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2012-06-06 23:01:15

Mercy Research & Development has pioneered the Adjustable Tongue Blade to update the common tonsillectomy procedure. The new tool makes the surgery more comfortable for patients, helps surgeons quickly establish a secure airway, and adjusts to fit multiple patients for cost-effectiveness. Springfield, Mo. (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 Tonsillectomies are one of the oldest and most common surgical procedures performed on children in the United States. A new surgical tool developed at Mercy...

2012-05-07 13:34:02

The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) has released updated Clinical Indicators for the public and physicians. Clinical indicators for otolaryngology serve as a checklist for practitioners and a quality care review tool for clinical departments. The Clinical Indicators are created by the AAO-HNS and its clinical committees. "Clinical Indicators define a basis of medical necessity for a range of procedures“¦their intent is to help...

2012-04-10 10:25:54

The American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) will hold its annual meeting, April 18 —April 22, during the 2012 Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) - a joint meeting of eight otolaryngological societies in San Diego, CA. During the ASPO meeting, hundreds of pieces of new research and dozens of scientific sessions featuring expert panelists will be presented focusing on children's ear, nose, and throat health. National health statistics reveal that pediatric ear,...

2012-03-24 04:36:10

Does not have the side effects of fentanyl and other narcotics Patients who have undergone sinus surgery can safely take an alternative pain medication that does not cause the side effects of narcotics such as fentanyl and Vicodin, a Loyola University Health System study has found. The alternative medication is ketorolac (brand name, Toradol). It is in the same class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as Advil and Aleve. Ketorolac does not cause the side effects that narcotic drugs...

2011-07-25 11:09:00

MANCHESTER, England, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK's leading medical defence body, has published its response to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) consultation 'Solving disputes in the county courts'. The report commented on 'the viability and fairness' of introducing a 'fast track' claims process for clinical negligence claims [http://www.jmw.co.uk/services-for-you/clinical-negligence ], especially against primary care and independent...

2011-06-21 02:04:32

A review of tonsillectomy-technique studies found that some new methods have advantages over traditional methods, but others are equivalent, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Otolaryngology"“Head and Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. As background information, the article states that tonsillectomy is well established in terms of safety, but is often accompanied by pain, postsurgical bleeding, and a prolonged recovery. Traditionally, the operation has...

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....

2011-05-17 06:00:00

HOUSTON, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Snoring Center(SM), the nation's leading provider of minimally invasive, office-based treatment for snoring and sleep apnea, is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Paul Fulmer, MD as head of The Snoring Center's Houston office and its new Austin office, which is slated to open in October of 2011. "We are very proud of the work we do at The Snoring Center," said Dr. Craig Schwimmer, MD, MPH, FACS, founder and medical director of The Snoring...

2011-05-17 06:49:37

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Removing enlarged tonsils and adenoids may help prevent high blood pressure and heart damage in children who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to this study. Children with enlarged tonsils and adenoids are particularly prone to developing OSA, said study lead author Lisa Burns, MD, (Pulmonary Fellow at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center). And, in children and adults, OSA has been linked with elevations in both daytime and nighttime blood...

2011-05-16 16:24:30

Removing enlarged tonsils and adenoids may help prevent high blood pressure and heart damage in children who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a study conducted at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. In some children with OSA, adenotonsillectomy can result in significantly lower blood pressure within 24 months of the procedure. The results will be presented at the ATS 2011 International Conference in Denver. Children with enlarged tonsils and adenoids are...