Latest Tonsillectomy Stories
Young children and infants with obstructive sleep apnea could benefit from a new surgical technique.
New research shows waist circumference and body mass index (BMI) are clear risk factors for sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in children.
Infants and young toddlers with obstructive sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing experience significant improvement following surgical treatment of the ailment, according to an invited article in the June 2009 issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
New research shows a commonly used steroid to reduce nausea and vomiting is associated with an increased risk of postoperative bleeding.
Smoking appears to be linked with an increased rate of hemorrhage in patients who undergo a procedure done with a tonsillectomy, U.S. researchers said.
As medical studies are beginning to confirm, the removal of a child's tonsils can, in some cases, significantly improve, even cure, severe hyperactivity often diagnosed as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children younger than
Children's behavioral problems, including symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), sometimes improve after they have their tonsils removed, a new study has found.
Short-term administration of growth hormone (GH) improves sleep abnormalities in most patients with a rare genetic disease called Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), according to a study. However, a subset of patients may experience a worsening of sleep disturbances.
By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After having their tonsils and adenoids out because of obstructed breathing during sleep, some children tend to become overweight. The reason may be a decrease in fidgeting and hyperactivity, according to a new report.
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