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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...

2011-04-25 13:13:02

The American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) will hold its annual meeting, April 29 "“ May 1, during the 2011 Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) - a joint meeting of eight otolaryngological societies in Chicago, IL. 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, nose,...

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...

2011-01-27 20:40:56

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea who undergo surgery to improve their breathing get a better night's sleep and therefore are less drowsy during the day, according to a new study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. The study finds surgery greatly reduces daytime sleepiness "“ a common side effect from this disorder in which the upper airway is partially or completely blocked during sleep "“ when compared to other non-surgical treatments for obstructive sleep apnea. "This...

2011-01-17 22:42:57

Performing polysomnography (sleep study) prior to pediatric adenotonsillectomy (surgical removal of the tonsils and adenoids) may help identify children at a higher risk of developing postoperative respiratory complications, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of Otolaryngology - Head Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Pediatric adenotonsillectomy is a safe outpatient procedure; however, there is a subset of patients who do not meet the criteria for...

2011-01-04 09:18:11

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A tonsillectomy is a 3,000-year-old surgical procedure that has just received it's first multidisciplinary clinical practice guideline, which provides evidence-based recommendations on the pre and postoperative care and management of children aged 1 to 18 years under consideration for the operation.  It also addresses practice variation in medicine and the considerable public health implications of tonsillectomy. Tonsillectomy, one of the most common surgical...

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...

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2010-11-05 06:15:00

Surgery to remove tonsils most likely will not help children with bed wetting, according to a recent study. As unlikely as it would seem, many doctors have said the surgery, when used to help kids who have trouble with breathing at night, will also stop them from wetting the bed. But researchers have found that although many kids who had their tonsils removed had also stopped wetting the bed within six months, so had kids who underwent unrelated surgeries, such as hernia repair. "We don't...

2010-06-01 13:58:09

In a review of three different surgical techniques commonly used for tonsillectomy, the microdebrider technique (where a rotary cutting tool is used to shave tissue) had the lowest overall complication rate when compared to the other two techniques. The results are shown in new research published in the June 2010 issue of Otolaryngology "“ Head and Neck Surgery. Tonsillectomy is among the oldest and most commonly performed procedures in the pediatric population. Approximately 530,000...


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