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New Device to Treat Snoring and Sleep Apnea

...ur 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 the new procedure - which takes just 15 minutes - surgeons make a tiny incision in the side of the neck and...

Swallowing The Bitter Pill-Oral Sex Linked To Oral Cancer

...op 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 cancer. These figures establish HPV infection as the greatest risk factor for this type of cancer, overtur...

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

...oat 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 patients who had undergone chemotherapy and radiation treatment for advanced throat cancer. Starting immediately b...

Researchers Make Strides in VCJD Detection

...lation 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

..., 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 middle-ear disease. His studies of these conditions have gained him international recognition. Among hi...

'Beavertail' Surgery Helps Tongue Cancer Patients

...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. The cancer is attributed to smoking and alcohol consumption, but the fastest-growing group of new cas...

Lymphocyte/WBC Ratio Helps in Treating ENT Disorders

...at, 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 [mononucleosis] is the prevention of spontaneous rupture of the spleen and acute intra-abdominal hemorrhage,' poten...

Sleep Problems in Overweight Children Appear Fairly Common

...t child can have sleep apnea because they have big tonsils and adenoids and many times their problems can be ...gently at kids, not necessarily just kids with big tonsils who snore, but any child that is snoring or heavy," Dr. Blanchard says. "It's just like in adults, w...

Overweight Children Tested Positive For Sleep Disorders

...t child can have sleep apnea because they have big tonsils and adenoids and many times their problems can be ...gently at kids, not necessarily just kids with big tonsils who snore, but any child that is snoring or heavy," Dr. Blanchard says. "It's just like in adults, w...

Tonsillectomy reduces risk of strep throat

...cording to a Mayo clinic study.// Children whose tonsils have not been removed are over three times more li... years as compared to 0.6 years for children whose tonsils had not been removed. By one year after the index date, the cumulative incidence of a strep infectio...

Hypertensive Kids at risk of sleep disordered breathing

...th primary hypertension who snored or had enlarged tonsils or night-time high blood pressure. Each participat...had nighttime high blood pressure; 17 had enlarged tonsils and adenoids; 18 were overweight (body mass index greater than 85th percentile), and all had a histo...

Common Sleep Disorder Hinders School Performance

... of the breathing passage by the presence of large tonsils and undetected adenoids, tonsil-like tissue behind...e nose, according to Dr. Dyleski. To find out if tonsils or adenoids are the cause of your child’s breathing problems at night, it is best to check with your...

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 th..., maximal pain-free and effective method to remove tonsils and adenoids in deaf children. Cochlear implant (CI) recipients have been discouraged from having ...

Snoring Runs in the Family

...ons, 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 treatments as well as nasal masks. For milder cases lifestyle changes, such as adhering to routine sleep patterns...

Kids Overcome Behavioral And Sleep Problems After Tonsillectomy

...ved. On the whole, the 78 children who had their tonsils out were much more likely than a comparison group ...dure, also called adenotonsillectomy when both the tonsils and structures called adenoids are removed, is now performed on a few hundred thousand children a ye...

Despite More Studies Researchers Are Still Confound With ADHD

...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 with their doctor about possible slumber-stealing conditions, treat any breathing and limb movement irregu...

Removal Of Tonsils Questioned

...there are no major benefits to surgically removing tonsils and adenoids in children with mild throat infectio...to 8, with recurrent throat infections or enlarged tonsils and adenoids. Half of the children had the surgery, and half were allocated to watchful waiting. Wit...

Help For Kids With Difficulty In Sleeping

...athe during sleep may benefit from // having their tonsils and adenoids out. Adenotonsillectomy is a common ...OSA who were scheduled for surgery to remove their tonsils and adenoids. Each child’s caregiver filled out a standard survey on sleep-related quality of life b...

Sleep Apnea Linked to Bed-Wetting in Kids

...ks. 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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