Post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage is a common and potentially life-threatening complication but there is no statistically significant increase in risk at the low or high range of commonly used clinical dosages.
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Although OSA is known to lead to arousals and central apneas, no study has identified factors associated with CSA improvement following adenotonsillectomy.
Patients with EA/TEF frequently have aerodigestive sequelae, suggesting the need for early otolaryngology evaluation in their care.
Single visit surgery for tympanostomy tube placement offers convenience and cost savings to family members, and marketing efforts promoting this option are effective.
The palatine tonsils and adenoids are also lymphoid tissues that may help defend against infections of the upper respiratory tract, bringing into question whether tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy might hinder immune response.
Most existing studies have found that hearing impairment results in a higher prevalence of social isolation and loneliness in the pediatric population.
Obtaining coagulation panels in pediatric patients presenting with post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage is rarely useful and diagnosing a coagulopathy is uncommon.
Caliper measurements are a simple and reliable way to assess cranial vault proportionality with growth after cranial vault reconstruction
A look at the factors most significantly associated with successful decannulation and long-term outcomes in children undergoing tracheostomy.
For pediatric tracheotomy patients under years of age, the likelihood of and time to decannulation varies based on indication for the tracheostomy.