Researchers of a new study looked at the long-term health risks associated with removing tonsils and adenoids in children, and found that these procedures were associated with increased long-term risk of respiratory, infectious, and allergic disease (JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online June 7, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.0614). The investigators analyzed data on nearly 1.2 million […]
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One in 20 children are prescribed codeine after undergoing tonsillectomy despite FDA black box warning regarding safety and efficacy issues associated with prescribing the opioid to children after these surgeries.
Practical tips to help medical students and physicians examine young children.
There is no body of evidence to suggest that there is an optimal location for placing tympanostomy tubes, yet the anterior-inferior quadrant is commonly used
Most unanticipated admissions following ambulatory surgery in children are related to anesthesia, with otolaryngology procedures and obstructive sleep apnea among the most significant predictive factors for admission.
A study showed that tonsil size did not correlate with baseline OSA severity, even when adenoid hypertrophy was accounted for in the analysis
Understanding the rationale utilized by clinicians who choose not to adhere to clinical practice guidelines, and developing additional processes to foster compliance
Otitis media with effusion and recurrent acute otitis media are common problems in children
Researchers have identified a new gene that may be associated with causing sensorineural hearing loss in childhood
The choice between MRI and CT will have to be determined by individual clinicians, based on their assessments of relative risks and benefits