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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Perioperative administration of dexmedetomidine can provide pain and agitation relief.
PITA is a safe procedure that offers comparable disease control for children suffering from obstructive sleep apnea.
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.
There is little evidence to support that UTE always requires tonsillectomy to rule out lymphoma
Understanding the rationale utilized by clinicians who choose not to adhere to clinical practice guidelines, and developing additional processes to foster compliance
Tonsillectomies performed in kids at children’s teaching hospitals have a significantly higher cost, are more likely to involve complications, and result in more comorbidities than when performed at other types of hospitals.
Research shows that post-surgery tonsillectomy may be needed in up to 29% of pediatric adenoidectomy cases