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Latest Tonsillectomy Stories

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.

2010-03-16 15:10:00

Parents of children undergoing ear, nose and throat surgery do not appear to remember all of the risks of the procedures explained to them by clinicians

2009-12-01 12:34:01

Measuring five quality-base performance areas, an ambulatory surgical center out performed a standard hospital based surgical center in otolaryngic surgeries.

2009-10-19 17:20:37

Children who receive a three-day course of antibiotics following tonsillectomy rather than a seven-day course appear to have no differences in pain or how quickly they return to a normal diet and activity level, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

2009-10-09 11:31:04

An OHSU researcher demonstrates that a common surgical procedure is an effective treatment for sleep apnea for some patients.

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).

2009-10-05 10:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- PEAK Surgical, Inc. and Medtronic, Inc.

2009-10-05 06:10:00

Radiofrequncy-tonsillotomy, which enables surgeons to reduce the size of the tonsillar tissue instead of removing the tonsils entirely, seems to be an effective and safe method of treating children with symptoms of enlarged tonsils.

2009-08-19 23:12:41

A doctor in Canada warns the use of codeine to treat pain following a tonsillectomy could prove fatal for some children. Dr. Gideon Koren of the University of Western Ontario investigated the death of a 2-year-old boy following a tonsillectomy.

2009-08-04 10:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- PEAK Surgical, Inc. today announced the launch of the PEAK((R)) PlasmaBlade TnA (Tonsil and Adenoid) tissue dissection device following 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


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