Pediatr Surg Int 2022 Jul 19;38(7):1047-1055. Epub 2022 May 19.
International Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Care, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Anschutz Medical Campus, Children's Hospital Colorado, 13213 E 16th Ave, Box 323, Aurora, CO, 80045, USA.
Background: Social media has become a means to allow individuals affected by rare diseases to connect with others. This study aimed to characterize the use of three popular social media platforms by individuals affected by common pediatric surgery index conditions.
Methods: A systematic search of Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter was performed using standardized terms for the following pediatric surgical conditions: anorectal malformation, biliary atresia, bronchopulmonary sequestration, congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), congenital pulmonary airway malformation, duodenal atresia, esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF), gastroschisis, Hirschsprung disease (HD), and omphalocele. Read More