Sleep Benefits From Tonsillectomy Peak at 6 Months
For kids with breathing issues, having tonsils removed helps most right after surgery
TUESDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) -- Children who had their tonsils and adenoids removed slept better after having the procedure, but the benefit began to decline six months post-surgery, a new study...
Steroid After Tonsillectomy Raises Bleeding Risk
But dexamethasone did limit vomiting and results are preliminary, researchers note
TUESDAY, Dec. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Children who were given the steroid dexamethasone after a tonsillectomy
had less nausea and vomiting, but they also faced an increased risk of bleeding that was signif...
Patients Undergoing Tonsillectomy Shows No Change of Taste
Patients undergoing tonsillectomy, or removal of the tonsils, none reported an ongoing dysfunction in their sense of taste following the procedure .
Together with the sense of smell and nerve impulses in the mouth, the sense of taste contributes considerably to flavor perception during eating ...
Shorter Post-Operative Recovery Stay After Tonsillectomy for Kids Safe, Cost-Efficient
Children undergoing tonsillectomies will be happy to know they should be able to go home shortly after surgery. //A new UCLA study showed that it can be safe and cost-efficient to discharge pediatric tonsillectomy
patients after a short post-operative recovery period at an outpatient surgery center...
Kids Overcome Behavioral And Sleep Problems After Tonsillectomy
Children who have undergone tonsillectomy, a surgery that is performed to remove their tonsils, are found to behave and sleep better a year later.//
About half of the children who were found to have Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder before tonsil surgery no longer met criteria for this di...
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 Pain After Tonsillectomy
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 pro...
Steroid Can Ease Severe Sore Throat
...conclusion people should have."
Single-dose steroid use is already a common practice, Wei said. "For example, all my pediatric patients undergoing tonsillectomy
and adenoidectomy get a single dose intravenously at the time of surgery, because steroids are the most potent anti-nausea, anti-vomiting medication w...
PEAK Surgical Introduces PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM) TnA
"Having tried all of the energy-based device options on the market for tonsillectomy
and adenoidectomy, I have found the PlasmaBlade TnA to be the first device ...nstrument that was specifically designed with the surgeon who does a lot of tonsillectomy
and adenoidectomy in mind," said Kay Chang, M.D., associate professor of ot...
Mysterious fevers of unknown origin: Could surgery be a cure?
...four to five days, only to return four to six weeks later.
A report in last months Archives of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery finds that tonsillectomy
(with or without removal of the adenoids) is almost always curative. No one knows why the tonsils and adenoids show no evidence of unusual infection ...
is a 2,000 year-old surgical procedure in which the tonsils are removed from either side of the throat. The procedure is performed in response to cases of repeated occurrence of acute tonsillitis or... Learn about the tonsillectomy
or adenoidectomy surgery. Information...
...ent of chronic otitis media with effusion Original Article from The New England Journal of Medicine -- The Role of Adjuvant Adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy
in the Outcome of the Insertion of Tympanostomy Tubes Insertion of tympanostomy tubes is often recommended to improve middle ear ventilation i...
... called tonsillitis. Most commonly, the term " tonsils " refers to the palatine tonsils that can be seen in the back of the throat. A tonsillectomy
is a 2,000 year-old surgical procedure in which the tonsils are removed from either side of the throat. The procedure is performed in response to c...
...d other neurological disorders Quinsy otherwise also known as peritonsillar abscess is a collection of pus in ... Some authors prefer to do tonsillectomy
immediatly on a quinsy patient. ... peritonsillar abscess ( ′perə′tänsələr ′ab′ses ) ( medicine ) An abscess forming in acute tonsilliti...