Medications

Kids getting too many opioids after tonsillectomy

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) —Amid a U.S. epidemic of opioid abuse, a new study finds that even children are being prescribed powerful opioid painkillers after having their tonsils removed.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Review links tonsillectomy to risk of Crohn's disease

(HealthDay)—Tonsillectomy is associated with increased risk of developing Crohn's disease (CD), but not ulcerative colitis (UC), according to a review and meta-analysis published in the June issue of the Journal of Gastroenterology ...

Surgery

Risk higher in younger children for tonsillectomy complications

(HealthDay)—Although many pediatric patients undergo tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (T&A) in ambulatory settings, an inpatient setting may be safer for younger children who are at higher risk of complications, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tonsillectomy can improve quality of life

Adults suffering from frequent sore throats might find relief by having their tonsils removed: after undergoing tonsillectomy (surgical removal of the tonsils), people were found to have fewer cases of sore throat, fewer ...

Sleep apnea

Powered intracapsular tonsillectomy aids pediatric OSA

(HealthDay)—Powered intracapsular tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (PITA) improves severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in pediatric patients, according to a study published online Dec. 30 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tonsillectomy may benefit tonsillitis-associated psoriasis

(HealthDay)—For patients with recalcitrant psoriasis associated with episodes of tonsillitis, tonsillectomy may be an option that can result in improvement in psoriasis, according to a review published in the February issue ...

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