Use of text messaging to improve patient experience and communication with pediatric tonsillectomy patients

The aims of this quality improvement project were to develop a text messaging service to deliver messages to pediatric tonsillectomy patients to improve communication and overall experience.
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research

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ConclusionEndoscope gives a panoramic view, better optics, magnified image of the bleeders and hence there is applicability of the endoscope holder for endoscopic tonsillectomy.
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The prevalence of inherited platelet function disorders in our post-tonsillectomy bleed cohort is five-fold higher than in the general population. Platelet function analyser 100 testing when patients present with a post-tonsillectomy bleed allows management of their inherited platelet function disorder. PMID: 33016256 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research
AbstractEagle's syndrome, defined by Eagle in 1949, is characterised by morphological abnormality/ossification of the styloid process. Traditionally styloid process is approached after tonsillectomy or through an invasive external cervical approach. In the present study we propose a novel Paratonsillar approach for elongated styloid process in eagle's syndrome. The study was retrospective analysis of the medical records of patients who underwent styloid process excision through paratonsillar approach over 2  years period. The present study included 26 patients who underwent paratonsillar styloid process excision. Elon...
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
AbstractEpistaxis is one of the most common emergencies encountered by otorhinolaryngologist. Although anterior epistaxis is easy to manage but posterior epistaxis is usually refractory. Transnasal endoscopic sphenopalatine artery ligation (TESPAL) is now a well established surgical technique for the management of refractory epistaxis. Electrocauterization and clipping are the most common methods used for ligation. Coblation is an upcoming tool with promising results in endoscopic skull base surgeries and tonsillectomies but has not been explored much in TESPAL. It was a randomised observational study.50 patients of refrac...
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Abstract The gold standard method of tonsillectomy is "cold steel" dissection (DT). A dissector is used to separate the tonsil and capsule from the underlying muscle layer, with diathermy / surgical ties to achieve hemostasis. It causes significant postoperative pain and risk of bleeding (return to theatre rate 1.6%). PMID: 32966706 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Paediatric Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Paediatr Anaesth Source Type: research
Authors: Windfuhr JP, Schmuker C, Günster C Abstract BACKGROUND: Tonsillectomy is a reasonable indication in the management of sore throat not responding to antibiotic treatment. This longitudinal patient-level study was conducted to estimate the impact of the German guideline for the management of tonsillitis which was published in 2015. METHODS: Data of inpatient and outpatient healthcare were retrieved from a database provided by one of the largest German health insurance companies (i.e., Allgemeine Ortskrankenkassen). Procedures for the management of chronic tonsillitis (code: J35.0) between ...
Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research
Unknown primary squamous cell carcinoma metastatic to cervical lymph nodes is a relatively rare tumor presentation, although the incidence may be increasing along with the rising incidence of human papilloma virus –mediated oropharyngeal cancers. Traditional diagnostic methods with palatine tonsillectomy and panendoscopy may identify the minority of primary tumors. The addition of a transoral lingual tonsillectomy may improve the diagnostic yield of identifying a primary tumor. Incorporation of transoral ro botic surgery may be used for diagnostic purposes to identify a primary site and also for therapeutic purposes,...
Source: Otolaryngologic clinics of North America - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
Conditions:   Pain, Postoperative;   Tonsillar Hypertrophy;   Tonsillitis Interventions:   Drug: Alternating Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen;   Drug: Combined Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen Sponsor:   Washington University School of Medicine Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: Available online 10 September 2020Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): ShengLan Xu
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 September 2020Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Nurullah Seyhun, Senem Kurt Dizdar, Alican Çoktur, Merve Ekici BektaƟ, Onuralp Albuz, Zeynep Nur Erol, Suat Turgut
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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