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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802358/guillotine-vs-classic-dissection-adenotonsillectomy-what-s-the-ideal-technique-for-children-in-tanzania
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Desderius C Chussi, Sophie W Poelman, Niels Van Heerbeek
OBJECTIVES: Adenotonsillectomy (ATE) is one of the most performed surgeries in children. Extensive research on which operation technique is the best in terms of minimal pain and complications, operative time and duration of hospital stay is being done mostly in highly resourced developing countries. In developing countries a need for cost effective and time saving operation techniques is essential due to the low-resource setting. This study aims to investigate whether the Guillotine Sluder operation techniques is ideal in a limited resource developing country setting...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790543/haemorrhage-rates-after-two-commonly-used-tonsillectomy-methods-a-multicenter-study
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Faris Brkic, Majda Mujic, Sekib Umihanic, Nermin Hrncic, Amna Goga, Ermin Goretic
INTRODUCTION: Tonsillectomy is a frequently used, low-risk surgical procedure. The post-tonsillectomy haemorrhage occurs rarely, but is a life-threatening complication. Some studies show that the surgical technique affects the haemorrhage rate. AIMS: To analyse the post-tonsillectomy haemorrhage rate, and to determine whether the effect of the surgical technique on the haemorrhage rate exists. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data of all patients who underwent a tonsillectomy in three regional ENT departments in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Tuzla, Zenica and Bihac) between January 1(st) 2015 and October 31(st) 2016...
April 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782298/transoral-robotic-surgery-for-tonsillar-cancer-addressing-the-contralateral-tonsil
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Peter T Dziegielewski, Brian J Boyce, Matthew Old, Theodoros N Teknos, Amit Agrawal, Hafiz Patwa, Enver Ozer
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to determine the incidence and risk factors for bilateral tonsillar cancers treated with transoral robotic surgery (TORS) and to determine the morbidity of the procedure. METHODS: Patients undergoing TORS for known tonsillar cancer were retrospectively reviewed. Perioperative variables and surgical outcomes were analyzed to determine predictive factors for bilateral disease and morbidity rates. RESULTS: Seventy-nine consecutive patients with tonsillar cancers underwent primary TORS radical tonsillectomy...
August 7, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782104/emergency-department-visits-hospitalizations-and-readmissions-of-patients-with-a-peritonsillar-abscess
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Romaine F Johnson
OBJECTIVES: To determine the demographics and treatment outcomes of patients with a peritonsillar abscess (PTA) and to provide guidance for treatment options. METHODS: The 2012 National Emergency Department Database, 2012 National Inpatient Sample, and 2013 Nationwide Readmissions Database were used to analyze patients with a PTA who presented to emergency departments (ED), were admitted and/or readmitted to hospitals in the United States. Outcomes were used to create a decision model to compare initial medical versus surgical management...
August 7, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764608/rare-post-tonsillectomy-internal-carotid-artery-pseudoaneurysm-management-by-parent-artery-occlusion-using-detachable-balloons
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Arun Sharma, Sanjeev Kumar, S Leve Joseph Devarajan, Himanshu Agarwal
Iatrogenic cervical internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysm is a rare and potentially lethal complication following tonsillectomy. It can be complicated by thromboembolism, mass effect and eventually may rupture leading to death. Various endovascular treatment options are available for the management of these pseudoaneurysms, including coil embolization, detachable balloon occlusion, or stent graft placement. Parent artery occlusion using detachable balloons can be a therapeutic option in a subset of patients...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762292/tonsillectomy-in-children-with-down-syndrome-a-national-cohort-of-inpatients
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Andrew B Baker, Zachary Farhood, Kathleen A Brandstetter, Ronald J Teufel, Angela LaRosa, David R White
Objective To describe the cost, length of stay, and incidence of postoperative hemorrhage associated with Down syndrome (DS) patients undergoing tonsillectomy in a national sample of inpatient children. Study Design This study uses a national cross-sectional cohort to analyze children with and without DS undergoing tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy. Setting 2012 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kids' Inpatient Database. Subjects and Methods The database was analyzed for postoperative hemorrhage and respiratory compromise, length of stay, and total charges of hospital stay...
June 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756097/impact-of-the-korean-diagnosis-related-groups-payment-system-on-the-outcomes-of-adenotonsillectomy-a-single-center-experience
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Sang Hyun Kwak, Ji Hoon Kim, Da Hee Kim, Jung Min Kim, Hyung Kwon Byeon, Won Shik Kim, Yoon Woo Koh, Se-Heon Kim, Eun Chang Choi
OBJECTIVES: To report outcomes with regard to clinical aspects and medical costs of adenotonsillectomy and tonsillectomy at a single institution before and after implementation of the Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRG) payment system in Korea. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of patients treated with adenotonsillectomy or tonsillectomy between July 2012 and June 2014. The Korean DRG payment system was applied to seven groups of specific diseases and surgeries including adenotonsillectomy and tonsillectomy from July 2013 at all hospitals in Korea...
July 26, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741425/gabapentin-in-the-management-of-pain-following-tonsillectomy-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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James G Sanders, Claire Cameron, Patrick J D Dawes
Objective To determine if a single dose of oral gabapentin given prior to tonsillectomy decreases postoperative morbidity. Study Design Prospective randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Setting Southern District Health Board University Hospitals, New Zealand, over a 10-month period. Subjects and Methods Seventy-three adults undergoing tonsillectomy were randomized to receive either a single preoperative dose of oral gabapentin (600 mg) or placebo. A standard analgesic protocol was prescribed for 14 postoperative days...
July 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719708/plasmablade-vs-cold-dissection-tonsillectomy-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-controlled-study-in-adults
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Rasim Yilmazer, Zahide Mine Yazici, Meliksah Balta, Ibrahim Erdim, Omer Erdur, Fatma Tulin Kayhan
We conducted a prospective, randomized, double-blind, controlled clinical study to compare the efficacy and safety of the PlasmaBlade device and cold dissection for adult tonsillectomy. Our study group was made up of 20 patients-12 men and 8 women, aged 18 to 50 years (mean: 27.1)-who were undergoing a bilateral tonsillectomy. Each patient had one randomly chosen tonsil removed by the PlasmaBlade and the other by cold instrumentation. We compared the duration of surgery, the amount of intraoperative blood loss, the number of sutures required, the status of tonsillar fossa wound healing at 7 and 14 days postoperatively, the amount of postoperative pain, and postoperative complications...
July 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669256/pediatric-coblation-total-tonsillectomy-intracapsular-or-extracapsular
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Ying-Xia Lu, Qing-Long Gu, Zhan Wang, Bing Zhang, Chang Liu, Jie-Qiong Liang
OBJECTIVES: To compare the results of coblation intracapsular total tonsillectomy (CITT) with those of conventional coblation extracapsular total tonsillectomy (CETT) in the treatment of tonsillar hypertrophy in children with regards to efficacy and complications. METHODS: Ninety children with adenotonsillar hyperplasia underwent tonsillectomy ± adenoidectomy (48 CITT and 42 CETT). Intraoperative situation was observed and recorded. Patients were reexamined regarding recovery condition and tonsil regrowth, and were followed for at least one year...
July 2, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632506/adenotonsillectomy-for-the-management-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-a-patient-with-complex-congenital-heart-disease-a-case-report
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Adam C Adler, Yuan-Jiun Nicole Chao
Pulmonary hypertension is a feared complication in congenital heart disease patients. Patients with pulmonary hypertension are at risk for major perioperative cardiopulmonary complications when undergoing any surgical procedure, especially airway and laparoscopic procedures. We present the anesthetic management for a 2-year old with Down syndrome and complex cyanotic congenital heart disease undergoing tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy for severe obstructive sleep apnea.
June 19, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614125/development-and-validation-of-a-risk-scale-for-emergence-agitation-after-general-anesthesia-in-children-a-prospective-observational-study
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Maai Hino, Takahiro Mihara, Saeko Miyazaki, Toshiyuki Hijikata, Takaaki Miwa, Takahisa Goto, Koui Ka
BACKGROUND: Emergence agitation (EA) is a common complication in children after general anesthesia. The goal of this 2-phase study was (1) to develop a predictive model (EA risk scale) for the incidence of EA in children receiving sevoflurane anesthesia by performing a retrospective analysis of data from our previous study (phase 1) and (2) to determine the validity of the EA risk scale in a prospective observational cohort study (phase 2). METHODS: Using data collected from 120 patients in our previous study, logistic regression analysis was used to predict the incidence of EA in phase 1...
August 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608417/otolaryngology-practice-patterns-in-pediatric-tonsillectomy-the-impact-of-the-codeine-boxed-warning
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Julie L Goldman, Craig Ziegler, Elizabeth M Burckardt
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To determine if otolaryngologists at a single children's hospital were adherent to the boxed warning for codeine use in post-tonsillectomy patients and the implications for practice patterns. STUDY DESIGN: Case series with chart review. METHODS: Charts from all patients undergoing adenotonsillectomy at a single children's hospital from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2015 were analyzed and stratified according to date (pre- or post-boxed warning) and practitioner type (academic otolaryngologists [AO] vs...
June 13, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576514/ultrasonographic-assessment-of-tonsillar-volume-in-children
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Panagiotis Asimakopoulos, David J L Pennell, Constantinos Mamais, Derek Veitch, Samuel Stafrace, Thomas Engelhardt
OBJECTIVES: Adenotonsillar hypertrophy in children is the most common anatomical abnormality associated with obstructive sleep apnoea. Perioperative complications associated with adenotonsillectomy are more common in children with severe obstructive sleep apnoea. An objective preoperative method to determine the size of tonsils is missing. This study assessed the validity of ultrasound as a tool for measuring tonsillar size in children. METHODS: Single-institution prospective study of twenty-six children aged 2-6 years who underwent elective bilateral tonsillectomy...
April 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555197/effect-of-body-mass-index-on-posttonsillectomy-hemorrhage
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Tetsuro Hoshino, Tohru Tanigawa, Gen Yanohara, Kenta Murotani, Yuichiro Horibe, Toyoaki Murohara, Rei Shibata, Hiromi Ueda
OBJECTIVE: Obesity affects adverse outcomes in patients undergoing various surgeries. Tonsillectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures and posttonsillectomy hemorrhage (PTH) is the major complication in patients with tonsillectomy. However, the effect of body mass index (BMI) on posttonsillectomy bleeding episodes is not well known. This study aimed to assess the clinical association between obesity and PTH. METHODS: A total of 98 tonsillectomies were retrospectively reviewed...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530254/palatal-surgery-in-a-transoral-robotic-setting-tors-preliminary-results-of-a-retrospective-comparison-between-uvulopalatopharyngoplasty-uppp-expansion-sphincter-pharyngoplasty-esp-and-barbed-repositioning-pharyngoplasty-brp
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G Cammaroto, F Montevecchi, G D'Agostino, E Zeccardo, C Bellini, G Meccariello, C Vicini
It has become increasingly clear in the past decade that surgical management of obstructive sleep apnoea hypopnoea syndrome (OSAHS) is most successfully managed with multilevel surgery. We evaluated the outcomes of multilevel interventions comparing three different palatal techniques added to TORS: uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), a modified expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty (ESP), inspired by the Pang expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty technique and the latest barbed repositioning pharyngoplasty (BRP). Thirty patients were retrospectively evaluated...
May 22, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494056/comparison-of-automated-posttonsillectomy-bleed-capture-with-self-report
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D Ryan Phillips, Susan E Ellsperman, Bruce H Matt, Ben L Zarzaur
Importance: Tonsillectomy is one of the most common procedures performed by otolaryngologists and is associated with postoperative bleeding. Bleed rates are usually monitored by self-report. Objective: To evaluate whether using automated capture and reporting of pediatric posttonsillectomy bleeding is feasible and accurate compared with traditional self-reporting by the surgical team. Design, Setting, and Participants: An automated complication-reporting algorithm was designed to query the local health information exchange and then tested against self-reported tonsillectomy complication data collected from January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2015, at a tertiary pediatric hospital...
August 1, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471689/the-effect-of-tonsillotomy-on-chronic-recurrent-tonsillitis-in-children
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Elisabeth Foki, Rudolf Seemann, Klaus Stelter, Claudia Lill
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to determine whether partial tonsillectomy (tonsillotomy) impacts the occurrence of acute or recurrent tonsillitis in children. METHODS: One hundred and eighty patients (1-14 years) were retrospectively surveyed by a questionnaire or by data analysis of a regional database. Subjects who suffered from severe systemic diseases or immunodeficiency syndromes were excluded. Episodes of acute tonsillitis before and after surgery, rate of antibiotic treatment, postoperative hemorrhage, and re-operation were obtained...
September 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442950/effect-of-intranasal-dexmedetomidine-on-emergence-agitation-after-sevoflurane-anesthesia-in-children-undergoing-tonsillectomy-and-or-adenoidectomy
#19
Ahmed Mostafa Abd El-Hamid, Hany Mahmoud Yassin
BACKGROUND: Emergence agitation (EA) after sevoflurane anesthesia is common in children during recovery from general anesthesia and may result in postoperative complications. This study investigated safety and effectiveness of intranasal dexmedetomidine in reducing the incidence and severity of EA. METHODS: This prospective, randomized double-blinded controlled trial included 86 patients scheduled for the tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy under general anesthesia with sevoflurane...
April 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417671/the-use-of-noninvasive-positive-pressure-ventilation-following-pediatric-tonsillectomy
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Adva Buzi, Orly M Coblens, Michael MacGillivray, Lisa Elden
Objective To determine the risks of bleeding and other complications in pediatric patients who require noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (PPV) in the immediate posttonsillectomy period. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Single tertiary pediatric hospital. Subjects and Methods Sixty-nine patients who had undergone tonsillectomy from July 2007 through December 2013 and required postoperative PPV were reviewed. Data collected included age, sex, medical history, preoperative polysomnogram parameters, length of use and type of noninvasive ventilatory support, and postoperative complications...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
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