Post-Tonsillectomy Deaths Up in Children With Complex Chronic Conditions
FRIDAY, June 24, 2022 -- The rate of postoperative mortality following tonsillectomy is 7.04 per 100,000 operations overall among children younger than 21 years and 117.22 per 100,000 operations for children with complex chronic conditions,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 24, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Deaths Rare in Tonsillectomy, but Some Children at More Risk Deaths Rare in Tonsillectomy, but Some Children at More Risk
Not many children die after tonsillectomy, but those who do are more likely to have a complex chronic condition, researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Improved treatments for head and neck cancer
April is Sexually Transmitted Infections Awareness Month. About 70% of cancers in the oropharynx, which includes the tonsils, soft palate and base of the tongue, are linked to the HPV virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So it's important to talk to your health care team about the HPV vaccine, especially if you are 26 years old or younger. In addition to the importance of the HPV vaccine, you can lower… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 25, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The sky isn ’t the limit for NSAIDs analgesia
Using the one-dose/one-size approach is detrimental to patient health. As an ED clinician, I take enormous pride in taking care of patients presenting to my ED in pain. I take even bigger pride in the progress that Emergency Medicine has made over the past 15 years to perfect pain management. Armed with a solid knowledge base, great evidential support, and a broad array of analgesics, ED doctors across the country are providing effective and safe relief of pain. However, from time to time I am still reminded that so-called “traditional” teaching is pushing for the “one-dose,” “one-size” fits all approach (0.1 m...
Source: EPMonthly.com - April 11, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jeffrey Lyles Source Type: news

Tonsillotomy Yields Faster Recovery Than Conventional Tonsillectomy Tonsillotomy Yields Faster Recovery Than Conventional Tonsillectomy
For selected adults, laser tonsillotomy under local anesthesia may be a feasible alternative to conventional tonsillectomy, achieving faster functional recovery times but leaving lingering symptoms, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 3, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

How patients are being left in agony as NHS cuts back on tonsil operations
Tonsillectomies have dropped to just 40,000-50,000 a year in England, a fraction of the number at the peak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Imaging Detects Preoperative Cardiac Changes in Children With OSA Imaging Detects Preoperative Cardiac Changes in Children With OSA
Cardiac imaging measures were similar between pediatric patients with obstructive sleep apnea and controls after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy procedures, despite preop differences.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 13, 2022 Category: Cardiology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions
DR MARTIN SCURR: Your symptoms are suggestive of glossopharyngeal neuralgia, which causes sudden attacks of severe pain in the throat, near the tonsils. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Get Rid of White Spots on Tonsils
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 10, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Is It or Isn ’ t It Abnormal in This Classification System?
Discussion Chiari I malformations have caudal displacement of cerebellar tonsils with elongation of the 4th ventricle. It is associated with syringomyelia in up to 80% of patients. Syringomyelia is a cyst-like formation within the spinal cord that contains altered glial elements. This may be asymptomatic or have symptoms occurring from infancy to adulthood. Most patients present in the 3rd decade. Hydrocephalus may be present. A review can be found here. Classifying information and diseases is important in clinical care as it can help determine treatment and prognosis, and improves communication among clinicians and facili...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 8, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Child's 'tonsillitis' turned out to be a one-in-a-million form of epilepsy
Previously healthy Reggie Johnson, from Harwich in Essex, was diagnosed with a rare type of epilepsy that causes him to have back-to-back seizures for 24 hours or more. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tonsillitis symptoms in adults - Can I go to work with tonsillitis?
TONSILLITIS is an infection of the tonsils at the back of your throat, and the symptoms could potentially be confused for Covid. What are the main symptoms of tonsillitis? Can I go to work with tonsillitis? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Tonsillitis Go Away Without Treatment
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 1, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

When is Post-Operative Bleeding Most Likely to Occur after a Tonsillectomy?
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. “< 7 episodes in past year, < 5 episodes in the past 2 years, or < 3 episodes per year in the past 3 years.”) and obstructive sleep apnea. Potential complications include: *Pain – treated with ibuprofen or acetaminophen as the first choice and other medications as needed. Pain control also d...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 19, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Assessment of the knowledge and attitudes about the management of dental trauma among ear, nose and throat physicians - Üstün N, Üstün O.
This study aimed to investigate the attitudes and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news