscripts represent a duplication of publication. Because of this, the Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery will not consider any submission from Drs Coticchia, Haupert, and Berk, Ms Coleman, or Mr Gurrola for a period of 1 year from the publication of this notification. The response from the senior author can be found herein.

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