S & amp;N Strengthens ENT Portfolio with Tusker Medical Acquisition
Smith & Nephew has acquired Tusker Medical, a company that has developed Tula, a system to treat recurrent or persistent ear infections. The London-based company kept the financial details of the deal mum. The acquisition comes hot on the heels of CA-based Tusker Medical obtaining a PMA from FDA for Tula. MD+DI included the Tula system in a list of Devices Recently Approved by FDA. The system enables placement of ear tubes in the physician’s office without general anesthesia for patients six months and older. Using Tula, a physician numbs the eardrum using, child-friendly anesthesia while the patient ...
Source: MDDI - January 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Business Source Type: news

Cognitive Skills in Preschoolers With Mild Apnea Not Improved With Tonsillectomy Cognitive Skills in Preschoolers With Mild Apnea Not Improved With Tonsillectomy
Young children with mild apnea who have their tonsils removed may sleep a little better than kids who don't get tonsillectomies, but a new study suggests surgery won't improve cognitive function.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Tonsillectomy doesn't boost cognitive skills for preschoolers with mild apnea
(Reuters Health) - Young children with mild apnea who have their tonsils removed may sleep a little better than kids who don't get tonsillectomies, but a new study suggests surgery won't improve cognitive function. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

ASA: Opioid-Free Pediatric Tonsillectomy Feasible
TUESDAY, Oct. 22, 2019 -- One-third of children undergoing tonsillectomies can do so without using opioids to manage pain, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, held from Oct. 19 to 23 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hospital Prices to Go Online, But Will Numbers Tell Story?
The idea of Americans scrolling through hospital websites to find the best deal on a mammogram or tonsillectomy sounds good to almost everybody. But the devil is in the details, and when federal plans emerged to force hospitals and insurers to reveal their negotiated rates for all kinds of medical services, the pitchforks came out. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 30, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about tonsillectomy scabs
Tonsillectomy scabs develop after surgery and typically fall off after about 10 days. Light bleeding is a normal part of healing, but people experiencing mores significant bleeding should see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Reducing Post-Tonsillectomy Opioids May Be Feasible in Kids Reducing Post-Tonsillectomy Opioids May Be Feasible in Kids
More than half of children receive opioids after tonsillectomy, but this prescription does not seem to protect against complications such as pain or bleeding, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

No Evidence for Benefits of Opioids After Pediatric Tonsillectomy
FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 -- For children undergoing tonsillectomy, having perioperative opioid fills is not associated with return visits for pain or dehydration, according to a study published online Aug. 8 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head& Neck... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kids Getting Too Many Opioids After Tonsillectomy
Title: Kids Getting Too Many Opioids After TonsillectomyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/8/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/9/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 9, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Six out of 10 children are given addictive opioid painkillers after routine tonsil surgery
Medical associations widely advise that children get Tylenol or other mild painkillers after a tonsillectomy, but 60% get a week's worth of opioids instead, a new University of Michigan study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids Getting Too Many Opioids After Tonsillectomy
THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 -- Amid a U.S. epidemic of opioid abuse, a new study finds that even children are being prescribed powerful opioid painkillers after having their tonsils removed. The trend is happening despite a lack of evidence that opioids... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Effect of tonsillectomy and unilateral hypothalamotomy in patients with refractory aggressiveness - Garc ía-Muñoz L, Picazo-Picazo O, Carrillo-Ruiz JD, Favila-Bojórquez J, Corona-García F, Meza-Bautista MÁ, Jiménez-Ponce F.
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgical treatment, although controversial, is considered a useful resource in the treatment of chronic psychiatric diseases such as refractory aggressiveness. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical results and side effects of postero... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Albuterol Before Tonsillectomy Protects Against Respiratory Problems Albuterol Before Tonsillectomy Protects Against Respiratory Problems
Preoperative inhaled albuterol can help protect against perioperative respiratory adverse events in young children undergoing anesthesia for tonsillectomy, according to data from the Australian REACT trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Intuitive Surgical wins another indication for da Vinci SP
Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) said today that it won another indication for the FDA for its da Vinci SP robot-assisted surgery device. Initially cleared in April 2014 for urological procedures, in June 2018 the federal safety watchdog added a clearance for procedures requiring very narrow access from a single small incision. Today the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company said the FDA added single-port radical tonsillectomy and tongue base resection procedures to the mix. “Today’s FDA clearance means surgeons can utilize da Vinci SP robotic-assisted surgery to conduct radical tonsillectomy and tongue ...
Source: Mass Device - March 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Regulatory/Compliance Robotics Intuitive Surgical Source Type: news

AAFP Endorses AAO-HNS Tonsillectomy in Children Guideline
The AAFP has endorsed an updated guideline on tonsillectomy in children that was developed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The guideline was published Feb. 5 inOtolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 27, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Smartphone App Promising for Postop Care After Pediatric Tonsillectomy Smartphone App Promising for Postop Care After Pediatric Tonsillectomy
Families and caregivers found a smartphone app helpful for communicating with a physician after their child's tonsillectomy, in a pilot study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Guideline Discourages Perioperative Antibiotics, Codeine for Kids Undergoing Tonsillectomy Guideline Discourages Perioperative Antibiotics, Codeine for Kids Undergoing Tonsillectomy
Children undergoing tonsillectomy should not receive perioperative antibiotics and should not receive codeine, but they should receive a single intraoperative dose of intravenous dexamethasone, according to the 2019 updated clinical-practice guideline on tonsillectomy in children from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Recommendations Updated for Tonsillectomy in Children
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 -- Recommendations have been updated for tonsillectomy in children; the revised clinical practice guideline was published in a supplement to the February issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Ron B. Mitchell, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Senator Elizabeth Warren likens an abortion to getting your TONSILS YANKED, because population control freaks think human babies in the womb are just worthless tissue
(Natural News) Socialism is just Communism wrapped up in “free stuff” the government hands out in exchange for the majority of your income and the removal of your rights to free speech, free press, and gun ownership. Socialists also want to do away with the middle class in America, and that means making sure pregnant... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New strategy on elimination of measles and rubella
GP practices to help boost MMR uptake Related items fromOnMedica Vaccination plea as measles outbreak continues Childhood vaccine uptake slumps in England Tonsillectomy in childhood raises risk of respiratory diseases GPs put on alert for measles as cases rise (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Tonsillectomy: Procedure and recovery
A tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils. In this article, learn about its uses, how the procedure works, and the recovery process. We also cover the risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Surgery Source Type: news

Most Child Tonsillectomies Unnecessary, Study Finds
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Most Child Tonsillectomies Unnecessary, Study Finds
Recurrent or chronic sore throat is the most common reason for getting a tonsillectomy. Evidence shows that the surgery results in modest, short-term reductions in recurring, severe sore throats in children aged 3 to 15, but not in those with milder symptoms. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most tonsillectomies performed on children no benefit to health
Among children who had their tonsils removed in Britain, only 11 percent of them were necessary, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seven in eight children who have their tonsils removed DON'T need surgery
Researchers at the University of Birmingham examined the medical records of 1.6 million children in GP practices between 2005 and 2006. Some 88 per cent did not benefit from the surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Too many children' have tonsils removed unnecessarily
Seven in eight children's tonsillectomies are unnecessary, costing the NHS £36.9m a year, experts believe. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nine in 10 operations to remove children's tonsils 'unnecessary'
Most of those undergoing procedure in England did not appear to need it, report showsMore than 88% of surgeries to remove children ’s tonsils are unnecessary, according to new research, with experts warning the procedure could do more harm than good.According to researchers, about 37,000 tonsillectomies were performed on children in England by the NHS between April 2016 and March 2017, carrying a bill of £42m.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Health Children Hospitals Society Science UK news Source Type: news

Physician groups plan $8.4 million surgery center in Albany
Two physician groups and a hospital are planning to build an $8.4 million ambulatory surgery center in Colonie, New York. OrthoNY, Albany ENT& Allergy Services PC and St. Peter's Hospital are asking the state for permission to build a 22,020-square-foot ambulatory surgery center at 123 Everett Road. The Everett Road Surgery Center would have four operating rooms. Doctors would offer services from tonsillectomies to joint replacements. The outpatient surgery center will help keep costs down for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Liz Young Source Type: news

Why do we need tonsils? ENT doctor answers burning question
They are frequently removed, but tonsils have a number of important jobs. Here, Simon Carney, Professor of Otolaryngology at Flinders University, Adelaide, explains their function. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why do we need tonsils? ENT doctor answers burning question
They are frequently removed, but tonsils have a number of important jobs. Here, Simon Carney,  Professor of Otolaryngology at Flinders University, Adelaide, explains their function. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS England to stop 'ineffective' treatments
Tonsils removal and breast reductions are among 17 procedures that will be offered to fewer patients. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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 17, 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