Navigation Links
The ABCs of childhood z's: Snoring may be chronic despite surgery
Date:3/14/2008

Children who gain weight rapidly after having their tonsils and adenoids removed to treat sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) may improve in the short-term, but over time they may relapse or even worsen. African-American children also tend to relapse, according to new research from Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center.

Adenotonsillectomy is the most commonly performed surgery in children, ranging from about 19 per 10,000 in Canada to 115 per 10,000 in the Netherlands. In the U.S., the rate is about 50 per 10,000. It is the first line of treatment for SDB in children. For many kids, undergoing this major surgery provides only temporary relief.

The high rate of recurrence we observed in both obese and non-obese children indicates that SDB is a chronic condition, said Raouf Amin, M.D., director of pulmonary medicine at the hospital.

The results were published in the second issue for March of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, published by the American Thoracic Society.

The researchers recruited 40 healthy children between seven and 13 whose parents and otolaryngologists had jointly agreed upon adenotonsillectomy surgery to treat nightly snoring. The investigators also recruited 30 sex- and age-matched children who were not undergoing adenotonsillectomy as a control group. They performed polysomnographies on each child at time of recruitment, and again at six weeks, six months, and a year following surgery. Children in the control group had polysomnographies at the same intervals.

While the majority of children with SDB showed significant improvement in their AHI scores six weeks after surgery, the rate of relapse one year later had no correlation with the six-week score. Children who relapsed were more likely to be more obese, have worse SDB at baseline, have an accelerated body mass index (BMI) gain, and to be African-American.

Most post-adenotonsillectomy outcome studies
'/>"/>

Contact: Keely Savoie
ksavoie@thoracic.org
212-315-8620
American Thoracic Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Continuous Doctor Care Key to Childhood Screenings
2. UF researchers warn parents about dangers of childhood foot burns
3. Southern California Parents and Kids Take Healthy Steps in Tackling Childhood Obesity
4. In Early Childhood, Continuous Care by One Doctor Improves Delivery of Health Screenings
5. In early childhood, continuous care by 1 doctor improves delivery of health screenings
6. Business Leaders, Policy Makers and Advocates Gather to Discuss Strategies for Securing the Nations Economy by Investing in Early Childhood
7. AAPD Announces Partnership With Head Start to Address Childhood Epidemic
8. Families Rejoice in CDCs Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Vote for Universal Childhood Influenza Vaccination
9. Otho S.A. Sprague Memorial Institute awards Rush $230,000 for childhood obesity prevention
10. Stem cells give clues to understanding cancer and make breakthrough in childhood leukaemia
11. Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition Responds to Recent Influenza Outbreaks
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/2/2014)... Today, Therapy Changes released a ... The guide outlines common questions an individual may have ... common types of groups an individual can attend. , ... interventions of the therapist, but also from observing others ... says Rochelle Perper, Ph.D. and founder of Therapy Changes. ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Recently, Top 10 Best SEO Hosting has compared ... ( http://www.justhost.com/track/seohosts ) and BlueHost are the best ... we recommend are the best web host companies ... and server speed with top-level support," a spokesman ... believe that BlueHost and JustHost are great hosting ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... TCG, a leading government technology strategy and IT ... the fastest-growing companies in America for the seventh year in ... recognized in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, and the ... from 2010 to 2013, ranking the company at position 3,708 ... - up 635 spots from 2013! More information is on ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 ... a leading provider of “Cloud Based” Medical Practice Business ... and a provider of Digital Cyber Security solutions for ... was recently interviewed on the trading floor of the ... Flynn. Mr. DeLaGarza stated that we are very ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 The Wm. Jennings ... fair and public town hall meeting for Veterans and their ... at the outreach fair to provide Veterans with valuable healthcare ... “The town hall will provide a forum where we can ... programs.” , The outreach fair will be held 4:45 p.m. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:TCG One of the Fastest-Growing Companies in America – for the Eighth Time! 2Health News:Cloud Medical Doctor Software Corporation's CEO Interviewed by the Price Futures Group 2Health News:Cloud Medical Doctor Software Corporation's CEO Interviewed by the Price Futures Group 3
... ... based on scientific evidence, including toxins such as pesticides, and provides proven natural treatments ... ... new book on ADHD by Dr. Sanford Newmark, one of America’s leading integrative pediatricians, ...
... solace in talks with partners and friends, researchers found , WEDNESDAY, ... found that it,s a good idea for men to confide to ... unhappiness -- but the same was not necessarily true for women. ... 861 people aged 57 to 85. They all had sexual partners ...
... likely to develop problem , WEDNESDAY, May 19 (HealthDay ... other similar medications, may prompt long-term hearing loss among ... 18 issue of the Archives of Otolaryngology -- ... of Alabama at Birmingham discuss evidence supporting an association ...
... ... by Health Savings Account (HSA)-eligible insurance plans, an increase of 25 percent since last ... , ... May 19, 2010 -- Ten million Americans are covered by Health Savings Account (HSA)-eligible ...
... ... , ... -- Can companies generate leads and sales from social media? That’s the number one question ... , A new report from Zuberance shows that companies are making their cash registers ...
... have analysed the presence of voice disorders in male and ... of the Early Childhood and Primary Education teaching body suffer ... Professions such as teaching require a high resistance ... overload. "Our aim was to analyse the vocal problems of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Book Delivers Latest ADHD Research, Treatments & Results 2Health News:Book Delivers Latest ADHD Research, Treatments & Results 3Health News:Confiding Eases Older Men's Stress Over Sexual Problems 2Health News:Viagra Linked to Hearing Loss 2Health News:Health Savings Account Enrollment Reaches Ten Million 2Health News:Social Media Driving Leads & Sales, New Report Shows 2Health News:More than 60 percent of teachers have voice problems 2
(Date:9/2/2014)... , Sept. 2, 2014 Reportbuyer.com has ... Global Markets and Technologies for Molecular Imaging Devices ... GOALS AND OBJECTIVES The objectives of this ... molecular imaging devices used for diagnostic purposes, present ... and all possible market segments as well as ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... ROCKY HILL, Conn. , Sept. 2, 2014  Numotion ... to the Company,s Board of Directors. ... held a number of leadership positions across the organization and ... of GE,s Corporate Executive Council. Mark spent many years running ... President and CEO of GE Healthcare Americas. ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... , Sept. 2, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces ... its catalogue: Asia - Pacific Minimally ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p02353212/Asia---Pacific-Minimally-Invasive-Surgery-Spinal-Device-Market.html The growth rate of the ... device market will remain at double-digit levels throughout the ... as the future of this field. The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Markets and Technologies for Molecular Imaging Devices 2Global Markets and Technologies for Molecular Imaging Devices 3Global Markets and Technologies for Molecular Imaging Devices 4Global Markets and Technologies for Molecular Imaging Devices 5Global Markets and Technologies for Molecular Imaging Devices 6Global Markets and Technologies for Molecular Imaging Devices 7Global Markets and Technologies for Molecular Imaging Devices 8Global Markets and Technologies for Molecular Imaging Devices 9Global Markets and Technologies for Molecular Imaging Devices 10Global Markets and Technologies for Molecular Imaging Devices 11Global Markets and Technologies for Molecular Imaging Devices 12Global Markets and Technologies for Molecular Imaging Devices 13Global Markets and Technologies for Molecular Imaging Devices 14Global Markets and Technologies for Molecular Imaging Devices 15Global Markets and Technologies for Molecular Imaging Devices 16Global Markets and Technologies for Molecular Imaging Devices 17Global Markets and Technologies for Molecular Imaging Devices 18Global Markets and Technologies for Molecular Imaging Devices 19Global Markets and Technologies for Molecular Imaging Devices 20Global Markets and Technologies for Molecular Imaging Devices 21Global Markets and Technologies for Molecular Imaging Devices 22Global Markets and Technologies for Molecular Imaging Devices 23Global Markets and Technologies for Molecular Imaging Devices 24Global Markets and Technologies for Molecular Imaging Devices 25Asia - Pacific Minimally Invasive Surgery Spinal Device Market 2Asia - Pacific Minimally Invasive Surgery Spinal Device Market 3Asia - Pacific Minimally Invasive Surgery Spinal Device Market 4Asia - Pacific Minimally Invasive Surgery Spinal Device Market 5Asia - Pacific Minimally Invasive Surgery Spinal Device Market 6Asia - Pacific Minimally Invasive Surgery Spinal Device Market 7Asia - Pacific Minimally Invasive Surgery Spinal Device Market 8Asia - Pacific Minimally Invasive Surgery Spinal Device Market 9Asia - Pacific Minimally Invasive Surgery Spinal Device Market 10
... CITY, Calif., April 4, 2011 Sofie Biosciences, a ... launch of GENISYS4, their new benchtop small animal PET ... Cancer Research Annual Meeting, this compact, preclinical multimodality PET ... and measure the biology of disease and therapeutic response ...
... 4, 2011 Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (Nasdaq: SIAL) ... St. Gallen, Switzerland.  The new Einstein Facility located ... home to approximately 50 employees. ... Regional Headquarters represents a critical operational milestone for ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Sofie Biosciences Launches a High Performance, Benchtop Preclinical PET System Using New Generation Detector Technology 2Sigma-Aldrich Opens European Headquarters in St. Gallen, Switzerland 2
... with built-in bags as in a suspension file ... without contacting the ethylene glycol and without having ... ensures easy handling and maximum surface freezing concurrently ... the relatively hot air under the lid does ...
... UL Listed, CSA Certified, CE ... safely store single donor, fresh ... are standard. Cold wall refrigeration ... foamed-inplace polyurethane insulation for ultimate ...
... self-contained freezer complying with Australian Standard AS3864-1997 ... finish is grey colorbond steel with a ... to a 40-litre capacity polished stainless steel ... gasket contacting a heated top fascia. A ...
... Designed for ease of use and ... has smooth edges for comfort and is ... one-size-fits-all to a perfect fit. For hard ... a trach collar to your specifications. Don't ...
Medicine Products: