Think Twice About Tonsil, Adenoid Removal

THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 -- Having tonsils removed in childhood is supposed to end chronic earaches and breathing problems. But what if it also increases risk of respiratory infections? " We found that long-term risks of diseases -- in particular...
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Removal of tonsils, adenoids before age 9 years may have long-term health consequences, including increased risk for upper respiratory tract diseases and infections, a population-based study showed.Medscape Medical News
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FRIDAY, June 8, 2018 -- Adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy in children are associated with increased long-term risks of respiratory, infectious, and allergic diseases, according to a study published online June 7 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head&Neck...
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For the study, the researchers examined Danish health records, following more than 60,000 children who had tonsils removed, adenoids removed or both ("adenotonsillectomy") before age 10. The investigators compared the medical records with data on 1.2 million peers born between 1979 and 1999.
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This population-based cohort study examines the risk for respiratory, allergic, and infectious diseases following surgical removal of adenoids, tonsils, or both in children durring the first 9 years of life.
Source: JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
This study was thus conducted to study the effect of adenotonsillectomy/tonsillectomy on childrens ’ voice. It was a prospective observational study of children aged 4–15 years undergoing tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy. Measures of voice were noted preoperatively, 1 and 3 months post-operatively. Subjective evaluation was done using Paediatric Voice Outcome Survey (PVOS) questi onnaire administered to participants’ parents. Objective evaluation was done by recording and analyzing using PRAAT voice analysis software which is an open-software tool. Statistical analysis was done using ...
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
ConclusionSchool-age children aged    1/h and mouth breathing scored>  4 points were more likely to receive AT during the disease process and thus require increased attention.
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Dexmedetomidine 1 mcg kg-1 reduces the incidence and severity of emergence delirium after tonsillectomy with propofol anesthesia without prolonging the extubation time. PMID: 29752853 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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CONCLUSION: This study provided descriptions of postoperative recovery after outpatient ENT surgery in children. This information is indispensable for preparing the child and parents and for ensuring accurate follow-up. Recovery varied with the type of surgery. Mainly, postoperative discomfort was most severe after adenoidectomy and/or tonsillectomy. Parents tended to give inaccurate estimates of their child's pain. Self-reports from children should be considered the gold standard. PMID: 29727119 [PubMed - in process]
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This study aims to investigate the relationship between emotion regulation characteristics and the efficacy of midazolam premedication. Materials and methods: Sixty-three children, aged 3 to 8 years old, with tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy and taking premedication with midazolam (Group 2) or without premedication (Group 1), were included in this study. The behavioral and emotional status of the children was evaluated with the Conners Parent Rating Scale-48 (CPRS-48) and Emotion Regulation Checklist (ERC). Age, sex, body weight, response to intravenous (IV) cannulation and mask, hemodynamic data, preoperative sedat...
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research
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