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Sleep Benefits From Tonsillectomy Peak at 6 Months

... For kids with breathing issues, having tonsils removed helps most right after surgery ... 21 (HealthDay News) -- Children who had their tonsils and adenoids removed slept better after having ... prior to undergoing surgery to remove their tonsils and adenoids, which are glands in the back of the ...

JCI online early table of contents: July 10, 2008

... survival in MALT. In the study, analysis of tonsils and MALT from the lower gut indicated that a ... Expression of APRIL was shown to be greater in tonsils infected with a microbe than in noninfected tonsils and the cells producing the increased APRIL were ...

Mysterious fevers of unknown origin: Could surgery be a cure?

... is almost always curative. No one knows why the tonsils and adenoids show no evidence of unusual ... cyclical fevers for years. Why taking out tonsils and adenoids works is unclear, but it works in ... where doctors diagnosed PFAPA, removed the tonsils and the children got better, and decided to try ...

Tonsillectomy Not Always Cost-Effective for Kids' Throat Woes

... of throat infection, surgery to remove the tonsils is more expensive, but not necessarily more ... assigned to have adenotonsillectomy (removal of tonsils and adenoids) within six weeks and 149 children ... -- Head & Neck Surgery has more about tonsils and adenoids . -- ...

HPV linked to better survival in tonsil, tongue cancer, U-M study finds

... Center. Carey was the senior author on both papers. Cancers of the tonsils and the base of the tongue have increased in recent years, in what Carey ... patients with advanced oropharyngeal cancer, which includes cancer of the tonsils and the base of the tongue. Study participants were given an initial ...

Robotic device appears useful for surgical removal of cancer involving the tonsils

... one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Typically, surgeons trying to remove tonsils of patients with cancer through the mouth have limited access to the area, ... the gums, soft palate, tongue and throat muscles to reach and remove the tonsils and any surrounding cancerous tissue. The surgeons successfully ...

Sleep Apnea Can Trouble Kids, Too

... 75 percent of cases, the condition can be cured by removal of either the tonsils or adenoids, the experts point out. However, as the number of ... to give them air to breathe," Halbower said. "In general taking out the tonsils and adenoids cures about 75 percent of kids [with apnea]," Lewin said. For ...

Sleepless Kids Are Troubled Kids

... In children, the primary cause of obstructive sleep apnea is enlarged tonsils or adenoids." In most cases, tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy offers a ... in prevalence -- obesity. "In obese kids, what you're getting is the tonsils and adenoids being big, and then the weight on the neck closing the ...

PEAK Surgical Introduces PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM) TnA

... product is indicated for cutting and coagulation of soft tissue during otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat [ENT]) surgery, including removal of the tonsils and adenoids. "Having tried all of the energy-based device options on the market for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, I have found the ...

Many Overweight Kids Not Getting a Good Night's Sleep

... predictor of sleep-disordered breathing in children, the study authors note in their report in the June issue of SLEEP . Until recently, enlarged tonsils or adenoids were believed to cause most sleep-disordered breathing in children, but the study found no link between tonsil size and disordered ...

While you were sleeping

... a severe form of the condition characterised by extended pauses in breathing, repetitive asphyxia and sleep fragmentation. Children with enlarged tonsils and adenoids are also affected, raising concerns of long-term cognitive damage. Professor Rae and collaborators from Sydney University's Woolcock ...

Previously unknown immune cell may help those with Crohn's and colitis

... The tonsils and lymphoid tissues in the intestinal tract that help protect the body from external pathogens are the home base of a rare immune cell newly ...

Early Childhood Factors Raise Risk for Snoring

... household size were also linked with combined snoring and daytime sleepiness. "We speculate that all these factors could promote an enlargening of tonsils with mouth breathing and a subsequent change of the mandibular growth that could promote snoring in adulthood," Franklin said. "Further studies are ...

Children's Neck Size Associated With Sleep Disorders

... to background information in a news release about the study. OSA can develop in children at any age but is most common in preschoolers, when the tonsils and adenoids are large compared to the throat. OSA is also common obese children. In early childhood, OSA can slow a child's growth rate. ...

Israeli study finds obstructive sleep apnea is health factor from day 1

... ages 12 to 26 months, whose OSA was confirmed by polysomnography. The children were scheduled to undergo adenotonsillectomy (T&A) to remove enlarged tonsils and adenoids. On the morning of their surgery, the children were tested to determine levels of N Terminal pro B type Natriuretic Peptide (NTproBNP), ...

HPV Tied to Better Tongue, Tonsil Cancer Outcomes

... both papers. The researchers gave an initial course of chemotherapy to 66 people with advanced oropharyngeal cancer, which includes cancer of the tonsils and the base of the tongue. Patients (54) who responded to this initial treatment then received a full course of simultaneous chemotherapy and ...

New study in JCSM finds that obesity can predict upper airway obstruction amongst children

... It can develop in children at any age, but it is most common in pre-schoolers. OSA often occurs between the ages of three and six years when the tonsils and adenoids are large compared to the throat. OSA appears to occur at the same rate in young boys and girls. OSA also is common in children who are ...

Surgery Only Works for Some Kids with Sleep Apnea

... the most common surgery performed upon children, the researchers noted. This study found that children who gain weight rapidly after having their tonsils or adenoids removed to treat SDB may improve in the short-term, but may relapse or even worsen over the long-term. Black children also tend to ...

The ABCs of childhood z's: Snoring may be chronic despite surgery

... 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. ...

Surgery improves quality of life for children with sleep apnea

... OSA stop breathing periodically throughout the night and snore very loudly. In normal weight children, the condition is caused by enlargement of the tonsils and adenoids that aggravate upper airway collapse during sleep, which disrupts normal breathing. Obstructive sleep apnea has a considerable ...

Hypertensive Kids at risk of sleep disordered breathing

... primary hypertension who snored or had enlarged tonsils or night-time high blood pressure. Each ... nighttime high blood pressure; 17 had enlarged tonsils and adenoids; 18 were overweight (body mass index ... In addition, 40 percent of children with enlarged tonsils and 46 percent of obese children have SDB. In ...

Common Sleep Disorder Hinders School Performance

... of the breathing passage by the presence of large tonsils and undetected adenoids, tonsil-like tissue ... according to Dr. Dyleski. To find out if tonsils or adenoids are the cause of your child’s ... adenoidectomy. “If obstructive adenoids or tonsils are removed, and your child’s sleep is improved, ...

Kids Overcome Behavioral And Sleep Problems After Tonsillectomy

... On the whole, the 78 children who had their tonsils out were much more likely than a comparison group ... also called adenotonsillectomy when both the tonsils and structures called adenoids are removed, is ... half of them have the surgery because enlarged tonsils and adenoids block the flow of air through their ...

Sleep Problems in Overweight Children Appear Fairly Common

... says. "A normal-weight child can have sleep apnea because they have big tonsils and adenoids and many times their problems can be cured with surgery." ... to be looking more diligently at kids, not necessarily just kids with big tonsils who snore, but any child that is snoring or heavy," Dr. Blanchard says. ...

Overweight Children Tested Positive For Sleep Disorders

... says. "A normal-weight child can have sleep apnea because they have big tonsils and adenoids and many times their problems can be cured with surgery." ... to be looking more diligently at kids, not necessarily just kids with big tonsils who snore, but any child that is snoring or heavy," Dr. Blanchard says. ...

Tonsillectomy reduces risk of strep throat

... tonsillectomy,according to a Mayo clinic study.// Children whose tonsils have not been removed are over three times more likely to develop ... a median of 1.1 years as compared to 0.6 years for children whose tonsils had not been removed. By one year after the index date, the cumulative ...

Electrosurgery Ensures Integrity Of Cochlear Implant Following Adenoids Removal

... Electrosurgery employed in the removal of tonsils and adenoids does not result in a compromise of the integrity of the ... pave way for a safe, maximal pain-free and effective method to remove tonsils and adenoids in deaf children. Cochlear implant (CI) recipients have ...

Removal Of Tonsils Questioned

... A new study suggests there are no major benefits to surgically removing tonsils and adenoids in children with mild throat infections. Researchers examined 300 children, ages 2 to 8, with recurrent throat infections or enlarged tonsils and adenoids. Half of the children had the surgery, and half were ...

Help For Kids With Difficulty In Sleeping

... kids who struggle to breathe during sleep may benefit from // having their tonsils and adenoids out. Adenotonsillectomy is a common surgical procedure in ... children diagnosed with OSA who were scheduled for surgery to remove their tonsils and adenoids. Each child’s caregiver filled out a standard survey on ...

New Device to Treat Snoring and Sleep Apnea

... blood pressure and therefore requires medical attention. The interruptions in breathing occur when the muscles in the soft palate, tongue and tonsils relax during sleep. This is the same process involved with normal snoring but with sleep apnea the airway narrows so much that it closes. In ...

Swallowing The Bitter Pill-Oral Sex Linked To Oral Cancer

... or saliva samples indicated that they had prior HPV infection were 32 times more likely to develop oropharnygeal cancer, which affects the throat, tonsils and back of the tongue. Also, those people who had had more than six oral sex partners were 8,6 times more likely to develop the HPV-linked ...

Blood Test may Help Signal Tumor's Remission, Return in Throat Cancer Patients

... doctors reported that sexual transmission of human papillomavirus is strongly associated with throat cancer, especially in cancers arising from the tonsils and base of the tongue. In the largest long-term study of its kind, NIH and University of Michigan researchers tested the blood of 30 ...

Researchers Make Strides in VCJD Detection

... launched its first concerted effort to find out how common vCJD infection is in the general population by beginning vCJD tests on 100,000 pairs of tonsils gathered from operations around the country. Source-Bio-Bio Technology SRI ...

Ear Fluid Does Not Impair Development

... advanced pediatric medicine worldwide in the diagnosis and treatment of common childhood diseases, most notably diseases and disorders of the ears, tonsils and adenoids. His primary areas of research have involved investigation of indications for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy and the management of ...

'Beavertail' Surgery Helps Tongue Cancer Patients

... tongue instead acts as a buttress, which squeezes the food into the esophagus. There are about 900 cases of cancer of the base of tongue or tonsils diagnosed in Canada each year, and while that accounts for just one per cent of all cancers in North America, doctors are seeing a disturbing trend. ...

Lymphocyte/WBC Ratio Helps in Treating ENT Disorders

... symptoms, according to background information in the article. These symptoms include sore throat, fever, painful swallowing, white plaque on the tonsils and redness of the throat and tonsils. 'The importance in differentiating patients with tonsillitis from those with glandular fever ...

Snoring Runs in the Family

... the throat and tongue vibrate against parts of the palate and uvula. Nasal allergies, infections, structural irregularities and problems of the tonsils and the adenoids cause obstruction of airflow. Some of the treatments available for chronic snorers are surgical, laser and radio-wave ...

Despite More Studies Researchers Are Still Confound With ADHD

... a reduction in irritability, bad moods, anger and fear and improvements in behavior and cognitive achievements following the removal of adenoids and tonsils and other treatments to correct sleep disorders. As a result, some specialists urge parents of hyperactive and inattentive children to check ...

Sleep Apnea Linked to Bed-Wetting in Kids

... said. Dealing with the sleep apnea might also help remedy bed-wetting, according to Brooks. Treatments include surgery to remove enlarged tonsils and adenoids, he said, as well as wearing a pressurized mask at night that keeps the throat from closing off and obstructing breathing. ...
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