Tonsillectomy: Does My Child Need a Tonsillectomy?
Title: Tonsillectomy: Does My Child Need a Tonsillectomy?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 1/20/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - June 13, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Tonsillectomy May Worsen Long-term Health Outcomes Tonsillectomy May Worsen Long-term Health Outcomes
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 (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News Source Type: news

Adenoid, Tonsil Removal May Affect Later Respiratory Risks
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... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tonsillectomy May Worsen Long-Term Health Outcomes
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tonsillectomy in childhood raises risk of respiratory diseases
Removal of tonsils or adenoids linked to two to threefold higher risk of diseases of the upper respiratory tract Related items fromOnMedica Antibiotic fails to improve lung function in children with CF Texting can improve flu jab uptake Recurrent viral RTIs in first 6 months linked to type 1 diabetes risk Paracetamol unlikely to increase child ’s asthma risk Pregnancy raises risk of critical illness with swine flu (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Think Twice About Tonsil, Adenoid Removal
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. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children who have their tonsils removed are three times more likely to develop asthma and pneumonia  
Researchers at the universities of Copenhagen and Melbourne studied more than a million people born between 1979 and 1999 to find the link between tonsils and lung disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tonsillectomy Risks May Outweigh Benefits
Watchful waiting may be a good strategy when the condition is not too severe. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Tonsils Surgery and Surgeons Sinusitis Source Type: news

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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Are Complications of Oropharyngeal Trauma?
Discussion Oropharyngeal trauma is common and ranges from minor contusions to severe trauma of the head and neck. Sudden movement while having a foreign object in the mouth is a very common scenario with falls or collisions being common mechanisms. Common objects include toys, sticks, pens/pencils, chopsticks, toothbrushes, and popsicle sticks. Many of these injuries cause minimal problems such as a contusion to lips (i.e. “fat lip”). In general, the more anterior the location the more common the injury and the less likely to have a severe injury (i.e. lips). Whereas posterior structures are more protected, bu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 16, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Hospitalize Toddlers After Tonsillectomy Hospitalize Toddlers After Tonsillectomy
Children who undergo tonsillectomy before age three are more likely to have complications afterward than kids who have the surgery when they're older, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Toddlers should stay in the hospital after tonsillectomy
(Reuters Health) - Children who have their tonsils removed before they're at least three years old may be more likely to have complications afterward than kids who have the surgery when they're older, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Abortion safety report sees risks in some state laws
The risk of maternal death is higher from tonsillectomies, colonoscopies and childbirth, according to the independent panel (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tonsillectomy May Carry More Risks in Kids Age 3 and Under
Title: Tonsillectomy May Carry More Risks in Kids Age 3 and UnderCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - March 16, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Younger kids who have tonsils removed may have more complications: Study
Kids with complications usually end up staying longer in the hospital, as well. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Tonsillectomy May Carry More Risks in Kids Age 3 and Under
THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 -- When a child's tonsils become inflamed, surgical removal -- a tonsillectomy -- is often ordered. But new research suggests more caution may be needed in patients aged 3 or younger. The study of more than 1,800 cases... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Children under 3 at greater risk for complications after tonsil removal: Study
Children younger than 3 who have had their tonsils removed may have a greater risk for complications than older children, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Tonsillitis
-- If your child has had repeated bouts of tonsillitis (inflamed tonsils), he or she probably is a candidate for a tonsillectomy (tonsil removal surgery), the U.S. National Library of Medicine says. Tonsillitis occurs when the tonsils --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tonsillitis: When should your tonsils be removed? Dr Ranj outlines symptoms to look for
TONSILLITIS is a common illness that can affect children and adults, but while it usually goes away on its own a few days, some people can suffer reoccurring bouts. If you experience recurrent tonsillitis, when can you get your tonsils taken out? Dr Ranj Singh on This Morning said you must have two specific symptoms to undergo the operation. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tonsillitis: When can you get your tonsils removed? Dr Ranj outlines symptoms to look for
TONSILLITIS is a common illness that can affect children and adults, but while it usually goes away on its own a few days, some people can suffer reoccurring bouts. If you experience recurrent tonsillitis, when can you get your tonsils taken out? Dr Ranj Singh on This Morning said you must have two specific symptoms to undergo the operation. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tonsillectomy
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy Surgical Instructions
Title: Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy Surgical InstructionsCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - November 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Kids still getting risky painkiller after tonsillectomy
Despite warnings from the FDA, some U.S. children are still being given the opioid painkiller codeine ​ after having their tonsils removed, a new study finds (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids Still Get Risky Painkiller Post-Tonsillectomy
Despite safety warnings from drug regulators, some U.S. children are still being given a risky painkiller after having their tonsils removed, a new study finds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids Still Getting Risky Painkiller After Tonsillectomy
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Medicines and Children, Pain Relievers, Tonsillitis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Are Still Prescribing Codeine For Kids After Tonsillectomies, Despite FDA Warning
Despite a warning by the FDA regarding the significant safety risks of opioids, a new study published in Pediatrics finds that 1 in 20 children were still prescribed codeine after having a tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy, according to data through 2015. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Kids Still Getting Risky Painkiller Codeine After Tonsillectomy
THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 -- Despite safety warnings from drug regulators, some U.S. children are still being given a risky painkiller after having their tonsils removed, a new study finds. At issue is the opioid painkiller codeine. In 2013, the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kids Still Getting Risky Painkiller After Tonsillectomy
THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 -- Despite safety warnings from drug regulators, some U.S. children are still being given a risky painkiller after having their tonsils removed, a new study finds. At issue is the opioid painkiller codeine. In 2013, the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kids Having Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy Still Get Codeine Despite Decreasing Prescriptions
Clinicians have eased off prescribing codeine to children undergoing tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy, but 1 in 20 patients still receives codeine, a Pediatrics study finds. In... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Kids Still Getting Risky Painkiller After Tonsillectomy
Title: Kids Still Getting Risky Painkiller After TonsillectomyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/16/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/16/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - November 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Children still being prescribed codeine, despite warnings
Codeine prescriptions for children who have had their tonsils and adenoids removed have decreased since the Food and Drug Administration began requiring a black box warning on the products four years ago, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. However, some children continue to be prescribed codeine, and other opioid prescriptions for children have continued to rise since then. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tailored Treatment for Head-and-Neck Cancer Mystery
Treatment TermsHead and Neck Cancer Overview Rob Vaughn found a lump on his neck that turned out to be cancer that had spread from somewhere else in his body. The trouble was, doctors couldn ’t find the original site of the cancer. That made his treatment decisions difficult -- until two Duke specialists offered him options, including the option for watchful waiting instead of extensive treatment. Hero Image20170914_robvaughn_neckcancer_083_herocrop.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header A Search for the Source of Cancer ContentVaughn, a Charlotte, NC, father of two, was 47 and in good health when he felt th...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Delaying child's tonsillectomy does not lower risk of developmental disorder
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Children under age 5 who underwent minor surgery requiring anesthesia had a 26 percent increased risk of later diagnosis with a mental disorder. However, the timing of the procedure did not affect this risk, according to a new study. Based on these findings, there is little support for delaying a minor procedure to reduce the potential neurodevelopmental risks of anesthesia in children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

California judge: Girl deemed brain dead may still be alive
A California judge has ruled that a teen girl declared brain dead more than three years ago after a tonsillectomy may still be technically alive (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

California judge: Girl thought brain dead may still be alive
A Northern California judge says a teen girl declared brain dead more than three years ago after a tonsillectomy may still be technically alive (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

GWAS Identifies Variants Associated With Tonsillectomy GWAS Identifies Variants Associated With Tonsillectomy
Could recurrent tonsillitis have a genetic basis? The results of this GWAS investigation demonstrated that genetic variants in HORMAD2 are strongly associated with tonsillectomy.Journal of Medical Genetics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Family fights to get daughter ’s death ruling reversed
Jahi McMath, 13, was declared brain dead in 2013 after complications from routine tonsillectomy but kin say she still moves slightly on occasion (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pressing Questions About Medical Procedures Aren ’ t Getting Attention: Reviewers Pressing Questions About Medical Procedures Aren ’ t Getting Attention: Reviewers
Thousands of studies have examined the value of tonsillectomies, but whether the benefits of the procedure outweigh the risks for a given patient still isn ’ t always clear, according to a commentary July 6 in JAMA Otolaryngology.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

What are Indications for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)?
DiscussionObstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is defined as a “disorder of breathing during sleep characterized by prolonged partial upper airway obstruction and/or intermittent complete obstruction (obstructive apnea) that disrupts normal ventilation during sleep and normal sleep patterns.” It is different than primary snoring which is snoring without apnea, sleep arousals, or problems with gas exchange. OSAS symptoms include snoring (often with snorts, gasps or pauses), disturbed sleep (often frequent arousals) and daytime neurobehavioral problems. Sleepiness during the day can occur but is less common in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Safety review update of codeine use in children; new Boxed Warning and Contraindication on use after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is updating the public about new actions being taken to address a known safety concern with codeine use in certain children after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy (surgery to remove the tonsils and/or adenoids). (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 25, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Codeine use in certain children after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy may lead to rare, but life-threatening adverse events or death
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing reports of children who developed serious adverse effects or died after taking codeine for pain relief after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 25, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

When is Tonsillectomy Necessary
Tonsillectomy: When is it Necessary? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tonsillotomy: Fewer adverse effects at first, but renewed inflammation/surgery possible
(Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care) In the short term, tonsillotomy is associated with less pain, as well as fewer swallowing and sleeping problems, than tonsillectomy. But regrowing tissue can lead to renewed inflammation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Lingual Tonsillectomy Appears Effective for Pediatric OSA Lingual Tonsillectomy Appears Effective for Pediatric OSA
Lingual tonsillectomy appears effective for children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) caused by lingual tonsil hypertrophy, researchers from Taiwan report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 28, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Tonsillectomies offer only modest benefits, studies find
Removing tonsils modestly reduced throat infections in the short term in children with moderate obstructive sleep-disordered breathing or recurrent throat infections, according to a systematic review. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 25, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include coronary calcium scans and hypertension, a look at tonsillectomy, asthma in adults, and diabetes in China. (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - January 21, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Tonsillectomy Shows Short-term Benefits for Apnea, Sore Throat Tonsillectomy Shows Short-term Benefits for Apnea, Sore Throat
Studies are needed to assess long-term benefit and characterize which patients will naturally outgrow recurrent throat infections vs those who need surgical intervention, new reviews showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 18, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Kids' tonsillectomies make more sense for sleep apnea than strep throat
(Reuters Health) - Children who have their tonsils removed to treat chronic throat infections or breathing problems during sleep may get more short-term symptom relief than kids who don't get tonsillectomies, two recent studies suggest. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Tonsillectomy Improves Short-Term Health, Sleep Outcomes in Kids (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But firm diagnosis called essential before procedure is indicated (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Should children get their tonsils taken out?
Tonsillectomies are effective in improving breathing during sleep and might reduce throat infections, two new papers suggest. But experts say more research is needed to weigh such benefits and surgical risks. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news