Latest Tonsillectomy Stories

2014-04-18 11:27:46

Weight gain in children after they have their tonsils removed (adenotonsillectomy) occurs primarily in children who are smaller and younger at the time of the surgery, and weight gain was not linked with increased rates of obesity. About 500,000 children in the United States have their tonsils removed each year. The childhood obesity rate prompted reevaluation of the question of weight gain after adenotonsillectomy. The authors reviewed medical records and the final study consisted of...

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,...

Over-The-Counter Painkillers Just As Effective As Prescription Drugs For Tonsillectomy Pain
2013-10-02 07:14:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After having your tonsils removed, traditional wisdom says you should eat all the ice cream you want and take a prescription pain killer. A new study from the Henry Ford Hospital, however, reveals how an over-the-counter pain reliever is just as effective. The study, presented at the 2013 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) annual meeting in Vancouver, BC, shows over-the-counter ibuprofen manages...

2013-10-01 23:02:30

You may be able to eat all of the ice cream you want after having your tonsils removed, but researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit say you don’t necessarily need a prescription to reduce post-operative pain – an over-the-counter pain reliever is just as effective. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 You may be able to eat all of the ice cream you want after having your tonsils removed, but researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit say you don’t necessarily need a...

Childhood Sleep Apnea, Behavior Lessened After Common Tonsil Surgery
2013-05-22 05:37:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Removing the adenoids and tonsils with obstructive sleep apnea lead to measurable improvements in behavior, quality of life, and some symptoms, though no noticeable improvements in attention or executive functioning were detected, according to the results of a new randomized clinical trial. The findings of the Childhood Adenotonsillectomy Trial (CHAT), which were presented Tuesday at the American Thoracic Society International...

2013-04-11 15:01:20

But there's still inexplicable 5-fold difference in rates across England, similar to wide discrepancies in tonsil removal Rates of surgery to correct childhood squint in England have tumbled over the past 50 years, finds research published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. But there's still a fivefold difference between the areas with the lowest and highest rates of the procedure, similar to the wide variations in tonsil removal, and it's not clear why, say the authors....

2012-10-19 16:56:30

The number of children admitted to hospital in England for acute throat infections increased by 76 per cent between 1999 and 2010, according to new research published today in Archives of Disease in Childhood. Acute throat infection (ATI), which includes acute tonsillitis and acute pharyngitis, is one of the most common reasons for consulting a GP. The majority of ATIs are self-limiting and can be managed at home or by the GP, but a small proportion may require hospital admission. This...

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