Navigation Links
Reducing The After Effects of Tonsillectomy

Pain after tonsillectomy is of special concern since it interferes with eating and drinking. Children are especially prone to dehydration because they do not realize the importance of maintaining// their normal fluid intake despite pain.

A new study reveals that a tonsillectomy procedure using less energy than the standard electrocautery may be the key to reducing pain during recovery.

During a tonsillectomy using the electrocautery method, a special scalpel heats tissue as it goes along to control bleeding during the procedure. The microdissection needle technique uses less energy to achieve the same result, which means less trauma to surrounding tissue.

Researchers investigated the microdissection needle technique on nearly 50 children between ages 4 and 12. The same surgeon performed all procedures, which were identical except for the type of instrument used. In group A the tonsillectomy was performed using the standard electrocautery procedure. In group B the tonsillectomy was performed using the lower-energy microdissection needle. The children that underwent the microdissection procedure expressed less pain three to five days after the procedure.

Researchers of the study, conclude, "Without any increase in complications, subjective and objective measurement showed that the use of the microdissection needle resulted in significantly less postoperative pain by day three."


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Reducing Lung Cancer Risk
2. Reducing the risk for type 2 diabetes
3. Reducing Medication Errors
4. Reducing HIV Transmission
5. Reducing Pain from Knee Surgery
6. Reducing Pain From Knee Surgery
7. Antiparasitic Drug Effective In Reducing Seizures In Neurocysticercosis Patients
8. Reducing Number Of Cigarettes Not Enough
9. Drug Found Effective In Reducing Vertebral Fractures In Women
10. Reducing TB With Ultraviolet Light
11. Reducing The Risk Of Fractures After a Heart Transplant
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... A local ... that more than 40 percent of participating fifth-grade students already have or are ... and Asthma Clinical Research in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 05, 2016 , ... Dr. Benjamin ... in non-surgical hair loss treatment. Dr. Stong is double board certified and the ... for the treatment of hair loss. Non-surgical therapies such as stem cells can ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... , ... May 05, 2016 , ... The 2016 Nike ... Derek Pittman, along with his university coaching staff. Together they bring their winning Vandals ... sessions run for youth players ages 5-13, and high school players. Session dates are ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... When stiff and achy ... alleviate the pain that’s a common osteoarthritis (OA) symptom. Yet, numerous clinical studies ... with arthritis. , “Physical therapy exercises are commonly prescribed to individuals with ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... The Lung Institute will celebrate its three-year ... seminar at most clinic locations throughout the month of May. To date, the Lung Institute ... rapid growth that we’ve seen is a testament to the success of this treatment and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/4/2016)... 2016 Yissum Research Development ... today that it had signed an exclusive world-wide licensing ... of novel protein degradation and immunomodulatory drugs for cancer ... drug candidates representing first-in-class therapy for hematologic and solid ... The novel technology was developed by ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... , May 4, 2016 ... addition of the  "Global Acute Myeloid Leukemia ...  report to their offering.       ... Acute Myeloid Leukemia Market and Competitive Landscape ... Myeloid Leukemia pipeline products, Acute Myeloid Leukemia ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the ... Market Outlook 2020" report to their offering. ... technology has improved significantly in past years due to ... coming years. Many cancer drugs have been developed by ... also expected to be developed with its help. They ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: