Opioid Prescriptions and Risk of Complications After Tonsillectomy in Children

To the Editor Chua et al have put forward compelling evidence to suggest potential risk of constipation in children undergoing tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy after being prescribed opioid medications. However, we would like to suggest 2 further considerations that interested readers may find helpful to be included in the study.
Source: JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

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Source: International Urogynecology Journal - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The change of trends in tonsil surgery started long before relevant national guidelines were published. The national trend was associated with considerably less surgical activity overall, a significant decrease in ATE/TE, and a significant increase in TT. Regional differences to the national trend were identified and found to be significant in at least in 7 of 16 federal states. PMID: 31796999 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research
The objective of the current study was to determine if the development of thyroid cancer is associated with a differential survival in radiation-exposed individuals. METHODS: We conducted a matched prospective cohort mortality follow-up study based on data from a cohort of 4296 individuals who were irradiated for enlarged tonsils during their childhood (between 1939 and 1962) and were prospectively followed since 1974. The study matched an irradiated subject who developed (was exposed to) thyroid cancer (a "case") and two irradiated subjects, who had not developed (were not exposed to) thyroid cancer ("c...
Source: Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Thyroid Source Type: research
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Conclusion Pain following tonsillectomy and adenotonsillectomy was significant and not controlled by paracetamol and ibuprofen alone. Morphine was a safe and effective alternative to codeine.
Source: Archives of Disease in Childhood - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Posters Source Type: research
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