A mandated consent form prior to opioid prescription was associated with decreased overall opioid prescriptions without a resultant increase in postoperative complications in pediatric patients.
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Multiple therapeutic options may be effective for treating mild pediatric OSA including observation, management with anti-inflammatory medications, and surgery.
The findings of this study support the feasibility of using the nasal methylome for future clinical applications, such as predicting the development of asthma among wheezing infants.
Myringotomy with or without tube placement and mastoidectomy have the highest cure rates for pediatric acute mastoiditis.
Patients with EVA are commonly discouraged from playing contact sports due to concerns about a possible risk for sudden hearing drops or vestibular dysfunction following even minor head trauma.
This list clarifies expert opinion on which patient, disease, procedural, and outcome measures may be important to consider in any pediatric airway reconstruction patient.
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 […]
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.