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.

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 ...


Procedure can be simple fix for painful back condition

A minimally invasive spine procedure that takes about as much time as a tonsillectomy is an excellent option for some patients who suffer from a painful lower back condition, according to Christopher McPherson, MD, an assistant ...


Analysis of studies evaluates tonsillectomy techniques

A review of tonsillectomy-technique studies found that some new methods have advantages over traditional methods, but others are equivalent, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Otolaryngology–Head ...

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 ...


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 ...

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