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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060556/the-frequency-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-in-children-with-asthma-and-its-effects-on-asthma-control
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Tayfur Ginis, Fatih Alper Akcan, Murat Capanoglu, Muge Toyran, Refika Ersu, Can Naci Kocabas, Ersoy Civelek
BACKGROUND: The presence of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in children with asthma may cause difficult to control asthma. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of SDB in children with asthma, to evaluate its effects on asthma control and to assess the risk factors associated with the presence of SDB. METHODS: Parents of children who Sleep Questionnaire (PSQ) and the Childhood Asthma Control Test (C-ACT). Asthma control level was assessed according to Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA)...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025609/indications-for-tonsillectomy-stratified-by-the-level-of-evidence
#2
REVIEW
Jochen P Windfuhr
Background: One of the most significant clinical trials, demonstrating the efficacy of tonsillectomy (TE) for recurrent throat infection in severely affected children, was published in 1984. This systematic review was undertaken to compile various indications for TE as suggested in the literature after 1984 and to stratify the papers according to the current concept of evidence-based medicine. Material and methods: A systematic Medline research was performed using the key word of "tonsillectomy" in combination with different filters such as "systematic reviews", "meta-analysis", "English", "German", and "from 1984/01/01 to 2015/05/31"...
2016: GMS Current Topics in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025608/specified-data-for-tonsil-surgery-in-germany
#3
Jochen P Windfuhr
Background: Tonsillectomy rates vary considerably among different states, regions, and times. This study was conducted to identify the prevalence of "chronic" tonsillitis, peritonsillar abscess, hypertrophy of the tonsils with and without adenoids in absolute and relative numbers in an 80 million people nation. Moreover, the number and rates of different surgical procedures to resolve either "chronic" tonsillitis, peritonsillar abscess, or upper airway obstruction due to (adeno)tonsillar hypertrophy over several years was evaluated in this study (tonsillectomy, adenotonsillectomy, tonsillotomy, abscess tonsillectomy, transoral incision and drainage)...
2016: GMS Current Topics in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012518/the-impact-of-adenotonsillectomy-on-pulmonary-arterial-pressure-in-west-african-children-with-adenotonsillar-hypertrophy
#4
Foster T Orji, Fortune A Ujunwa, Nnaemeka G Umedum, Onyinyechi Ukaegbe
OBJECTIVES: To assess the improvement or otherwise, in the mean pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP) among children with adenotonsillar hypertrophy (ATH) after adenotonsillectomy (AT), and to examine the impact of timing of surgery as well as the patients' characteristics on the mPAP changes. METHODS: We included 39 children with ATH in this study. The adenoidal enlargement was evaluated radiologically with adenoid nasopharyngeal ratio (ANR) parameter from lateral neck radiograph, whereas the clinical assessment of adeno-tonsillar obstruction was conducted with the 'symptom score'...
January 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008627/clinically-small-tonsils-are-typically-not-obstructive-in-children-during-drug-induced-sleep-endoscopy
#5
Craig Miller, Patricia L Purcell, John P Dahl, Kaalan Johnson, David L Horn, Maida L Chen, Dylan K Chan, Sanjay R Parikh
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the degree of lateral pharyngeal wall (LPW) obstruction on pediatric drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) correlates with preprocedure tonsillar hypertrophy score on physical examination, and to determine if clinically small tonsils are obstructive. METHODS: Retrospective review of 154 patients who underwent DISE at a single pediatric tertiary care center over a 4-year period. Inclusion criteria were documentation of Brodsky tonsil score on preoperative physical examination...
December 23, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995120/tonsillectomy-as-prevention-and-treatment-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-a-report-of-23-cases
#6
Jae-Man Woo, Jin-Young Choi
BACKGROUND: The paradigm of tonsillectomy has shifted from a treatment of recurrent throat infection to one of multi-discipline management modalities of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). While tonsillectomy as a treatment for throat problems has been performed almost exclusively by otorhinolaryngologists, tonsillectomy as a part of the armamentarium for the multifactorial, multidisciplinary therapy of sleep-disordered breathing needs a new introduction to those involved in treating SDB patients...
December 2016: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938925/oximetry-in-obese-children-with-sleep-disordered-breathing
#7
Melania Evangelisti, Hanaa Shafiek, Jole Rabasco, Martina Forlani, Marilisa Montesano, Mario Barreto, Stijn Verhulst, Maria Pia Villa
BACKGROUND: Obesity is an important risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), and obese children with OSAS have frequently shown oxygen desaturations when compared with normal-weight children. The aim of our study was to investigate the oximetry characteristics in children with obesity and sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). METHODS: Children referred for suspected OSAS were enrolled in the study. All children underwent sleep clinical record (SCR), pulse oximetry, and polysomnography (PSG)...
November 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863643/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-pediatric-lingual-tonsillectomy
#8
M A DeMarcantonio, E Senser, J Meinzen-Derr, N Roetting, S Shott, S L Ishman
OBJECTIVE: Lingual tonsillar hypertrophy is recognized as a cause of persistent obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) after adenotonsillectomy in children. However, little has been reported regarding the complications, postoperative course and effectiveness of lingual tonsillectomy (LT). Our objective was to review the safety and effectiveness of LT in children. METHODS: Retrospective review of children undergoing LT from January 2009 to December 2015 at a tertiary children's hospital...
December 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833988/tonsillar-lymphoma-masquerading-as-obstructive-sleep-apnea-pediatric-case-report
#9
Corneliu Toader, MioriŢa Toader, Alina Stoica, Gabriel Pop, Alina Oprea, Anca Simona Constantin, Liviu Niculescu, Iolanda Cristina Vivisenco, Mircea Stelian Drăghici, Andrei Osman, Carmen Aurelia Mogoantă
The commonest cause of head and neck malignancy in pediatric patients is lymphoma. A particular case is the tonsillar lymphoma. Even though unilateral tonsillar enlargement represents an ominous sign for neoplasia, clinical manifestations vary and are non-specific. Therefore, a delayed diagnosis is performed which compromises optimal therapy and hinders the prognosis. We present the case of a 5-year-old boy who was initially diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, without reported systemic complaints. Asymmetric tonsillar hypertrophy created the premises for performing a tonsillectomy to rule out malignancy...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804311/systemic-matrix-metalloproteinase-8-response-in-chronic-tonsillitis
#10
Taru Ilmarinen, Triin Lont, Jaana Hagström, Taina Tervahartiala, Timo Sorsa, Caj Haglund, Eva Munck-Wickland, Torbjörn Ramqvist, Tina Dalianis, Leena-Maija Aaltonen
The development of several life-long diseases, such as coronary heart disease, is affected by low-grade systemic inflammation. Data on the potential long-term health effects of chronic tonsillitis are limited. Many inflammatory conditions present with enhanced systemic matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-8 response. In head and neck cancer, high plasma level of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase (TIMP)-1 predicts poor prognosis. We analyzed S-MMP-8 with immunofluorometric assay and S-TIMP-1 with an immunosorbent assay in 175 consecutive patients undergoing tonsillectomy for benign tonsillar disease, and in 33 control patients with tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma...
November 2, 2016: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786148/cardiopulmonary-functions-and-adenotonsillectomy-surgical-indications-need-revision
#11
M Mahajan, J S Thakur, R K Azad, N K Mohindroo, P C Negi
OBJECTIVE: To assess cardiac functions in adenotonsillar or tonsillar hypertrophy. METHODS: A prospective, interventional, academic centre based study was conducted on 25 children with adenotonsillar or tonsillar hypertrophy. All patients underwent pulsed 2-dimensional Doppler echocardiography, pulse oximetry and 12-lead electrocardiography. These assessments were repeated three months later to determine the impact of adenotonsillectomy. RESULTS: There were significant differences in mean arterial oxygen saturation, pulmonary flow acceleration time and mean pulmonary artery pressure post-operatively...
December 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730168/sleep-clinical-record-what-differences-in-school-and-preschool-children
#12
Maria Pia Villa, Hanaa Shafiek, Melania Evangelisti, Jole Rabasco, Manuela Cecili, Marilisa Montesano, Mario Barreto
The sleep clinical record (SCR) may be a valid method for detecting children with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). This study aimed to evaluate whether there were differences in SCR depending on age and to identify the possible risk factors for OSA development. We enrolled children with sleep disordered breathing between 2013 and 2015, and divided them according to age into preschool- and school-age groups. All patients underwent SCR and polysomnography. OSA was detected in 81.1% and 83.6% of preschool- and school-age groups, respectively...
January 2016: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729152/orofacial-motor-functions-in-pediatric-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-implications-for-myofunctional-therapy
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Cláudia Maria de Felício, Franciele Voltarelli da Silva Dias, Gislaine Aparecida Folha, Leila Azevedo de Almeida, Jaqueline Freitas de Souza, Wilma Terezinha Anselmo-Lima, Luciana Vitaliano Voi Trawitzki, Fabiana Cardoso Pereira Valera
OBJECTIVES: The purposes of this study were (1) to identify possible differences in muscular and orofacial functions between children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and with primary snoring (PS); (2) to examine the standardized difference between normal values of myofunctional scores and those of subjects with OSA or PS; and (3) to identify the features associated with OSA. METHODS: Participants were 39 children (mean age 8 ± 1.2 years) of which, 27 had a diagnosis of OSA and 12 had PS...
November 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635273/reversible-severe-pulmonary-hypertension-after-adenotonsillectomy-a-case-report-of-a-child-treated-at-bugando-medical-centre-northwestern-tanzania
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Rogatus Kabyemera, Neema Chami, Neema Kayange, Respicius Bakalemwa, Antke Zuechner, Tumaini Mhada, Gustave Buname, Adolfine Hokororo, Johannes Kataraihya
Upper airway obstruction (UAO) due to adenotonsillar hypertrophy represents one of the rare causes of pulmonary hypertension in children. We report a case of adenotonsillar hypertrophy, managed at pediatric and otorhinolaryngology departments in Bugando Medical Centre (BMC), northwestern Tanzania, with complete remission of symptoms of pulmonary hypertension following adenotonsillectomy. A 17-month-old boy presented with difficulty breathing, dry cough, and noisy breathing since 1 year. He had facial and lower limb oedema with a pan systolic murmur at the tricuspid area, fine crepitations, and tender hepatomegaly...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27594841/efficacy-of-a-mandibular-advancement-appliance-on-sleep-disordered-breathing-in-children-a-study-protocol-of-a-crossover-randomized-controlled-trial
#15
Ghassan Idris, Barbara Galland, Christopher J Robertson, Mauro Farella
BACKGROUND: Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SDB) varies from habitual snoring to partial or complete obstruction of the upper airway and can be found in up to 10% of children. SDB can significantly affect children's wellbeing, as it can cause growth disorders, educational and behavioral problems, and even life-threatening conditions, such as cardiorespiratory failure. Adenotonsillectomy represents the primary treatment for pediatric SDB where adeno-tonsillar hypertrophy is indicated. For those with craniofacial anomalies, or for whom adenotonsillectomy or other treatment modalities have failed, or surgery is contra-indicated, mandibular advancement splints (MAS) may represent a viable treatment option...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27446667/volume-estimation-of-tonsil-phantoms-using-an-oral-camera-with-3d-imaging
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Anshuman J Das, Tulio A Valdez, Jose Arbouin Vargas, Punyapat Saksupapchon, Pushyami Rachapudi, Zhifei Ge, Julio C Estrada, Ramesh Raskar
Three-dimensional (3D) visualization of oral cavity and oropharyngeal anatomy may play an important role in the evaluation for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Although computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MRI) imaging are capable of providing 3D anatomical descriptions, this type of technology is not readily available in a clinic setting. Current imaging of the oropharynx is performed using a light source and tongue depressors. For better assessment of the inferior pole of the tonsils and tongue base flexible laryngoscopes are required which only provide a two dimensional (2D) rendering...
April 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27412085/investigation-into-the-presence-of-human-papillomavirus-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#17
Brett J Baldwin, Dhananjay Chitale, Kang Mei Chen, Maria J Worsham, Kathleen Yaremchuk
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The human papillomavirus (HPV) is known to infect the tissues of the oropharynx as demonstrated in HPV-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). HPV has also been shown to induce benign lymphoid hypertrophy. We sought to investigate an association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the presence of HPV in palatine and lingual tonsillar oropharyngeal tissue. STUDY DESIGN: Case series with chart review. METHODS: This retrospective laboratory-based study of oropharyngeal tissue from patients with OSA included patients >18 years old who underwent surgical treatment for OSA at a single institution between January 2012 and May 2014...
July 14, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27386809/velopharyngeal-incoordination-caused-by-phenytoin-induced-toxicity
#18
Chang Ho Hwang
Phenytoin induces lymphoid proliferation, resulting in complications that can range from tissue hyperplasia to lymphoma. Some of the complications resolve spontaneously after drug discontinuation. This report describes for the first time a case of dysphagia with lack of velopharyngeal coordination and nasopharyngeal reflux combined with massive palatine tonsillar hypertrophy. The condition did not develop before phenytoin administration, was induced by phenytoin, and spontaneously resolved upon drug discontinuation...
February 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27377086/the-relationship-of-enuresis-nocturna-and-adenoid-hypertrophy
#19
MULTICENTER STUDY
Muhsin Balaban, Alper Aktas, Cuneyd Sevinc, Ugur Yucetas
OBJECTIVES: This study was organized to assess the relationship of enuresis nocturna (EN) and upper airway obstruction (UAO) in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was multi-centrically and prospectively designed including 79 children who presented to a urology clinic with symptoms of EN between January 2013 and February 2014. Sixty-four age-matched children with no history of urological complaints were randomly recruited from children admitted to a pediatric clinic as a control group...
July 4, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27260580/asymptomatic-group-a-streptococcus-carriage-in-children-with-recurrent-tonsillitis-and-tonsillar-hypertrophy
#20
Isabela P Olivetti Pontin, Daniela Cristina Janolli Sanchez, Renata Di Francesco
BACKGROUND: Group A Streptococcus (GAS) is the most important bacterial cause of acute tonsillitis in children. Some children are chronic GAS carriers, and this carriage is poorly understood. We determined the frequency of GAS detection using a rapid antigen detection test in pediatric patients with indications for tonsillectomy due to adenotonsillar hypertrophy or recurrent GAS infections. METHODS: Seventy-two patients underwent a tonsil swab for a rapid antigen detection test...
July 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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