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2014-01-06 16:26:47

VERNON, N.J., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ENTSafety.com is on a mission to eliminate potentially risky and improvised surgical practices often found in throat surgeries. While risks of mortality and morbidity in tonsillectomy and other throat surgeries are lower than for many procedures, risks remain and can be reduced. The ENTSafety System is a surgical device and disposables uniquely designed to reduce the risk of injuries and complications associated with tonsillectomies,...

2011-09-07 12:45:02

Research: Effectiveness of adenoidectomy in children with recurrent upper respiratory tract infections, open randomised controlled trial Children who have their adenoids surgically removed do not get fewer upper respiratory tract infections such as sinusitis and colds, finds research published on bmj.com today. Upper respiratory tract infections are extremely common in children and many of them are referred for ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery. Indeed, having adenoids taken out...

2011-06-15 20:38:15

A multidisciplinary clinical practice guideline, "Polysomnography for Sleep-Disordered Breathing Prior to Tonsillectomy in Children" will be published as a supplement to the July issue of Otolaryngology"”Head and Neck Surgery. This guideline provides otolaryngologists with evidence-based recommendations for using polysomnography in assessing children, aged 2 to 18 years, with sleep-disordered breathing and who are candidates for tonsillectomy, with or without adenoidectomy....

2011-02-02 10:00:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Children who undergo the surgical removal of their tonsils (tonsillectomy), with or without the removal of their adenoids (adenoidectomy), are at increased risk for becoming overweight after surgery, according to new research. Childhood obesity has shot through the roof over the past two decades, with recent data suggesting that as many as 33 percent of American children are overweight and 17 percent obese. Obese children are at increased risk of becoming obese adults,...

2011-02-01 13:13:37

Tonsillectomy is the most common major surgical procedure performed in children. Children who undergo the surgical removal of their tonsils (tonsillectomy), with or without the removal of their adenoids (adenoidectomy), are at increased risk for becoming overweight after surgery, according to new research published in the February 2011 issue of Otolaryngology "“ Head and Neck Surgery. Pediatric obesity has increased overwhelmingly over the last 20 years, with recent data suggesting that...

2011-01-03 14:08:26

A multidisciplinary clinical practice guideline, "Tonsillectomy in Children" will be published in the January issue of Otolaryngology"”Head and Neck Surgery (watch for a new cover and publisher in that issue of the journal). The new guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on the pre-, intra-, and postoperative care and management of children aged 1 to 18 years under consideration for tonsillectomy. Additionally, this guideline is intended for all clinicians in any setting who...

2010-04-06 11:49:36

CHICAGO --For some, the phrase "spring is in the air" is quite literal. When the winter snow melts and flowers bloom, pollen and other materials can wreak havoc on those suffering from seasonal allergies, usually causing a habit called "mouth breathing." The physical, medical and social problems associated with mouth breathing are not recognized by most health care professionals, according to a study published in the January/February 2010 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical...

2009-10-08 09:51:22

Obesity in children significantly increases the risk of major and minor respiratory complications following surgery to correct sleep disordered breathing (SDB), according to new research presented at the 2009 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, in San Diego, CA. The study, which followed the post-operative recovery of 49 obese children compared with a control group, revealed that 75.5 percent of the obese children...

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2007-08-12 11:50:00

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Little T.J. was a monster. There's no other way to say it. Extremely hyperactive, the toddler ran around in circles, destroying everything in his path. He choked the cat and dragged it by its tail. He bit the teacher and hit other kids. He got kicked out of day care and banned from friends' homes. His own grandmother called the 2-year-old a "monster." Friends told his family that T.J. _ short for Terence Johnson _ was destined to be "the next serial killer." "He was so out of...

2006-05-16 07:26:57

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children younger than 3 years of age who have their adenoids and tonsils removed as a remedy for sleep-disordered breathing are at greater risk for respiratory complications than older kids and, therefore, should probably be hospitalized for the procedure, according to a new report. Advances in anesthesia and surgical techniques have led third-party payers to pressure doctors to perform adenotonsillectomy as an outpatient procedure, say Dr. Maninder Kalra...


Latest Pharyngeal tonsil Reference Libraries

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2013-01-18 11:24:15

The tonsil is an organ that functions within the lymphatic system. It is a mass of lymphoid tissue located in the throat as a first line defense against pathogens as they are inhaled or ingested. Types and Locations The most commonly spoken of tonsil is the palatine tonsil. These tonsils are located in the back of the throat on each side of the oropharynx. Adenoids are the second most commonly spoken of and also referred to as pharyngeal tonsils. They are located on the roof of the...

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