Surgery

Risk for psoriasis reduced after tonsillectomy

(HealthDay)—The risk for psoriasis is reduced among individuals who undergo tonsillectomy, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Surgery

'Less pain' to remove tonsils

A 10-year study from Flinders University has found 'shrinking' tonsils results in far less pain and bleeding than a full tonsillectomy.

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 ...

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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