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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148201/current-perspectives-on-the-role-of-tonsillectomy
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Samuel R Greig
Tonsillectomy is one of the most common paediatric surgical procedures performed in Australasia. The aim of this paper is to provide an up-to-date review of the indications for the procedure (and the evidence base for each of these indications), as well as describe the surgical technique and perioperative management and risks for a non-surgical audience. The primary indications for tonsillectomy are obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) (where it is most commonly performed in association with adenoidectomy) and recurrent pharyngotonsillitis...
November 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146888/halitosis-in-children-with-adenoid-hypertrophy
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Małgorzata Sikorska-Żuk, Marek Bochnia
This paper attempts to identify the sources and evaluate the prevalence of halitosis in children with adenoid hypertrophy. The study included pediatric patients admitted for adenoidectomy due to obstructive symptoms. Patients with possibly other causes of halitosis, were excluded from the study. Halitosis was detected in 30 out of 136 children (22.1%). The effect of adenoid hypertrophy on halitosis was confirmed by the significant reduction in the organoleptic score rated according to the Rosenberg Scale (on average by 2 degrees) and the levels of volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) (on average 84 ppb) post-adenoidectomy, as compared to pre-surgery results...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146621/effect-of-fda-investigation-on-opioid-prescribing-to-children-after-tonsillectomy-adenoidectomy
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Kao-Ping Chua, Mark G Shrime, Rena M Conti
BACKGROUND: In August 2012, the Food and Drug Administration investigated the safety of codeine use by children after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy, culminating in a black box warning in February 2013. The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between the investigation and opioid prescribing to children undergoing these surgeries. METHODS: We identified 362 992 privately insured children in the 2010-2015 Truven MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters database who underwent tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy...
November 16, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136093/overuse-of-preoperative-laboratory-coagulation-testing-and-abo-blood-typing-a-french-national-study
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H Beloeil, D Ruchard, N Drewniak, S Molliex
Background: Following publication of guidelines on routine preoperative tests, the French Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (SFAR), in association with French national public health insurance, conducted a survey to evaluate adherence to guidelines and the economic consequences. Methods: Using the French Hospital Discharge Database and National Health Insurance Information system, tests performed during the 30 days before surgery were analysed for two situations: (1) standard laboratory coagulation tests and ABO blood typing in children able to walk and scheduled for tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy; and (2) ABO blood typing in adults before laparoscopic cholecystectomy, thyroidectomy, lumbar discectomy or breast surgery...
October 9, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110581/outcomes-of-drug-induced-sleep-endoscopy-directed-surgery-for-pediatric-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Shan He, Nithin S Peddireddy, David F Smith, Angela L Duggins, Christine Heubi, Sally R Shott, Stacey L Ishman
Objectives To determine the effectiveness of pediatric drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE)-directed surgery for children with infant obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or OSA after adenotonsillectomy. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary care pediatric hospital. Subjects and Methods We included 56 children undergoing DISE from October 2013 to September 2015 who underwent subsequent surgery to address OSA. The primary outcome was successful response to DISE-directed surgery based on the postoperative obstructive Apnea-Hypopnea Index (oAHI)...
November 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106881/utilization-of-a-postoperative-adenotonsillectomy-teaching-video-a-pilot-study
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Sarah Khan, Dmitry Tumin, Adele King, Julie Rice, Kris R Jatana, Joseph D Tobias, Vidya T Raman
BACKGROUND: Pediatric tonsillectomies are increasingly being performed as an outpatient procedure thereby increasing the parental role in post-operative pain management. However, it is unclear if parents receive adequate teaching regarding pain management. We introduced a video teaching tool and compared its efficacy alone and in combination with the standard verbal instruction. METHODS: A prospective study which randomized parents or caregivers of children undergoing tonsillectomy ± adenoidectomy into three groups: 1) standard verbal post-operative instructions; 2) watching the video teaching tool along with standard verbal instructions or 3) video teaching tool only...
November 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081031/drug-induced-sedation-endoscopy-in-surgically-na%C3%A3-ve-infants-and-children-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-impact-on-treatment-decision-and-outcome
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A Boudewyns, V Saldien, P Van de Heyning, S Verhulst
PURPOSE: Adenotonsillectomy (AT) is the first-line treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children irrespective of clinical upper airway (UA) findings. We aimed to investigate whether drug-induced sedation endoscopy (DISE) changes treatment decision and outcome in otherwise healthy children and infants with OSA. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data on polysomnography, DISE, and treatment in surgically naïve, otherwise healthy infants (n = 34) and children (n = 75) with OSA...
October 28, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068049/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-powered-intracapsular-tonsillectomy-in-children-a-meta-analysis
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Ho Seok Lee, Ho Young Yoon, Ho Joon Jin, Se Hwan Hwang
OBJECTIVES: We performed a systemic review and meta-analysis regarding the postoperative pain, perioperative, and postoperative morbidity of powered intracapsular tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (PITA) using a microdebrider as a method of tonsillectomy. DATA SOURCES: Five databases (PubMed, Scopus, Embase, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials) in their entirety through March 2017. REVIEW METHODS: We included studies in which there was a comparison between groups of patients who underwent PITA (PITA group) and those who had extracapsular tonsillectomy (control group)...
October 25, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067047/the-use-of-flexible-laryngeal-mask-airway-for-adenoidectomies-an-experience-of-814paediatric-patients
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Ozlem Ozmete, Mesut Sener, Esra Caliskan, Meltem Kipri, Anis Aribogan
OBJECTIVE: To assess flexible laryngeal mask airway (F-LMA) use during pediatric adenoidectomies in terms of patient safety, comfort, complication rates and surgeon satisfaction levels. METHODS: Patients who had undergone an elective adenoidectomy after receiving general anesthesia using F-LMA from June 2012 to November 2015 were included. Patients' demographics and the incidence of perioperative complications were investigated. The surgeon's satisfaction level was also evaluated by questionnaire...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042788/decreased-frequency-of-adenoidectomy-by-a-12-week-nasal-budesonide-treatment
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Haiyu Hong, Fenghong Chen, Xiaobin Zheng, Wei Liao, Zhenpeng Liao, Yujie Cao, Haixin He, Zhe Zhu, Yunping Fan
OBJECTIVE: There is little evidence on the role of topical budesonide in reducing the frequency of adenoidectomy, although it was reported that topical budesonide can effectively ameliorate the symptoms of adenoid hypertrophy (AH). This study was aimed to investigate the possibility and safety of alternatives to adenoidectomy with a 12-week treatment with nasal budesonide. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred patients with AH were randomized to receive either a double-blind budesonide (1 mg once daily) or placebo treatment for 2 weeks by transnasal nebulization...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978608/aspiration-of-nasopore-nasal-packing
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Jonathan Smith, Ekambar Reddy
We present a case of postoperative Nasopore aspiration in an otherwise fit and well 11-year-old. An endoscopic adenoidectomy had been performed without incident and Nasopore packing placed into each nasal cavity. Immediately after extubation, there was marked hypoxia, tachypnoea and high clinical suspicion of pack aspiration. The patient returned to theatre for emergency rigid bronchoscopy and retrieval of nasal packing.
October 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964308/the-effects-of-adenotonsillar-hypertrophy-corrective-surgery-on-left-ventricular-functions-and-pulmonary-artery-pressure-in-children
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Mecnun Çetin, Nazım Bozan
OBJECTIVE: Comparison of left ventricular functions in preoperative and postoperative periods of children with adenotonsillar hypertrophy (ATH) who have findings of upper airway obstruction (UAO), using echocardiographic parameters. METHODS: Thirty children who were diagnosed with UAO due to ATH, and who have undergone adenoidectomy/adenotonsillectomy and 30 healthy children, between 2 and 11 years of age, were included in the study. Patient group was evaluated by the pulsed wave tissue Doppler echocardiography, as well as with conventional echocardiography, before and 6 months after the operation...
October 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964298/implementation-of-a-perioperative-surgical-home-protocol-for-pediatric-patients-presenting-for-adenoidectomy
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Vidya T Raman, Dmitry Tumin, Joshua Uffman, Arlyne K Thung, Candice Burrier, Kris R Jatana, Charles Elmaraghy, Joseph D Tobias
INTRODUCTION: The perioperative surgical home (PSH) is a patient-centered model designed to improve health, streamline the delivery of health care, and reduce the cost of care. Following the national introduction of PSH in 2014 by the ASA, adult hospitals have reported success with this model, with studies validating the benefits of PSH including reducing length of stay, lowering costs, and improving patient satisfaction. METHODS: Eligible patients, ranging in age from 16-35 months of age, were identified by the pre-admission testing (PAT) registered nurses (RNs) and faculty anesthesiologists upon review of the patient history...
October 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941966/otologic-disorders-in-turner-syndrome
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E Bois, M Nassar, D Zenaty, J Léger, T Van Den Abbeele, N Teissier
INTRODUCTION: Patients with Turner syndrome (TS) have craniofacial malformations, such as Eustachian tube hypoplasia and dysfunction and velar dysfunction, which foster acute otitis media. The aim of this study was to inventory pediatric otologic disorders in patients with TS at their first ENT consultation in our center. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed the ENT consultation data of pediatric TS patients followed in our center between 2005 and 2015: otoscopy, hearing threshold, and history of acute otitis media or ENT surgery...
September 20, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931191/surgicel-use-in-control-of-primary-postadenoidectomy-bleeding
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Mohammad Waheed El-Anwar, Ahmad Abdel Nofal, Ashraf Elmalt
Although postadenoidectomy bleeding is a rare complication, it is serious and potentially fatal. Postnasal packing and cautery of the adenoid bed are the most popular methods of controlling postadenoidectomy bleeding. Many hazards and complications may arise from traditional nasopharyngeal packing and nasopharyngeal cautery. In this case series, oxidized regenerated cellulose (Surgicel Nu-Knit; Ethicon; Somerville, N.J) was inserted and used as postnasal packing to control primary postadenoidectomy bleeding in 9 cases after conventional curettage adenoidectomy...
September 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929074/role-of-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-in-complications-of-tonsillectomy-in-pediatric-patients
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Ziya Salturk, Tolgar Lutfi Kumral, Ahmet Arslanoglu, Imran Aydogdu, Guven Yildirim, Guler Berkiten, Yavuz Uyar
Tonsillectomy and tonsillectomy with adenoidectomy are among the most common surgical procedures in otolaryngology practice. Gastroesophageal reflux was identified as a risk factor for complications in tonsillectomy. This prospective study was designed to assess the role of reflux in the development of complications following tonsillectomy in pediatric patients. Children (n = 60) who underwent tonsillectomy with adenoidectomy were divided into two groups, i.e., the laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) group and control group...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912855/effect-of-transoral-endoscopic-adenoidectomy-on-peripheral-blood-t-lymphocyte-subsets-in-children-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-and-its-treatment-strategy
#17
Na Yang, Yaofeng Ji, Yin Liu
The objective of the present study was to investigate the effect of transoral endoscopic adenoidectomy on peripheral blood T lymphocyte subsets in pediatric patients with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) and its treatment strategy. Ninety-eight pediatric patients with adenoidal hypertrophy associated with OSAHS admitted to the Department of Otolaryngology, Xuzhou Children's Hospital were selected. After admission, patients received perfected 24 h polysomnogram monitoring, routine blood examination, fasting blood biochemistry examination, T-lymphocyte subset count, 24 h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, and nasopharyngeal computed tomography...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895152/clinical-predictors-of-multiple-tympanostomy-tube-placements-in-ontario-children
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Jason A Beyea, Paul Nguyen, Stephen F Hall
OBJECTIVES: To characterize risk factors that predict the need for multiple tympanostomy tube (TT) procedures. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective population-based cohort study of children aged 18 years and younger in Ontario, Canada, who underwent at least one TT placement between January 1, 1994, and October 31, 2013. METHODS: The relative risk (RR) of need for multiple TT procedures was determined using log-binomial regression. RESULTS: There were 193,880 children who underwent TT insertion included in this cohort...
September 12, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874404/pediatric-price-transparency-still-opaque-with-opportunities-for-improvement
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Laura J Faherty, Charlene A Wong, Jordyn Feingold, Joan Li, Robert Town, Evan Fieldston, Rachel M Werner
OBJECTIVES: Price transparency is gaining importance as families' portion of health care costs rise. We describe (1) online price transparency data for pediatric care on children's hospital Web sites and state-based price transparency Web sites, and (2) the consumer experience of obtaining an out-of-pocket estimate from children's hospitals for a common procedure. METHODS: From 2015 to 2016, we audited 45 children's hospital Web sites and 38 state-based price transparency Web sites, describing availability and characteristics of health care prices and personalized cost estimate tools...
September 5, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871840/lingual-tonsillectomy-for-pediatric-persistent-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Alexander Rivero, Megan Durr
Objective To determine the role of lingual tonsillectomy (LT) in pediatric patients with persistent obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (T&A). Data Sources PubMed, OVID-MEDLINE, and Cochrane Central from 2006 to 2017. Review Methods Inclusion criteria included English-language studies containing original data on LT in pediatric patients with persistent OSA. Exclusion criteria included case reports and studies without outcome measures. Two investigators independently reviewed all manuscripts and performed quality assessment using validated tools...
September 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
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