Efficacy of Low-Temperature Plasma-Assisted Unilateral/Bilateral Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy in Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea Syndrome

CONCLUSIONS The low-temperature plasma-assisted bilateral tonsillectomy combined with adenoidectomy had the best efficacy. None of the surgery methods influenced the patients' immune function.PMID:34497259 | DOI:10.12659/MSM.930792
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CONCLUSION: DC scores overall were low for the group. DQ, as measured with the novel PtDA, had an inverse correlation with DC scores, suggesting validity of the proposed PtDA. Our instrument has potential use as a PtDA for parents who are offered tonsillectomy for their children.PMID:34362262 | DOI:10.1177/00034894211037187
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
Discussion Tonsillectomy is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the US with pressure equalizing tubes and circumcisions also being among the top procedures. About 500,000 are performed yearly in the US in children under 15 years. Primary indications are recurrent throat infections (e.g. “
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Conclusions Premedication with midazolam was not associated with prolonged emergence or discharge time or higher incidence of complications after anesthesia for T&A in patients with OSA.PMID:33728122 | PMC:PMC7935262 | DOI:10.7759/cureus.13101
Source: Pain Physician - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
This study aims to compare the impact of bupivacaine on postoperative pain and sedation in various pediatric age and surgical indication subgroups. METHODS: This is a case series with chart review of 181 patients
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research
Conclusions: Pediatric tonsillectomy using PIT is valid for reducing postoperative pain and improving the QOL of OSA patients. PIT is also effective and safe for patients with a history of recurrent tonsillitis.ORL
Source: ORL - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Dynamic pain after tonsillectomy and uvulopalatopharyngoplasty could immediately be mitigated by local treatments upon sweet spots. Local treatments upon sweet spots were highly suggested to begin early post-operatively and be included in the take-home routines for patients receiving tonsillectomy and uvulopalatopharyngoplasty. PMID: 32909450 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research
Conclusion: In this study, the added values of using coblation for resection and not ablation appear to be the short surgical time, the low postoperative tissue edema, and the possibility of providing tissue specimens to measure resected volumes.ORL
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AbstractAlthough one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in children and frequently performed as outpatient surgery, the postoperative course following tonsillectomy may include nausea, vomiting, poor oral intake, and pain. These problems may last days into the postoperative course. Although opioids may be used to treat the pain, comorbid conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea may mandate limiting the dose and the frequency of administration. Adjunctive agents may improve the overall postoperative course of patients and limit the need for opioid analgesics. Dexamethasone is a frequently administered intr...
Source: Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
This study aims to explore the effects of low-temperature plasma treatment on pulmonary function in children with OSAHS.MethodsA total of 110 children with OSAHS were included in this prospective study. Low-temperature plasma radiofrequency treatment and routine surgical treatment were performed in group A and group B, respectively. Maximal voluntary ventilation (MVV), forced vital capacity (FVC), and total lung capacity (TLC) were measured. OSA-18 survey was used to evaluate the quality of life 1 year after operation.ResultsGroup A had significantly higher effective treatment rate (P
Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
A 40-year-old man was treated with tonsillectomy and underwent early surgical exploration because of bleeding. Postoperative bleeding complications were treated with bronchoscopy. In addition to obesity, normal thyroid function, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and current tobacco abuse with severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, biochemistry revealed severe hypercholesterolemia (total cholesterol 572 mg/dL) and hypertriglyceridemia (1,220 mg/dL). During the postoperative period, low doses of propofol (up to 2 mg/kg/h for 10 hours), along with remifentanil (up to 0.0016 mg/kg/h for 20 hours), midazolam, and tramadol, were neede...
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
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