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

Understanding recurrent tonsillitis
In children with recurrent tonsillitis, the bacteria that cause the disease trick immune cells into destroying each other instead of remembering the bacteria. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Recurrent Strep Throat Linked to Aberrant Immune Responses Recurrent Strep Throat Linked to Aberrant Immune Responses
Several alterations in immune responses contribute to the risk of recurrent group A Streptococcus tonsillitis ("strep throat"), researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases 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

Smaller Germinal Centers Identified in Recurrent Tonsillitis
MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 -- Children with recurrent tonsillitis (RT) have smaller germinal centers, according to a study published in the Feb. 6 issue of Science Translational Medicine. Jennifer M. Dan, M.D., Ph.D., from La Jolla Institute for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Teasing apart tonsillitis
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Source: ScienceNOW - February 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Pujanandez, L. Tags: twis 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

Natural remedies for a sore throat
(Natural News) Sore throats are caused by bacterial or viral infections in the throat and tonsils. They usually accompany the common cold or the flu. If you are suffering through a sore throat, you might be tempted to head to your pharmacy and pick up some medication, but there are other ways to treat your... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 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

Health Tip: When a Child's Adenoids Act Up
-- Adenoids are a patch of tissue that are located high in the throat just behind the nose, the National Library of Medicine says. Along with the tonsils, they're part of the body's lymphatic system that's responsible for inhibiting infections and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about peritonsillar abscesses
Peritonsillar abscesses form around the tonsils. They usually occur as a complication of tonsillitis and are often caused by the same bacteria. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of peritonsillar abscesses here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat 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

Number of children going to hospital with rotten teeth rises to 26,000, NHS figures show
More than 26,000 children aged five to nine were taken to hospital in the past year because of rotten teeth, NHS figures show – twice as many as those who required tonsillitis treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health 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

Lymph node structural cells rein in human immune responses
(PLOS) New research published in PLOS Biology by Anne Fletcher and Konstantin Knoblich and colleagues, from Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI), has veered away from traditional immunology by turning the spotlight on the structural cells that build and support the immune-rich environment of lymph nodes. Their research shows that the so-called Fibroblastic Reticular Cells (FRCs) that form the inner structure of human tonsils and lymph nodes exert control over T cells and their response to infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 5, 2018 Category: Biology 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

Medical News Today: Are holes in tonsils normal?
Holes in the tonsils, or tonsillar crypts, can trap bacteria and become blocked with food and other debris. Some infections can cause the tonsils to become sore and inflamed. In this article, learn about the link between the holes in the tonsils and a variety of conditions, including strep throat and tonsil stones. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat 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

Children in agony because the NHS refuses to take out their tonsils
Elizabeth Bailey-Fitter, 11, from Nottingham has had terrible problems every few months and sometimes vomits blood due to tonsillitis - but doctors refuse to operate on her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tonsils and Adenoids, Parent's Perspective
Title: Tonsils and Adenoids, Parent's PerspectiveCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 12/31/1997 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: 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

A Diagnostic Dilemma: Sometimes You ’ ll Never Know
Patient Presentation A 9-year-old male came to clinic with a 1 month history of painful joint swelling. One month ago he started having right ankle pain that was intermittent but consistent. One day ago his right wrist, right ankle and bilateral knees had some swelling but no erythema or warmth. He says that he has pain in them when he moves but not when he is resting and he denies any joint stiffness or gelling. He also had 1-2 days of multiple red skin lesions on his extremities and trunk, not overlying the affected joints. The skin lesions do not come and go and do not itch. They are mainly discrete circular lesions wi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized 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

What is infectious mononucleosis? Headache and sore throat could be symptoms of illness
HEADACHE, sore throat, and swollen tonsils are all symptoms of infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono. But what is it, what are the symptoms, and is the illness cause for concern? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Do Deep Neck Infections Present?
Discussion Deep neck space infections (DNSI) are not very common (estimated to be 4.6/100,000) but extremely important to have a high index of suspicion for. The anatomy of DNSs is complex and covered by substantial amounts of superficial soft tissue making diagnosis difficult. Additionally, children often cannot give more precise or accurate histories and can be difficult to examine> Most infections in children are in those
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 26, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news