Navigation Links
Children exposed to secondhand tobacco or cooking smoke have very high rates of pain and complications after tonsillectomy
Date:6/1/2014

New research presented at this year's Euroanaesthesia meeting in Stockholm shows that children exposed to indoor coal-burning stoves and/or second-hand tobacco smoke are much more likely to suffer postoperative complications and excessive pain after tonsillectomies. The research is by Professor Daniel Sessler, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA and Dr Onur Koyuncu, Mustafa Kemal University, Hatay, Turkey, and colleagues.

Almost half of the world's population uses solid fuel including biomass (wood, crop residues, and animal dung) or coal for heating and cooking. Because stoves are usually centrally positioned in homes and often the only source of heat, families tend to congregate around them and sleep nearby. Many stoves generate and release pollutants into household air including carbon monoxide. Children are also exposed to carbon monoxide via second-hand tobacco smoke, with estimates suggesting 40-70% of children are exposed worldwide.

Exposure to carbon monoxide results in carboxyhaemoglobin*, which may provoke postoperative complications. Elevated carboxyhaemoglobin concentrations may also increase pain sensitivity. The investigators therefore tested the primary hypothesis that children with high preoperative carboxyhaemoglobin concentrations have more postoperative complications and pain after tonsillectomies. Secondarily they tested the hypothesis that high carboxyhaemoglobin concentrations are associated with more pain and painkiller use.

100 Turkish children scheduled for elective tonsillectomy were divided into low and high carbon monoxide exposure groups: carboxyhaemoglobin ≤3 or ≥4 g/dl. The primary outcome was complications during the seven days after surgery which included bronchospasm, laryngospasm, persistent coughing, desaturation (low blood oxygen), the need for re-intubation, low blood pressure, postoperative bleeding, and reoperation. Pain was evaluated with Wong-Baker Faces pain scales, and suppl
'/>"/>

Contact: Daniel I. Sessler
DS@OR.org
216-870-2620
ESA (European Society of Anaesthesiology)
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. IntegraGen launches ARISk test, a genetic screening tool for autism in high-risk children
2. In children born with severe heart defect, surgical management has little effect on neuro outcomes
3. Children Born to Obese Moms May Face Higher Autism Risk: Study
4. Supporting LGB children may influence their long-term health, BU study finds
5. Out-of-hand tree nut consumption associated with better diet quality in children and adults
6. BASPCAN - UK-wide increase in number of children
7. Nearly 1 in 4 grandparents store prescription medicines where children can easily find them
8. U.S. Children Exposed to Hours of Background TV Daily
9. Leaders in childrens health to gather in Boston
10. Dietary changes help some children with ADHD
11. Bullied Children at Greater Risk for Self-Harm, Study Finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... Padre Murphy's and Owner Tom Boyle in Glendale, AZ ... Alliance (PPHA). The PPHA's passion for others' well-being and ... greats, treated for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has propelled them ... in the valley. The most recent plans for an event ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 23, 2015 Angelweddingdress is a famous wedding ... its customers to follow it on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. ... Day gift. Angelweddingdress draws a lottery every week. , Moreover, ... Feb. 28, 2015. Click Angelweddingdress homepage for more ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... New York (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 The ... ) in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West ... Bard, Inc. in that proceeding’s first bellwether trial. In an ... for a new trial after finding that C.R. Bard had ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... York (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Thousand ... Fresenius Medical Care recalled its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis ... litigation underway in U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, ... January 20th, the Court has remanded a case filed ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Carinsurancesavings.biz has released a new blog ... dismemberment insurance . , Purchasing an accidental death and ... advantageous. This type of rider provides benefits if the insured ... considered a lesser form of life insurance. , AD&D ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 2Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 3Health News:Angelweddingdress Invites Its Customers To Follow It On Facebook, Twitter, And Pinterest 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Can Be Purchased at Low Prices Online 2
... Take Up Bill Which Includes Grants to,Train Realtime ... People,with Hearing Loss, VIENNA, Va., April 21 ... U.S. Reps. Judy Biggert,R-Ill.-13, and Danny K. Davis, ... Education, Lifelong Learning and Competitiveness, to,lend their support ...
... and Senate Conferees Set to Take Up Bill Which ... Access Needs of People,with Hearing Loss, VIENNA, Va., ... urged U.S. Rep. David Wu, D-Oregon, a,member of the ... lend his support in conference and vote to approve ...
... April 21 Each year on the first Saturday,in ... Pilates Day was created by the PMA to ... every age group, and to promote healthy,living. Pilates Day ... Schools, at St. Philip,s Academy in Newark, New,Jersey., ...
... Council on Disability,(NCD) today released Keeping Track: ... ),calling on the Federal Government to do ... status of Americans with disabilities., This ... effort. It describes what is,known about the ...
... April 21 A company known for,standing up for ... toward,saving the lives of premature babies over the weekend. ... County effort,to support the 2008 March of Dimes, annual ... for Babies is a nationwide campaign that raises awareness ...
... April 21 In its first appearance at ... Inc., one,of the world,s premier industrial automation companies, ... control and data transfer,solutions available for material handling. ... first time at a North American material handling ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:NCRA Urges U.S. Reps. Danny Davis and Judy Biggert to Approve in Conference the Higher Education Reauthorization Bill Providing Closed Captioning for 30 Million Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Americans 2Health News:NCRA Urges Congressman David Wu to Approve in Conference the Higher Education Reauthorization Bill Providing Closed Captioning for 30 Million Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Americans 2Health News:'Pilates Day(TM)' Celebration 2008 at St. Philip's Academy, Newark, NJ Saturday May 3, 2008; 1 - 3pm 2Health News:'Pilates Day(TM)' Celebration 2008 at St. Philip's Academy, Newark, NJ Saturday May 3, 2008; 1 - 3pm 3Health News:National Council on Disability Recommends Improving Federal Data Describing the Status of Americans with Disabilities 2Health News:National Council on Disability Recommends Improving Federal Data Describing the Status of Americans with Disabilities 3Health News:Mitsubishi Electric Automation Showcases Advanced Material Handling Solutions at the North American Material Handling Show (NA 08) 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... BOSTON , January 23, 2015 ... development company, is delighted to announce that the Malcolm ... Miles Congreve (Vice President of Chemistry), Fiona ... Weir (Chief Executive Officer and co-founder) for the seminal ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015  ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD ) today ... for the quarter was $423.0 million, a 10 percent increase ... percent increase on a constant currency basis). Net income was ... quarter ended December 31, 2013. Diluted earnings per share for ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015 Increasing sophistication among enterprise ... of localization purchasing in 2015, says Moravia ... a recent study by market research firm Common Sense ... solution for their translation and localization needs. "From a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 2Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 3Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 4ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 2ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 3ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 4ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 5ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 6ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 7ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 8ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 9ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 10ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 11Moravia Sees Single-Sourcing as Key Localization Trend in 2015 2
Standard general retractor system. Fully-adjustable to maintain a low profile in any approach and any patient. Blades can be stacked on top of each other in the operative site....
These retractors, made of rugged Noryl® resin, are pre-sterilized and packaged singly in double peel-pouches for easy delivery to the sterile surgical field....
... abdominal surgery, the Alexis Wound Retractor ... wound from contamination. For open surgery, ... while minimizing the incision size. For ... instrumental in offering retraction and protection ...
HemoNIR™ is a portable device that measures the ability of apersons blood to carry oxygen by monitoring functional vs. non functional hemoglobin....
Medicine Products: