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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 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

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

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

Toddler's died meningitis was dismissed as tonsillitis
In June 2016, Bobby Beardshall, now three, from Hull, was taken to hospital by his concerned mother Jane Brown, 42, after he developed a fever, high-pitched cry and insomnia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

HPV May Lurk In Your Throat
URMC researchers found human papilloma virus (HPV), the culprit behind cervical and head and neck cancers, hiding in small pockets on the surface of tonsils. They believe HPV may evade the immune system in this hiding place, allowing the virus to lay in wait for an opportunity to reinstate an infection or invade the tonsil tissue to develop cancer. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - January 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

HPV may lurk in your throat
(University of Rochester Medical Center) URMC researchers found human papilloma virus (HPV), the culprit behind cervical and head and neck cancers, hiding in small pockets on the surface of tonsils. They believe HPV may evade the immune system in this hiding place, allowing the virus to lay in wait for an opportunity to reinstate an infection or invade the tonsil tissue to develop cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Natural remedies for tonsillitis: 10 effective treatments you can pursue at home
(Natural News) Tonsillitis, the condition wherein tonsils swell, is usually caused by viral infections. Follow these 10 effective natural remedies for quick relief from tonsillitis. (h/t to AskDrShah.com) Saltwater – Saltwater is a quick and easy remedy for tonsillitis — just add a tablespoon of salt to a glass of warm water and stir well. Use it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Georgia Puckering started fitting due to Aussie flu
Georgia Puckering, 25, took her son, Harlee Fox, from Hessle, Yorkshire, to the doctors last Friday morning where he was prescribed antibiotics for tonsillitis after acting 'unusually still'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

Oldbury woman's tonsil cancer mistaken for tonsillitis
Sue Macpherson, 48, from the West Midlands, at first thought she was just under the weather. But when she went on holiday with her husband she could barely swallow. In 2015 she was told she had tonsil cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Have you got a persistent sore throat? Why you should never ignore condition
A SORE throat is unpleasant and uncomfortable. But, you should never ignore a persistent sore throat that lasts longer than three weeks, as it could be a sign of glandular fever, tonsillitis, or even cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you get cancer on the tonsils?
Tonsil cancer is a rare form of cancer with symptoms that are often similar to other illnesses. Learn more about the risk factors and how it is treated. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Acid Reflux Linked to Neck Cancers Acid Reflux Linked to Neck Cancers
A US study has found that gastroesophageal reflux disease may increase the risk of cancer of the throat, tonsils and parts of the sinuses in older people.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Tonsillitis
(Symptoms, Contagious, Treatment, Home Remedies ) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Preterm infants have narrowed upper airways, which may explain higher obstructive sleep apnea risk
(Children's National Health System) A multidisciplinary team used MRI to determine that the risk factors that lead to obstructive sleep apena are confined to the uppermost airway and do not appear to be explained by enlarged adenoids and tonsils. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Acid reflux ups risk of throat, tonsils and sinus cancer
Acid reflux was linked to a 2-3% greater chance of developing the potentially deadly diseases, researchers from  Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, discovered. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Does Pediatric Sj ö gren Syndrome Present?
Discussion Sjögren Syndrome (SS) is named for Swedish ophthalmologist Henrik Sjögren who published a case series in 1933 describing patients with dry eyes and arthritis. SS is a “chronic autoimmune inflammatory exocrinopathy” that is characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the lacrimal and salivary glands and has various degrees of systematic involvement. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia are the main clinical symptoms. Sicca is a Latin word meaning dry. Dryness of the eyes and mouth without evidence of autoimmune disease is called Sicca syndrome or Sicca complex. SS can be primary or se...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized 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

Meningitis not on GP's diagnostic radar, inquest hears
Kate Pierce was misdiagnosed with tonsillitis and suffered severe brain damage. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kate Pierce's brain damage after meningitis misdiagnosis
Kate Pierce died in 2013 seven years after a doctor misdiagnosed her meningitis as tonsillitis. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 18, 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

Teen with suspected tonsillitis was battling leukaemia
Ayisha Green, from Blackpool, lost half her body weight and her family suspected an eating disorder. It took six visits to a GP before she was finally diagnosed with the rare form of cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Sore throat (acute): antimicrobial prescribing
This DRAFT guidance advises that acute sore throat (including pharyngitis and tonsillitis) is self-limiting and usually triggered by a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. Complications are rare, and withholding antibiotics is unlikely to lead to complications. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Home strep tests save time and money
A new study, performed at MIT Medical, shows that most parents were able to successfully perform the Streptococcus (“strep throat”) test on their children. [Image from MIT]Parents could save time and money by testing for strep throat at home as opposed to going to the doctor, according to a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center researchers also collaborated on the study. Streptococcus, also known as strep throat, causes a sore, red throat that is sometimes accompanied by swollen tonsils, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It is contagious...
Source: Mass Device - July 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Diagnostics Pediatrics Research & Development Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Massachusetts Institute of Technology MedTech mit strep throat Streptococcus Source Type: news