Sample records for adenoidectomy

  1. Incidence and factors associated with revision adenoidectomy: A retrospective study. (United States)

    Johnston, James; Mahadevan, Murali; Douglas, Richard G


    Adenoidectomy is one of the most commonly performed pediatric operations worldwide. There are a proportion of children who require revision adenoidectomy. Yet there is little in the literature about the incidence, associated factors and etiology of adenoidal regrowth. The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to determine incidence and factors associated with revision adenoidectomy. An extraction of all hospital morbidity records belonging to patients under the age of 18 years who underwent one or more adenoidectomy procedures (with or without tonsillectomy) between January 1, 2000 and June 2016 at a tertiary care children's hospital was performed. Demographic, diagnostic, and procedural data were included in the analysis. Community prescribing information was examined for the number of courses of antibiotics prescribed to each patient prior to initial adenoidectomy. There were 8260 patients under the age of 18 years who underwent primary adenoidectomy from 2000 to 2016 at a tertiary pediatric hospital. 2.5% (n = 212) of patients underwent revision adenoidectomy in our cohort during the same time period. A higher proportion of females underwent revision adenoidectomy when compared to male counterparts (p = 0.007). Patients who were prescribed more than five courses of antibiotics prior to initial adenoidectomy were more likely to undergo revision adenoidectomy (p = 0.003). Patients with a diagnosis of otitis media with effusion were more likely to undergo revision adenoidectomy (p=revision adenoidectomy. An age of over 4 years at the time of initial adenoidectomy was associated with revision adenoidectomy (p=revision adenoidectomy in this cohort (p=revision adenoidectomy. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  2. Audiological Outcome of Classical Adenoidectomy versus Endoscopically-Assisted Adenoidectomy using a Microdebrider. (United States)

    Sarin, Vanita; Anand, Vanika; Bhardwaj, Bhanu


    The aim of this study was to evaluate audiological outcomes following adenoidectomy by the classical method and by endoscopically-assisted adenoidectomy using a powered instrument (microdebrider). This study was conducted in a tertiary care center. It included 40 patients divided into two equal groups of 20 each. Group-A patients underwent classical adenoidectomy, while Group-B patients were subjected to endoscopically-assisted adenoidectomy using a microdebrider. Hearing outcome was measured by post-operative pure-tone audiometry and tympanometry. The post-operative average air-bone gap (ABG) was reduced from 19.6 dB to 11.8 dB in Group A and from 17.6 dB to 8.7 dB in Group B (P=0.010). There was reversal of tympanometric curves from type-B and type-C to type-A in 55% of the patients in Group A, while type-A curve was seen in 90% cases in Group B in the post-operative period. Audiological outcomes of endoscopically-assisted adenoidectomy using a microdebrider were superior compared with classical adenoidectomy.

  3. Risk factors for permanent hypernasality after adenoidectomy

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    Objectives. To investigate the causes of persistent, apparently penmanent hypernasal speech following adenoidectomy in 10 subjects without overt cleft palates, and to establish a protocol to be followed before this operation is perfonmed. Design. Retrospective and descriptive design. Participants. Ten subjects, fulfilling the ...

  4. Indications for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy: Our experience ...

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    Background: Infection and obstruction are the most common indications for performing tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. In the past, infection was the main indication for these procedures; however, in the last few decades obstruction is said to be more prominent as an indication when compared to infection. Objective: The ...

  5. Risk factors for permanent hypernasality after adenoidectomy ...

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    Objectives. To investigate the causes of persistent, apparently permanent hypernasal speech following adenoidectomy in 10 subjects without overt cleft palates, and to establish a protocol to be followed before this operation is perfonmed. Design. Retrospective and descriptive design. Participants. Ten subjects, fulfilling the ...

  6. Atlanto-Axial Subluxation After Adenoidectomy. (United States)

    Gross, Isabel Theresia; Bahar-Posey, Laleh


    Atlanto-axial subluxation is a rare but potentially serious complication after otolaryngological procedures. We are describing a case of a 4-year-old child who developed atlanto-axial subluxation of the cervical spine after adenoidectomy. Our patient underwent adenoidectomy and, 18 days later, presented to the emergency department with her neck tilted to the left in a cock-robin position and complaining of neck pain persisting since the surgery. A multiplanar 3-dimensional computed tomography was obtained and confirmed the diagnosis of an atlanto-axial subluxation (Fielding type 3). She was managed conservatively with the application of a cervical collar, anti-inflammatory medication, and manual reduction under anesthesia later in the course because of persistence of her symptoms. It is important to consider this diagnosis in any child who undergoes ENT surgical procedures complaining of neck pain subsequent to surgery or holding the head in a fixed position persistently after surgery. Early diagnosis is important to reduce the time between the onset of symptoms and reduction to reduce the risk or need for surgical intervention.

  7. The use of laryngeal mask airway for adenoidectomy. (United States)

    Boroda, Nickolas; Malesinska, Monika; Kars, Michelle S; Smith, Lee P


    Airway management during adenoidectomy is traditionally performed through endotracheal intubation (ETT). Laryngeal mask airway (LMA) may be less stimulating to the airway and allow for shorter overall operating room time. Previous studies report LMA use during adenotonsillectomy. There has been no prior evaluation of LMA use during adenoidectomy alone. In this study, we attempt to identify the rate and contributing factors of LMA failure during adenoidectomy. All pediatric patients undergoing adenoidectomy between January 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 were reviewed. Demographic and clinical data were collected and analyzed to determine the need for conversion to ETT and the occurrence of any complications. Our study revealed 139 pediatric patients who underwent adenoidectomy during the study period. 110 patients had adenoidectomy performed with LMA and 27 patients had ETT. Two patients (1.8%) required conversion to ETT because of difficulty with ventilation when the mouth gag was in place. There were no complications. Mean operating room time was 20 min less in the LMA group (P < 0.05). The use of an LMA in adenoidectomy may be a safe and effective alternative to ETT. More study is required to determine overall complication rates. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  8. Hematology Expert System (HES) For Tonsillectomy/Adenoidectomy Patients (United States)

    Pizzi, Nicolino J.; Kapoor, Sandhya; Gerrard, Jon M.


    The purpose of this expert system is to assess a predisposition to bleeding in a patient undergoing a tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy as may occur with patients who have certain blood conditions such as hemophilia and von Willebrand's disease. This goal is achieved by establishing a correlation between the patients' responses to a medical questionnaire and the relative quantities of blood lost during the operation.

  9. Bacteremia during adenoidectomy: a comparison of suction diathermy adenoid ablation and adenoid curettage.

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    Casserly, Paula


    Transient bacteremia is induced by adenoidectomy when the integrity of the nasopharyngeal membrane is broken. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of bacteremia in patients undergoing adenoidectomy, to identify the causative organisms, and to compare the incidences of bacteremia between the two techniques suction diathermy and curettage.

  10. [Analysis of postoperative hemorrhage after adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy in children in own material]. (United States)

    Zielnik-Jurkiewicz, Beata; Rakowska, Magdalena


    Hypertophy of pharyngeal tonsil and palatine tonsils is the most common cause of nasal obstruction in children. When the obstruction of the nasopharynx causes recurrent infections of upper respiratory tract, chronic otitis media secretoria or sleep apnoea, then adenoidectomy with or without tonsillectomy is indicated. The purpose of the study was analysis of postoperative hemorrhage after adenoidectomy with or without tonsillectomy. The influent of frequent infections of upper respiratory tract, disorders of blood clotting, chronic diseases, seasons of the year, operation time and general anesthesia on postoperative hemorrhage was estimated. A group of 1184 children after adenoidectomy with or without tonsillectomy was studied. Postoperative hemorrhage occurred in 59 children (4.98%). Early bleeding was frequently occurred after adenotonsillectomy and late bleeding after adenoidectomy. There was relationship between the time of general anesthesia and incidences of postoperative bleeding. Food or inhalation allergy, recurrent infections of upper respiratory tract and male sex are risk factors of postoperative hemorrhage after adenoidectomy with or without tonsillectomy.

  11. Trans-oral endoscopic partial adenoidectomy does not worsen the speech after cleft palate repair. (United States)

    Abdel-Aziz, Mosaad; Khalifa, Badawy; Shawky, Ahmed; Rashed, Mohammed; Naguib, Nader; Abdel-Hameed, Asmaa


    Adenoid hypertrophy may play a role in velopharyngeal closure especially in patients with palatal abnormality; adenoidectomy may lead to velopharyngeal insufficiency and hyper nasal speech. Patients with cleft palate even after repair should not undergo adenoidectomy unless absolutely needed, and in such situations, conservative or partial adenoidectomy is performed to avoid the occurrence of velopharyngeal insufficiency. Trans-oral endoscopic adenoidectomy enables the surgeon to inspect the velopharyngeal valve during the procedure. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of transoral endoscopic partial adenoidectomy on the speech of children with repaired cleft palate. Twenty children with repaired cleft palate underwent transoral endoscopic partial adenoidectomy to relieve their airway obstruction. The procedure was completely visualized with the use of a 70° 4mm nasal endoscope; the upper part of the adenoid was removed using adenoid curette and St. Claire Thompson forceps, while the lower part was retained to maintain the velopharyngeal competence. Preoperative and postoperative evaluation of speech was performed, subjectively by auditory perceptual assessment, and objectively by nasometric assessment. Speech was not adversely affected after surgery. The difference between preoperative and postoperative auditory perceptual assessment and nasalance scores for nasal and oral sentences was insignificant (p=0.231, 0.442, 0.118 respectively). Transoral endoscopic partial adenoidectomy is a safe method; it does not worsen the speech of repaired cleft palate patients. It enables the surgeon to strictly inspect the velopharyngeal valve during the procedure with better determination of the adenoidal part that may contribute in velopharyngeal closure. Copyright © 2015 Associação Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia e Cirurgia Cérvico-Facial. Published by Elsevier Editora Ltda. All rights reserved.

  12. Indications of Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy in Dr. Hasan Sadikin General Hospital Bandung

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    Dini Atiyah


    Full Text Available Background: Tonsillectomy is the intervention to take out the palatine tonsils either whole or sub capsular, while adenoidectomy is the intervention of extraction of the adenoid gland which is commonly done with curettage method. Both interventions are done to eliminate repeated infections and also obstructions due to inflammation and hypertrophy of the tonsils and adenoids. This study was conducted to examine the indications of tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy in the Departement of Otorhinolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery Dr. Hasan Sadikin General Hospital Bandung in the period of January 2009–December 2011. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in October–November of 2012 using 207 medical records of patients who had tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy executed in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery Dr. Hasan Sadikin General Hospital, Bandung in the period of January 2009–December 2011. Data collected were age, gender, main complaint, tonsil size, history of repeated infections, history of snoring as well as of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS. The indication for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy such as infection, obstruction and neoplasia was selected. Results: The indications of tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy were infection at 106 (51.2% patients, obstruction at 100 (48.3% patients, and neoplasia at 1 (0.05% patient. Conclusions: The most numerous indications for tonsillectomy and tonsilloadenoidectomy in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery Dr. Hasan Sadikin General Hospital were infection.


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    Janez Benedik


    Full Text Available Background: Tonsillectomy is one of the most commonly performed surgical prcedures in childhood. Acute pain after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy can be treated with non-opioid and opioid analgesics. Our hypothesis stated that tramadol iv after induction of anaesthesia has superior analgesic effect compared to acetaminophen.Methods:  In a prospective, randomised study we compared analgesic efficacy of tramadol (group T: 2 mg/kgBW iv and acetaminophen (group A: elixir 15 mg/kgBW before op. procedure in a group of 108 children (age 3-7 years. Exclusion critheria: allergy, liver or kidney failure, epilepsy, febrile convulsions. A standard anaesthetic technique was used: propofol, alfentanil, vecuronium, positive pressure ventilation with 60% nitrous oxide in oxygen. After the procedure each child received acetaminophen suppositories (10 mg/kgBW/4-6h and combined suppositories. Monitoring: vital signs during and after op. procedure, pain intensity on the ward (facial pain score.    Results: There were no significant differences between the two groups in age distribution (mean age 5,2 years, ASA physical status, body weight, operative procedure, pain scores (VAS 6h after operative procedure; group T: 4,21±1,45; group A: 4,06±1,33, oxygen saturation, pulse frequency and the consumption of acetaminophen suppositories. Significant difference was in the consumption of combined suppositories (group T: 1,85±0,79; group A: 1,43±0,69, p=0,003.   Conclusion: Our study has shown, that tramadol is not a superior analgesic for the relief of posttonsillectomy pain in children compared to acetaminophen. 

  14. Airway space changes after nasopharyngeal adenoidectomy in conjunction with Le Fort I osteotomy. (United States)

    Wolford, Larry M; Perez, Daniel; Stevao, Eber; Perez, Enrique


    The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the nasopharyngeal airway changes after transnasal adenoidectomy and to determine whether a specific facial morphologic type is associated with hypertrophied nasopharyngeal adenoids. The nasopharyngeal adenoid tissues are present during childhood but usually spontaneously atrophy by 12 to 14 years of age. However, some patients have hypertrophied nasopharyngeal adenoid tissues that can remain after 14 years of age and can cause dysfunction of the eustachian tubes, cause nasal airway obstruction, affect speech, and adversely alter facial growth. In these cases, nasopharyngeal adenoidectomy could be indicated. In patients requiring orthognathic surgery, the adenoidectomy can be performed using a transnasal approach in conjunction with maxillary Le Fort I osteotomy, eliminating the need for a separate surgical procedure. The records of 40 patients, 27 females and 13 males, with an average age of 16.77 years (range, 13 to 20) who had undergone transnasal adenoidectomy in conjunction with orthognathic surgery that included Le Fort I osteotomy were analyzed. The pre- and postoperative lateral cephalograms were analyzed for airway changes after surgery, with an average interval between surgery and the postoperative radiographs of 7.36 months. The measurements of the airway changes were taken from the junction of the atlas and the base of the skull to the most anterior area of the adenoid tissue before surgery and to the posterior pharyngeal wall postoperatively, parallel to the Frankfort horizontal plane. The maxillary depth, mandibular depth, and occlusal plane angulation measurements were recorded preoperatively to assess the most common skeletal type presenting with hyperplastic nasopharyngeal adenoid tissues. All patients showed an increased airway space after adenoidectomy, with an average improvement of 8.71 mm (range, 3 to 18). Of the 40 patients, 21 were skeletal Class II (ANB >4°), 6 skeletal Class III (ANB 12

  15. Life threatening medullary injury following adenoidectomy and local anesthetic infiltration of the operative bed. (United States)

    Hershman, Eli; Halberthal, Michael; Goldsher, Dorit; Golz, Avishai; Bar-Joseph, Gad


    To draw attention to a rare, life threatening complication of a rather common procedure, namely medullary injury following adenoidectomy and local anesthetic infiltration of the operative bed. Case report. A tertiary pediatric critical care unit. A healthy 7-year-old girl underwent adenoidectomy and local anesthetic infiltration of the adenoid bed with lidocaine and adrenaline. In the recovery room, nystagmus, dysarthria, dyspnea, inability to cough and right hemiparesis were noticed. Because of her inability to remove secretions tracheal intubation was performed, followed by severe, life threatening respiratory failure. Tracheal intubation, hemodynamic support, prolonged mechanical ventilation, nitric oxide, and tracheostomy. In children, local anesthetic infiltration of the adenoid bed may cause life-threatening medullary injury and its routine use should be re-considered.

  16. The impact of tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy on voice: acoustic and aerodynamic assessments. (United States)

    Liu, Xiang; Zheng, Yiqing; Tian, Peng; Yang, Jinshan; Zou, Hua


    To study the objective acoustic assessment and aerodynamic assessment of pediatric patients after tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy. Prospective cohort study. Pediatric patients who had received tonsillectomy in our department since 2011 October to 2012 September were selected as study objects. The acoustic analysis was performed by the Multi-Dimensional Voice Program and aerodynamic examination was performed by Phonatory Aerodynamic System. The preoperative and postoperative (1 month after surgery) data were compared. The postoperative acoustic index had no obvious change compared with the preoperative data. Among the aerodynamic index, postoperative maximum phonation time prolonged and postoperative subglottal pressure decreased comparing with preoperative index. From the aerodynamic point of view, tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy plays a positive role in the improvement of voice production. Copyright © 2015 The Voice Foundation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  17. Chlamydia pneumoniae and typical bacteria occurrence in adenoid in children qualified for adenoidectomy. (United States)

    Bielicka, Anna; Zielnik-Jurkiewicz, Beata; Podsiadły, Edyta; Rogulska, Joanna; Demkow, Urszula


    The ability to occur in a persistent form and to inhibit apoptosis in host cells are the features of Chlamydia pneumoniae which may be associated with adenoid hypertrophy. This study aimed to (1) demonstrate the presence of C. pneumoniae DNA in the adenoid in children qualified for adenoidectomy, (2) evaluate the correlation between the presence of C. pneumoniae in the adenoid and the child's age, the size of adenoid, the incidence of recurrent respiratory tract infections, (3) demonstrate the co-occurrence of C. pneumoniae and typical bacteria in the adenoid tissue. A group of 200 children aged from 2 to 16 years (mean age 6.4) undergoing adenoidectomy from February 2010 to May 2011 were enrolled to the study. Adenoid tissue removed during planned adenoidectomy was analyzed for the presence of C. pneumoniae by real-time PCR and for the presence of typical bacteria by bacteriological culture. Statistical analysis was conducted using SPSS PASW Statistics 18 software. C. pneumoniae was detected in the adenoid in 5.5% of the 200 children. Positive results were obtained most frequently (24.1%, 7/29) in the eldest group (10-16 years). In PCR positive children the degree of choanal narrowing by an adenoid tended to be larger than in PCR negative children. The occurrence of C. pneumoniae in the adenoid was not associated with a presence of a specific typical bacterium. The presence of C. pneumoniae in an adenoid was most frequently detected in the children of 10-16 years qualified for adenoidectomy. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. Improvement in allergic and nonallergic rhinitis: A secondary benefit of adenoidectomy in children. (United States)

    Warman, Meir; Granot, Esther; Halperin, Doron


    Chronic rhinitis (CR) is a common disorder in children. Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a risk factor for CR, and children with AR tend to suffer more from hypertrophic adenoids than do patients with nonallergic rhinitis (NAR). Few studies have addressed the issue of alleviating symptoms of pediatric CR or AR following adenoidectomy alone. We conducted a retrospective chart review to determine whether CR in children improves after adenoidectomy and whether children with AR will benefit more than those with NAR. Charts of 47 children who had undergone adenoidectomy for nasal obstruction and chronic middle ear effusion were reviewed. AR and NAR subgroups were classified based on symptoms, signs, blood IgE, and nasal smear (allergic criteria). Hypertrophic adenoids were graded using the adenoid-to-nasopharyngeal ratio (ANr >0.8). A questionnaire was used to assess the change in chronic rhinitis postoperatively. Improvement in CR was reported in 37 of 47 (79%) children. Patients with AR improved to a higher extent than those with NAR (12 of 14 [86%] vs. 25 of 33 [76%], respectively), but the difference was not statistically significant. A total of 41 lateral postoperative nasopharyngeal x-rays were obtained. The x-rays revealed that 20 of 26 (77%) of patients with ANr >0.8 had complete and 4 of 26 (15%) had partial resolution of symptoms of CR for a total resolution rate of 92%, compared to only a 53% resolution in the ANr 0.8).

  19. The protective effect of adenoidectomy on pediatric tympanostomy tube re-insertions: a population-based birth cohort study.

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    Mao-Che Wang

    Full Text Available Adenoidectomy in conjunction with tympanostomy tube insertion for treating pediatric otitis media with effusion and recurrent acute otitis media has been debated for decades. Practice differed surgeon from surgeon. This study used population-based data to determine the protective effect of adenoidectomy in preventing tympanostomy tube re-insertion and tried to provide more evidence based information for surgeons when they do decision making.Retrospective birth cohort study.This study used the National Health Insurance Research Database for the period 2000-2009 in Taiwan. The tube reinsertion rate and time to tube re-insertion among children who received tympanostomy tubes with or without adenoidectomy were compared. Age stratification analysis was also done to explore the effects of age.Adenoidectomy showed protective effects on preventing tube re-insertion compared to tympanostomy tubes alone in children who needed tubes for the first time (tube re-insertion rate 9% versus 5.1%, p = 0.002 and longer time to re-insertions, p = 0.01, especially those aged over 4 years when they had their first tube surgery. After controlling the effect of age, adenoidectomy reduced the rate of re-insertion by 40% compared to tympanostomy tubes alone (aHR: 0.60; 95% CI: 0.41-0.89. However, the protective effect of conjunction adenoidectomy was not obvious among children with a second tympanostomy tube insertion. Children who needed their first tube surgery at the age 2-4 years were most prone to have tube re-insertions, followed by the age group of 4-6 years.Adenoidectomy has protective effect in preventing tympanostomy tube re-insertions compared to tympanostomy tubes alone, especially for children older than 4 years old and who needed tubes for the first time. Nonetheless, clinicians should still weigh the pros and cons of the procedure for their pediatric patients.

  20. Hot saline irrigation for control of intraoperative bleeding in adenoidectomy: a randomized controlled trial. (United States)

    Ozmen, Süay; Ozmen, Omer Afşin


    To investigate the efficiency of hot (50 degrees C) saline irrigation for hemostasis after adenoidectomy. A prospective, controlled, randomized study to investigate hot saline solution in hemostasis of adenoidectomy. A tertiary care pediatric hospital. A group of 120 children, undergoing adenoidectomy alone, were randomized into two groups, either the room-temperature (25 degrees C) or 50 degrees C saline group, at the start of the operation. One hundred and twenty consecutive patients were enrolled in the study. Age ranged from 1.5 to nine years (mean +/- SD: 4.5 +/- 1.9 years vs 4.9 +/- 1.8 years, 25 degrees C vs 50 degrees C saline groups). There were 36 males and 24 females in the control group (25 degrees C saline group), and 30 males and 30 females in the 50 degrees C saline group. Compared to patients in the control group, 50 degrees C saline reduced the operative time by 3.1 minutes (95% confidence interval [CI] 1.79-4.41, P = 0.001) and reduced the time for hemostasis by 1.77 minutes (95% CI 0.83-2.70, P = 0.008). The present study demonstrated that the 50 degrees C saline irrigation was more effectual for postadenoidectomy hemostasis in comparison to room-temperature (25 degrees C) saline irrigation by providing a lesser hemostasis time and requiring lesser need of recurettage and electrocauterization. Copyright 2010 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.


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    Sudeep Madisetti


    Full Text Available BACKGROUND Adenoidal hypertrophy is one of the common pathological condition in the paediatric population. Adenoid hypertrophy manifests as bilateral nasal obstruction, rhinorrhea, cough, snoring, hyponasal speech and sleep apnoea. At present, complications and sequelae of adenoidectomy (i.e., alteration of the immunological system, postoperative bleeding and recurrence of adenoids are object of criticism. For this reason, research was conducted to test the efficacy of topical nasal steroids in decreasing the severity of nasal symptoms and adenoidal mass. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective, controlled study includes 60 children between the ages of 3-12 yrs. who presented with symptoms of adenoid hypertrophy. The study group (33 subjects underwent course of antibiotic therapy (amoxicillin and potassium clavulanate/cefpodoxime proxetil/cefuroxime axetil along with mometasone furoate nasal spray 50 mcg in each nostril (100 mcg/day once daily for 6 weeks, whereas the control group (27 subjects treated symptomatically with course of antibiotic therapy and saline nasal drops. We assessed the effectiveness of intranasal corticosteroids for improving nasal airway obstruction, thus reducing the need for adenoidectomy. RESULTS We tested the efficacy of Mometasone Furoate (MF monohydrate to improve the symptom scores of patients with adenoid hypertrophy. 60 children (3-12 years old were enrolled in a prospective, controlled, clinical study. At the end of the trial, symptom scores improved significantly in the steroid group, while no significant improvements were observed in control patients. CONCLUSION Usage of nasal steroid spray is safe and well tolerated in children. Intranasal steroid therapy can be considered as a treatment option in children with adenoid hypertrophy and in patients who are not willing to undergo or are contraindicated for surgery. In case of failure of intranasal steroidal therapy, adenoidectomy remains the procedure of choice.

  2. Técnica de correção de hipernasalidade causada por adenoidectomia Management of hipernasality caused by adenoidectomy

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    Patrícia Junqueira


    Full Text Available A tonsila faríngea quando aumentada, pode causar obstrução nas vias aéreas superiores e levar à respiração bucal de suplência¹. Em alguns casos adenoidectomia e/ou adenoamigdalectomia são indicadas para remoção do fator obstrutivo, possibilitando a respiração nasal. Temos observado que algumas crianças mesmo sem apresentar queixas e/ou alterações vocais no período pré-operatório, desenvolvem uma qualidade vocal hipernasal após adenoidectomia12. Este artigo tem como objetivo descrever um caso de hipernasalidade após adenoidectomia e relatar o tratamento fonoaudiológico, bem como, os possíveis riscos e seqüelas após o procedimento cirúrgico.Hipertrophic adenoid is a frequent cause of obstruction of the upper respiratory tract and may lead to a mouth breathing condition. in some cases, surgical procedures such as adenoidectomy and or tonsillectomy are necessary to reestablish the nasal breathing. We have observed that following adenoidectomy, many children present with vocal hipernasality, even when there is no previous history or complains. In this paper, the authors describe a case of severe hipernasality following adenoidectomy, as well as detailed steps of the speech therapy approach. The risks and sequelae of this vocal condition related to adenoidectomy are also discussed.

  3. Anesthetic management of adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy assisted by low-temperature plasma technology in children

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    Meng-meng LI


    Full Text Available Objective To explore the anesthetic management strategy in children undergoing adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy using low-temperature plasma technology. Methods Sixty ASA status I children scheduled for adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy with plasma technology in the First Affiliated Hospital of General Hospital of PLA from September to December of 2013 were enrolled in this study. After induction with propofol, sufentanil and cisatracurium, the children were randomly divided into combined inhalation and intravenous anesthesia group (CIIA group, n=30 and total intravenous anesthesia group (TIVA group, n=30. In CIIA group, anesthesia was maintained with continuous infusion of propofol and remifentanil combined with sevoflurane inhalation during the surgery. In TIVA group, anesthesia was maintained only with continuous infusion of propofol and remifentanil. The hemodynamic changes and time for extubation and leaving operating room were recorded, and the emergence agitation was assessed using Pediatric Anesthesia Emergence Delirium (PAED scale. Results There was no significant difference in hemodynamic changes between the two groups (P>0.05. The total dosages of propofol and remifentanil in TIVA group [10.5±3.4 mg/(kg.h and 16.1±5.3μg/(kg.h, respectively] were significantly higher than those of CIIA group [6.6±2.8 mg/(kg.h, 10.4±4.2 μg/(kg.h, P<0.05]. The times for extubation and leaving operating room were significantly shorter in TIVA group (8.8±3.7min, 6.2±2.9min than in CIIA group (19.8±4.3 min, 13.7±5.2 min, P<0.05, and the rate of emergence agitation during the recovery period in TIVA group (1/30 was significantly less than that in CIIA group (9/30, P<0.05. Conclusion  Total intravenous anesthesia with tracheal intubation could shorten the recovery time and lessen the emergence agitation during the recovery period, and it may be used as a safe, feasible and convenient anesthetic strategy for adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy with

  4. Obstructive sleep apnea: a polysomnographic study of sleep apnea before and after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. (United States)

    Weninger, M; Saletu, B; Popow, C; Götz, M; Haschke, F


    We report about polysomnographic studies including EEG, EOG, EMG, ECG, measurement of oropharyngeal airflow, recording of chest wall movements and transcutaneous measurements of pO2 and pCO2 in a 4-year-old girl with severe obstructive sleep apnea. Her sleep profile was characterized by a disturbed cyclic pattern of sleep stages with onset of sleep at stage 4, shortening of REM-sleep periods and of sleep stages 1 and 2, and an increased quantity of sleep stage 4. The total time spent in apneic episodes was 11.3% of the total sleep period (only obstructive events). Apneic attacks were recorded mainly in REM and light NREM sleep states. Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy resulted in marked improvement without further evidence of abnormal sleeping pattern or of sleep apneas.

  5. Grisel Syndrome Following Adenoidectomy: Surgical Management in a Case with Delayed Diagnosis. (United States)

    Spennato, Pietro; Nicosia, Giancarlo; Rapanà, Armando; Cicala, Domenico; Donnianni, Tiziana; Scala, Silvana; Aliberti, Ferdinando; Cinalli, Giuseppe


    Grisel syndrome is a nontraumatic rotatory subluxation of the atlantoaxial joint, following nasopharyngeal inflammation or ear, nose, and throat (ENT) procedures. The syndrome should be suspected in cases of persistent neck pain and stiffness, especially after ENT surgical procedures. The primary treatment of early detected Grisel syndrome is conservative. If conservative treatment fails to achieve a stable reduction or it is followed by neurologic symptoms, arthrodesis of the first and second cervical vertebrae is indicated. We report the case of a 9-year-old boy who developed Grisel syndrome after adenoidectomy and was treated with C1-C3 internal fixation and fusion. A 9-year-old boy was referred to our hospital with a 3-month history of painful torticollis, which appeared 4 days after adenoidectomy. The patient underwent a neuroimaging study that documented the presence of atlantoaxial rotatory subluxation. The patient underwent C1-C3 internal fixation and fusion, using lateral masses and laminar and pars interarticularis screws. On the third postoperative day he was mobilized with a rigid collar. Postoperative computed tomography scans showed the resolution of rotational deformity and a solid fusion. Early treatment of Grisel syndrome is of utmost importance to avoid neurologic complications and surgical intervention. In a patient with torticollis following ENT procedures, Grisel syndrome should be always suspected. In case of failure of conservative treatment or in case of delayed diagnosis, rigid C1-C2 or C1-C2-C3 fixation is a straightforward and valid surgical technique, even in children, because it provides immediate spinal stability in all planes at the atlantoaxial complex, avoiding the need for prolonged rigid external bracing. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. Comparisons of thyroid hormone, intelligence, attention, and quality of life in children with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome before and after endoscopic adenoidectomy. (United States)

    Feng, Hui-Wei; Jiang, Tao; Zhang, Hong-Ping; Wang, Zhe; Zhang, Hai-Ling; Zhang, Hui; Chen, Xue-Mei; Fan, Xian-Liang; Tian, Yu-Dong; Jia, Tao


    Objective. The aim of this study was to compare the differences in thyroid hormone, intelligence, attention, and quality of life (QoL) of children with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) before and after endoscopic adenoidectomy. Method. A total of 35 OSAHS children (21 males and 14 females with a mean age of 6.81 ± 1.08 years) were included in this study for analyzing the levels of thyroid hormone, intelligence, attention, and QoL. There were 22 children underwent endoscopic adenoidectomy with bilateral tonsillectomy (BT), while the other 13 children who underwent endoscopic adenoidectomy without bilateral tonsillectomy without BT. Results. Our results revealed no significant difference in serum free triiodothyronine (FT3), free thyroxine (FT4), and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels in OSAHS children before and after endoscopic adenoidectomy (all P > 0.05). However, there were significant differences in full-scale intelligence quotient (FIQ) (92.45 ± 5.88 versus 106.23 ± 7.39, P attention (98.48 ± 8.74 versus 106.87 ± 8.58, P attention, and QoL of OSAHS children may be significantly improved after endoscopic adenoidectomy.

  7. Implementation of a perioperative surgical home protocol for pediatric patients presenting for adenoidectomy. (United States)

    Raman, Vidya T; Tumin, Dmitry; Uffman, Joshua; Thung, Arlyne K; Burrier, Candice; Jatana, Kris R; Elmaraghy, Charles; Tobias, Joseph D


    , and 10 for other non specified reasons such as tonsillectomy added, sibling with surgery, and incorrect documentation). Therefore, a total of 126 were eligible for PPSH (male/female = 69/57; age 22 ± 4 months). The comparison group included 1,029 children (male/female = 645/384; age 22 ± 7 months of age) undergoing adenoidectomy who were not evaluated for PPSH inclusion. Of the 126 PPSH participants included in the analysis, 27 were excluded at some point during the pathway. Nine cases experienced oxygen desaturation, laryngospasm, or required supplemental oxygen. Noncompliance with the protocol was noted in 5 cases, parental concerns were noted in 17 cases, and there were concerns from the pediatric anesthesiologist or otolaryngologist in 5 cases. In the comparison group, hospital length of stay was significantly longer than in the PSH group (page from 16 to 35 months of age, undergoing adenoidectomy either alone or with tympanostomy tube insertion by protocolizing care, collaborating among care providers, and educating families. With this process in place, a significant percentage of these patients who were previously admitted were discharged home the same day of surgery. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  8. Tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies do not prevent the onset of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with group A streptococcus. (United States)

    Murphy, Tanya K; Lewin, Adam B; Parker-Athill, E Carla; Storch, Eric A; Mutch, P Jane


    In children presenting with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and/or tics, especially those with a temporal association with streptococcal pharyngitis (eg, Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcus), there is speculation about whether tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy might improve the child's neuropsychiatric course. Our objective was to examine whether removal of the tonsils and/or adenoids impacted streptococcal antibody titers, the timing of onset of OCD and/or tics and the clinical severity of these symptoms. Study participants (N = 112; average age = 9.2 ± 2.4; 44 women) were recruited as part of a prospective investigation of neuropsychiatric phenomena with temporal association to streptococcal pharyngitis and examined by family history, diagnostic interview, physical examination, medical record review, psychological testing and streptococcal antibodies and divided into surgical or nonsurgical groups. The surgical group consisted of children having previously had a tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy (n = 32). The remaining children were categorized as nonsurgical group (n = 76). Measures of OCD and tic severity, streptococcal antibody titers and Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcus classification were compared between both groups. There were no significant differences as determined by streptococcal antibody titers, Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcus classification and OCD or tic severity between the surgical and nonsurgical groups. Most participants had surgery before the onset of neuropsychiatric symptoms and surgery did not affect symptomology. Streptococcal antibodies and neuropsychiatric symptom severity did not differ on the basis of surgical status. From these data, we cannot infer that tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy are likely to impact positively the course of OCD/tics or streptococcal antibody concentrations.

  9. A cost-effectiveness analysis of coagulation testing prior to tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy in children. (United States)

    Cooper, James D; Smith, Kenneth J; Ritchey, A Kim


    The American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology recommends pre-operative coagulation testing only when indicated by history or physical exam. Nevertheless, many surgeons test all children scheduled for tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy (T&A). Studies of pre-operative screening have had conflicting results. A decision analysis model was constructed to address the costs and health outcome states of pre-operative screening strategies in children. A 14-day Markov model evaluated three strategies: (1) test all children for coagulation disorders; (2) test only those children with a pertinent history; and (3) perform no pre-operative testing. A literature search and a review of national databases estimated probabilities, costs, and utility data. Parameters then were varied widely in sensitivity analyses. Using a societal perspective and a cycle length of 1 day, we compared the strategies based on total costs and quality-adjusted life years (QALYs). Total costs for the strategies were $3,200 for testing all children, $3,083 for testing only those with a history finding, and $3,077 for not testing. Total utilities were 0.02579, 0.02654, and 0.02659 QALYs, respectively. Cost-effectiveness ratios were most sensitive to variation in the cost of post-operative care and the probability of post-operative bleeding. The strategy of not testing was dominant in all sensitivity analyses. Our results demonstrate that not performing preoperative testing is the most cost-effective strategy. This was persistent in sensitivity analyses, indicating that the model was robust. These data may be helpful to institutions and organizations to formulate policies regarding pre-operative coagulation for children without previous diagnoses of bleeding disorders.

  10. Nasopharyngeal and Adenoid Colonization by Haemophilus influenzae and Haemophilus parainfluenzae in Children Undergoing Adenoidectomy and the Ability of Bacterial Isolates to Biofilm Production. (United States)

    Kosikowska, Urszula; Korona-Głowniak, Izabela; Niedzielski, Artur; Malm, Anna


    Haemophili are pathogenic or opportunistic bacteria often colonizing the upper respiratory tract mucosa. The prevalence of Haemophilus influenzae (with serotypes distribution), and H. parainfluenzae in the nasopharynx and/or the adenoid core in children with recurrent pharyngotonsillitis undergoing adenoidectomy was assessed. Haemophili isolates were investigated for their ability to biofilm production.Nasopharyngeal swabs and the adenoid core were collected from 164 children who underwent adenoidectomy (2-5 years old). Bacteria were identified by the standard methods. Serotyping of H. influenzae was performed using polyclonal and monoclonal antisera. Biofilm formation was detected spectrophotometrically using 96-well microplates and 0.1% crystal violet.Ninety seven percent (159/164) children who underwent adenoidectomy were colonized by Haemophilus spp. The adenoid core was colonized in 99.4% (158/159) children, whereas the nasopharynx in 47.2% (75/159) children (P influenzae were identified, in 22.6% (36/159) children only (nonencapsulated) H. influenzae NTHi (nonencapsulated) isolates were present, whereas 7.5% (12/159) children were colonized by both types. 14.5% (23/159) children were colonized by untypeable (rough) H. influenzae. In 22% (35/159) children H. influenzae serotype d was isolated. Totally, 192 isolates of H. influenzae, 96 isolates of H. parainfluenzae and 14 isolates of other Haemophilus spp. were selected. In 20.1% (32/159) children 2 or 3 phenotypically different isolates of the same species (H. influenzae or H. parainfluenzae) or serotypes (H. influenzae) were identified in 1 child. 67.2% (129/192) isolates of H. influenzae, 56.3% (54/96) isolates of H. parainfluenzae and 85.7% (12/14) isolates of other Haemophilus spp. were positive for biofilm production. Statistically significant differences (P = 0.0029) among H. parainfluenzae biofilm producers and nonproducers in the adenoid core and the nasopharynx were detected.H. influenzae and H

  11. Comparison of lingual tonsil size as depicted on MR imaging between children with obstructive sleep apnea despite previous tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy and normal controls

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    Fricke, Bradley L. [Cincinnati Children' s Hospital Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Cincinnati, OH (United States); Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Atlanta, GA (United States); Donnelly, Lane F. [Cincinnati Children' s Hospital Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Cincinnati, OH (United States); Cincinnati Children' s Hospital Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati, OH (United States); Shott, Sally R. [Cincinnati Children' s Hospital Medical Center, Division of Otolaryngology, Cincinnati, OH (United States); Kalra, Maninder; Poe, Stacy A.; Chini, Barbara A.; Amin, Raouf S. [Cincinnati Children' s Hospital Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati, OH (United States)


    Cine MRI has become a useful tool in the evaluation of patients with persistent obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) despite previous surgical intervention and in patients with underlying conditions that render them susceptible to multilevel airway obstruction. Findings on cine MRI studies have also increased our understanding of the mechanisms and anatomic causes of OSA in children. To compare lingual tonsil size between children with OSA and a group of normal controls. In addition, a subanalysis was made of the group of children with OSA comparing lingual tonsils between children with and without underlying Down syndrome. Children with persistent OSA despite previous palatine tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy and controls without OSA underwent MR imaging with sagittal fast spin echo inversion-recovery images, and lingual tonsils were categorized as nonperceptible at imaging or present and measurable. When present, lingual tonsils were measured in the maximum anterior-posterior diameter. If lingual tonsils were greater than 10 mm in diameter and abutting both the posterior border of the tongue and the posterior pharyngeal wall, they were considered markedly enlarged. There were statistically significant differences between the OSA and control groups for the presence vs. nonvisualization of lingual tonsils (OSA 33% vs. control 0%, P=0.0001) and mean diameter of the lingual tonsils (OSA 9.50 mm vs. control 0.0 mm, P=0.00001). Within the OSA group, there were statistically significant differences between children with and without Down syndrome for the three lingual tonsil width categories (P=0.0070) and occurrence of markedly enlarged lingual tonsils (with Down syndrome 35% vs. without Down syndrome 3%, P=0.0035). Enlargement of the lingual tonsils is relatively common in children with persistent obstructive sleep apnea after palatine tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. This is particularly true in patients with Down syndrome. (orig.)

  12. Comparison of lingual tonsil size as depicted on MR imaging between children with obstructive sleep apnea despite previous tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy and normal controls

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    Cine MRI has become a useful tool in the evaluation of patients with persistent obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) despite previous surgical intervention and in patients with underlying conditions that render them susceptible to multilevel airway obstruction. Findings on cine MRI studies have also increased our understanding of the mechanisms and anatomic causes of OSA in children. To compare lingual tonsil size between children with OSA and a group of normal controls. In addition, a subanalysis was made of the group of children with OSA comparing lingual tonsils between children with and without underlying Down syndrome. Children with persistent OSA despite previous palatine tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy and controls without OSA underwent MR imaging with sagittal fast spin echo inversion-recovery images, and lingual tonsils were categorized as nonperceptible at imaging or present and measurable. When present, lingual tonsils were measured in the maximum anterior-posterior diameter. If lingual tonsils were greater than 10 mm in diameter and abutting both the posterior border of the tongue and the posterior pharyngeal wall, they were considered markedly enlarged. There were statistically significant differences between the OSA and control groups for the presence vs. nonvisualization of lingual tonsils (OSA 33% vs. control 0%, P=0.0001) and mean diameter of the lingual tonsils (OSA 9.50 mm vs. control 0.0 mm, P=0.00001). Within the OSA group, there were statistically significant differences between children with and without Down syndrome for the three lingual tonsil width categories (P=0.0070) and occurrence of markedly enlarged lingual tonsils (with Down syndrome 35% vs. without Down syndrome 3%, P=0.0035). Enlargement of the lingual tonsils is relatively common in children with persistent obstructive sleep apnea after palatine tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. This is particularly true in patients with Down syndrome. (orig.)

  13. Association between tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, and appendicitis Asociación entre amigdalectomía, adenoidectomía y apendicitis

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    Full Text Available Introduction: tonsillectomy, with or without adenoidectomy, is one of the most frequent surgical procedures generally performed, especially in young patients. Several studies suggest that there is a relationship between tonsillectomy and altered MALT immune system. Objective: to examine the possible association between tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy and the risk of subsequent appendicitis. Material and method: a cross-sectional study was performed in 650 patients admitted to the emergency department of a general hospital in Valencia, Spain. Previous history of tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy was related to a history of appendectomy. A descriptive study and an analysis of the relationship between previous operations and appendicitis was performed. A multivariable analysis controlled for age and sex was also performed, including the possible interaction of the gender variable. The independent effect of each of the procedures (tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy was tested. Results: the 25.5% of patients had undergone tonsillectomy and 11.5% adenoidectomy; 17.5% had had an appendectomy. On average, women were operated on more frequently than men. In the bivariate analysis, both tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy were significantly associated with subsequent appendectomy. In the multivariate analysis, this association was only maintained for tonsillectomy (OR: 3.23; 95% CI: 2.11-4.94. A stratified analysis controlling for sex showed a modification of this effect, with a higher association in women (OR: 5.20; 95% CI: 2.91-9.28 than in men (OR: 1.74; 95% CI: 0.90-3.39. Conclusions: a clear association has been found, especially in women, between previous tonsillectomy and subsequent acute appendicitis. Due to a lack of data on acute appendicitis there should be further studies to explain the findings of this study, as this could be the first described risk factor of acute appendicitis.Introducción: la amigdalectomía, sola o acompañada de adenoidectom

  14. The effect of ketamine versus fentanyl on the incidence of emergence agitation after sevoflurane anesthesia in pediatric patients undergoing tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy

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    Full Text Available Background: Emergence agitation (EA has been documented as a common side-effect of sevoflurane anesthesia. This prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was designed to compare the effects of ketamine versus fentanyl, administered 10 min before the end of surgery on the development of EA. Methods: A total of 120 children aged 3-7 years of American Society of Anesthesiologists I-II physical status were randomly assigned to one of three equal groups receiving either ketamine 0.5 mg/kg (Group K, fentanyl 1 μg/kg (Group F or saline (Group C at 10 min before the end of surgery. Post-operative EA was assessed with Aono′′s four point scale. Recovery times, the post-operative pain and adverse reactions were assessed. Results: There was no significant difference between the three groups regarding recovery and discharge times from post-anesthesia care unit. The incidence of EA was significantly low in Group K and Group F (15% and 17.5%, respectively compared to the control group (42.5%, with no significant difference between Group K and Group F. There were no significant differences in Children′s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Pain Scale between the three groups. The incidence of nausea or vomiting was significantly more in Group F compared to that in other two groups. However, no complications such as somnolence, oxygen desaturation or respiratory depression occurred during the study period and there were no episodes of hallucinations or bad dreams in the ketamine group. Conclusion: The intravenous administration of either ketamine 0.5 mg/kg or fentanyl 1 μg/kg before the end of surgery in sevoflurane-anesthetized children undergoing tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy reduces the incidence of post-operative agitation without delaying emergence.

  15. Comparison of benzydamine hydrochloride and Salvia officinalis as an adjuvant local treatment to systemic nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug in controlling pain after tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, or both: an open-label, single-blind, randomized clinical trial

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    Conclusions: In this clinical trial of children and adults who underwent tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, or both, BNZD, as an adjuvant to an NSAID, was more effective than SO in controlling postoperative pain and infection. The pain-reducing effect of BNZD was of quick onset and persisted for 1 week after surgery. The safety profile of BNZD was comparable to that of SO, with the exception of postoperative infection in adults, for which BNZD was more efficacious. In particular, the use of BNZD was not associated with a high risk for early postoperative hemorrhage.

  16. Comparison of benzydamine hydrochloride and Salvia officinalis as an adjuvant local treatment to systemic nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug in controlling pain after tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, or both: an open-label, single-blind, randomized clinical trial. (United States)

    Lalićević, Sinisa; Djordjević, Ivan


    Benzydamine hydrochloride (BNZD) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used in an oral rinse formulation as an adjuvant to other NSAIDs in controlling postoperative pain after tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, or both. Salvia officinalis (SO) is a topically applied herbal preparation frequently used for the same indication. Pain, bleeding, and infection are the most common postoperative complications of tonsillectomy. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and tolerability of BNDZ with those of SO as adjuvant treatments in controlling postoperative pain. This open-label, single-blind, randomized clinical trial was conducted at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Clinical Hospital Center "Dr. Dragiša Mišović-Dedinje" (Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro). Pediatric and adult patients undergoing tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, or both were enrolled. Patients were randomized to receive BNZD or SO, in addition to ibuprofen 20 mg/kg·d (children) or diclofenac 100 mg/d (adults). The primary end point was the proportion of patients with mild or no pain on postoperative days 1, 2, 4, and 7. Secondary end points were the incidences of infection, hemorrhage, and other adverse events. A total of 420 patients were enrolled (217 females, 203 males; 278 children, 142 adults; mean [SD] age, 6.2 [2.1] years [children] and 24.1 [9.8] years [adults] [range, 3-45 years]). One hundred thirty-eight children received BNZD; 140 received SO (both in addition to ibuprofen 20 mg/kg·d). Seventy-two adults received BNZD; 70 received SO (both in addition to diclofenac 100 mg/d). A significantly lower proportion of children treated with adjuvant BNZD experienced moderate or severe pain than those treated with SO at each time point (P safety profile of BNZD was comparable to that of SO, with the exception of postoperative infection in adults, for which BNZD was more efficacious. In particular, the use of BNZD was not associated with a high risk for early postoperative

  17. Negative Pressure Pulmonary Oedema Following Adenoidectomy ...

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    threatening complication of laryngospasm that occurs during or after general anaesthesia. It is a complication of poorly treated or unrecognized laryngospasm occurring at extubation or later in the postoperative period. Objective: To emphasize ...

  18. Indications for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy: Our experience

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    Apr 13, 2013 ... relatively ineffective and often an unjustified procedure. An audit was carried out to strengthen the argument that tonsillectomy was a valid treatment, the audit reported that 85% of the patients had all the essential criteria/ indications documented, necessitating these procedures. It then concluded that these ...

  19. Perfil psicológico de crianças submetidas a adenoidectomia e/ou amigdalectomia no pré e pós-operatório Pre and postoperative psychological profile of children submitted to adenoidectomy and/or tonsillectomy

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    Ilana Fukuchi


    Full Text Available A adenoidectomia e/ou amigdalectomia são os procedimentos cirúrgicos mais realizados na Otorrinolaringologia. Traumas psicológicos infantis podem ser decorrentes das cirurgias ou da anestesia. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a assistência pré-operatória dada aos pacientes pelo perfil psicológico das crianças e de seus responsáveis, no pré e pós-operatório. TIPO DE ESTUDO: Clínico retrospectivo. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Realizou-se um levantamento dos prontuários dos pacientes (entre 2 e 12 anos submetidos à adenoidectomia e/ou amigdalectomia de fevereiro a dezembro de 2003 e analisado o Protocolo de Assistência Psicológica Breve aplicado a esses pacientes e responsáveis. RESULTADO: Do total de 78 pacientes, 32 (41,0% se encontravam na faixa etária pré-escolar e 46 (59,0% em idade escolar. O sentimento predominante na idade pré-escolar foi o medo (59,4%, enquanto na escolar e de seus familiares foi a confiança: 63,0% e 48,72%, respectivamente. Quanto à expectativa do resultado cirúrgico tanto as crianças (73,08% quanto seus familiares (96,15% demonstraram otimismo. O temperamento emocional introvertido foi observado na maioria das crianças (52,56% e dos acompanhantes (51,28%. A reação emocional delas e dos acompanhantes foi de tranqüilidade: 68,18% e 97,73%, respectivamente, no pós-operatório imediato. Todas as crianças encontraram-se, num parecer psicológico final, sem contra-indicações para a cirurgia. CONCLUSÃO: Independente do sentimento predominante ou do temperamento emocional, uma assistência pré-operatória faz-se necessária. Devemos ter um programa educacional contendo uma descrição verbal do procedimento juntamente com as sensações a serem experimentadas, associadas à interação dos pais com as crianças, visando diminuir o nível de ansiedade, a resposta ao estresse cirúrgico e possíveis seqüelas pós-operatórias.Adenoidectomy and/or tonsillectomy are the most frequent surgeries in otorhinolaryngology

  20. ADENOIDECTOMY/TONSILLECTOMY – Is the Clotting Profile ...

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    findings that could suggest bleeding disorders, values of prothrombin/activated partial thromboplastin time and ... history, complete blood count, platelet level and .... References. 1. Hartnick CJ, Ruben RJ. Preoperative coagulation studies prior to tonsillectomy. Arch Otolaryngol. Head Neck Surg 2000; 126: 684 – 688. 2.


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    NPPE, Negative Pressure Pulmonary Oedema; PEEP, Positive End Expiratory Pressure; SpO2, Oxygen Saturation. Negative Pressure Pulmonary Oedema Following Adenoidectomy Under ... RESULTS: Following treatment of upper respiratory tract infection, they had adenoidectomy under general anaesthesia. They all ...

  2. INCIDENCE OF POLIOMYELITIS—The Effect of Tonsillectomy and Other Operations on the Nose and Throat (United States)

    Miller, Alden H.


    A statistical survey was made of all the cases of poliomyelitis occurring in all of Los Angeles County during the three years of 1949, 1950 and 1951 in an attempt to determine the effect of operations on the nose and throat on the incidence of poliomyelitis. Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy were the only operations noted with any degree of frequency. Yet, in the total of 3,601 cases of poliomyelitis that occurred in this three-year period there were only 20 (0.55 per cent) in which the patient had had recent tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. The incidence of this disease in patients who had had tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy was compared with the “expected” incidence as determined from the incidence in other patients, in the same age group. There was no significant difference between actual and expected incidence even during the summer months when most cases of poliomyelitis occurred. The same was true with regard to recently tonsillectomized patients in the epidemic months of July through October. In a separate survey of 675 patients with poliomyelitis, it was noted that only 30 per cent ever had had tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy. Inasmuch as it is estimated that one of every three persons in the general young population nowadays has had tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, this figure is no more or less than could be expected. PMID:12978882


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    Full Text Available This study presents the treatment of 68 children with secretory otitis media. Children underwent adenoid vegetations, nasal speech, conductive hearing loss, ventilation disturbance in Eustachian tube. In all children adenoidectomy was indicated.38 boys and 30 girls at the age of 3-17 were divided in two main groups: * 29 children without hypertrophic (enlarged adenoids, * 39 children with enlarged (hypertrophic adenoids.The surgical treatment included insertion of ventilation tubes and adenoidectomy where there where hypertrophic adenoids.Clinical material was analyzed according to hearing threshold, hearing level, middle ear condition estimated by pure tone audiometry and tympanometry before and after treatment. Data concerning both groups were compared.The results indicated that adenoidectomy combined with the ventilation tubes facilitates secretory otitis media heeling as well as decrease of hearing impairments. That enables prompt restoration of the hearing function as an important precondition for development of the language, social, emotional and academic development of children.

  4. Anaesthetic management of paediatric adenotonsillectomy

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    Tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy is one of the most frequent surgical procedures that are carried out globally. There has been an increase in the rate of adenotonsillectomies in recent years. The two most common indications for tonsillectomy are recurrent throat infections and pharyngeal obstruction causing ...

  5. Radiographic adenoid evaluation – suggestion of referral parameters

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    Conclusion: this model was shown to be potentially useful as a screening tool to include patients with, at least, two-thirds adenoid obstruction. Moreover, one of the categorical parameters was demonstrated to be relatively more useful, as well as a potentially safer assessment tool to exclude patients with less than three-quarters obstruction, to be indicated for adenoidectomy.

  6. Tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy versus non-surgical treatment for chronic/recurrent acute tonsillitis

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    Background Surgical removal of the tonsils, with or without adenoidectomy (adeno-/tonsillectomy), is a common ENT operation, but th e indicationsfor surgery are controversial. This is an update of a Cochrane re view first published in The Cochrane Library in Issue 3, 1999 andpreviously updated in

  7. Pediatric Adenotonsillectomy in a Low Resource Setting: Lessons ...

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    suggest that post-operative pain management be streamlined taking into consideration the available analgesics in our setting. KEYWORDS: Adenoidectomy, analgesia, pediatric, tonsillectomy, transfusion. How to cite this article: Ameye SA, Owojuyigbe AM, Adeyemo A,. Adenekan AT, Ouche S. Pediatric adenotonsillectomy ...

  8. Is routine pathological examination required in South African ...

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    pathological findings in the tonsils and/or adenoids of children undergoing tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy, and the incidence of tuberculosis of the tonsils and adenoids; suggest criteria to identify children at risk for adenotonsillar tuberculosis; and investigate the association between HIV and adenotonsillar abnormality ...

  9. Hearing 25 years after surgical treatment of otitis media with effusion in early childhood

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    consecutive children (91 girls and 133 boys) with chronic bilateral OME were enrolled and treated by adenoidectomy, bilateral myringotomy and insertion of a ventilation tube on the right side only. In 2002, a follow-up examination included otomicroscopy and audiometry. Hearing thresholds were compared...

  10. The role of adenoidal obstruction in the pathogenesis of Otitis media ...

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    Background: Although adenoidectomy is generally applied in the treatment of otitis media with effusion (OME), there is still much debate about the role of adenoid in the pathogenesis of OME. The purpose of this study is to determine the incidence of OME in children with obstructive adenoid disease in comparison with ...

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  12. Our experience with pre-operative haemostatic assessment of paediatric patients undergoing adenotonsillectomy at Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi

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    Amali Adekwu


    Full Text Available Background: In 2-4% of all patients requiring adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy, pre-operative screening tests for coagulation disorders are indicated to detect surgical bleeding complications. However, because of cost effect on the patients, the usefulness of these tests is being challenged. We therefore highlight our experience in paediatric patients undergoing adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy or both in our centre. Patients and Methods: This is a 3½-year analysis of the data of 165 paediatric patients who had adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy or both over the study period. The data collected included age, sex, procedure done and detailed clinical bleeding history. Results: A total of 165 children had either adenoidectomy or tonsillectomy, or both. There were 76 males and 89 females giving a male to female ratio of 1:1.2. Their ages ranged from 10 months to 18 years. Eighty-five (51.5% patients had adenotonsillectomy, 48 (29.1% and 32 (19.4% had only tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies, respectively. Only 11 (6.7% families volunteered the history of either prolonged bleeding with minor injury on the skin or occasional slight nose bleeding. Six (3.6% patients including 3 of the children with positive family history had posttonsillectomy bleed, out of which 4 (66.7% were moderate whereas the remaining 2 (33.3% were severe bleeding, which was not statistically significant (P = 0.041. The two cases of severe bleeding had fresh whole blood transfused whereas the rest that had no bleeding issues were discharged home 48 h postoperatively. Conclusion: Our experience in this study suggests that detailed bleeding history is necessary as well as pre-operative haemostatic assessment, if available and affordable for paediatric patients undergoing adenotonsillectomy.

  13. [Grisel's syndrome after otoplasty]. (United States)

    Durst, F; Staudenmaier, R; Pilge, H; Lauen, J; Prodinger, P; Holzapfel, K; Pickhard, A


    Grisel's syndrome is known as a very rare complication of ENT surgery. It is described as non-traumatic atlantoaxial rotatory subluxation, often seen after tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy in children. Therapy is staged according to the Fielding classification. We report the case of a 9-year-old female patient with Grisel's syndrome after otoplasty. The diagnosis was confirmed by CT scan. Manual reposition was performed under general anaesthesia, followed by temporary immobilization with a Minerva orthesis.

  14. The adenoid as a key factor in upper airway infections. (United States)

    van Cauwenberge, P B; Bellussi, L; Maw, A R; Paradise, J L; Solow, B


    The adenoids (and the nasopharynx) play a key role in the normal functioning and in various pathologies of the upper respiratory tract. In this paper the role of adenoidal pathology and the beneficial effect of adenoidectomy in some upper respiratory tract and facial anomalies and diseases are discussed; otitis media with effusion, recurrent acute otitis media, sinusitis, snoring and sleep apnea and abnormal patterns in the midface growth and development.

  15. Day-care versus inpatient pediatric surgery: a comparison of costs incurred by parents.


    Stanwick, R S; Horne, J M; Peabody, D M; Postuma, R


    The cost-effectiveness for parents of day-care pediatric surgery was assessed by comparing time and financial costs associated with two surgical procedures, one (squint repair) performed exclusively as a day-care procedure, the other (adenoidectomy) performed exclusively as an inpatient procedure. All but 1 of 165 eligible families participated. The children underwent surgery between February and July 1981. The day-care surgery group (59 families) incurred average total time costs of 16.1 hou...

  16. Pre- and post-operative application of acoustic rhinometry in children with otitis media with effusion and with or without adenoid hypertrophy-a retrospective analysis. (United States)

    Lai, Dan; Qin, Gang; Pu, Junmei; Liu, Lu; Yang, Yiying


    There is no standardized scheme for preoperative evaluation of adenoid hypertrophy or a consensus on surgical indications for adenoidectomy in children with otitis media with effusion (OME), especially for young children intolerant to nasal endoscopic assessment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and reliability of acoustic rhinometry (AR) in evaluating benefits from adenoidectomy in children with OME. Children with OME who were scheduled for surgical intervention were reviewed and AR tests performed preoperatively and postoperatively. The patients were divided into two groups based on the surgical strategy (Group I: tympanostomy tube placement alone; Group II: tympanostomy tube placement plus adenoidectomy). Correlation and regression analyses were performed to assess the relationship between findings of AR and nasal endoscopy. AR parameters including minimal nasal cross-sectional area (MCA), and nasopharyngeal volume (NPV), as well as scores of subjective symptoms were obtained to evaluate the utility of AR pre- and post-surgery. Sixty-five children aged 4-10 years who met the inclusion criteria were included. No significant differences in gender or age distribution were observed between Group I and Group II. MCA, as well as NPV significantly decreased in Group II when compared with Group I (p = 0.000). A significant inverse correlation was observed between NPV and choanal obstruction ratio in both groups I (r = -0.625, p children with OME, especially in whom preoperative nasal endoscopic examination is not feasible. Additionally, AR can reveal the changes occurring within the nasopharyngeal passage before and after adenoidectomy. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  17. Role of Chlamydia pneumoniae in the pathogenesis of hypertrophy and adenoid tissue inflammation in children. (United States)

    Bielicka, Anna; Zielnik-Jurkiewicz, Beata; Podsiadły, Edyta; Prochorec-Sobieszek, Monika; Rogulska, Joanna; Demkow, Urszula


    A tropism to epithelial cells and lymphocytes, an inhibition of apoptosis in host cells, an ability to occurrence in persistent form resistant to antibiotic treatment are the features of Chlamydia pneumoniae, which can have connection with chronic inflammation of an adenoid tissue and adenoid hypertrophy. This study aimed to (1) detect the C. pneumoniae in an adenoid in children undergoing adenoidectomy, (2) estimate a connection between C. pneumoniae occurrence and the size of adenoid, (3) demonstration in which of adenoid cells C. pneumoniae occurs most often. The examined group consisted of 200 children aged from 2 to 16 years (mean age 6,4) undergoing adenoidectomy. In all children during qualification for adenoidectomy a fiberoscopic examination of the nasopharynx was performed. A part of removed adenoid tissue was analysed by real-time PCR for C. pneumoniae. Adenoids from children with positive PCR examination and from 10 children with negative PCR examination were examined using immunohistochemistry (IHC). C. pneumoniae in the adenoid was present in 5,5% children. Positive results were obtained most frequently (24,14%, 7/29) in the eldest group (10-16 years). A statistical analysis demonstrated the correlation between C. pneumoniae occurrence in an adenoid tissue and the size of adenoid. In immunohistochemistry C. pneumoniae was found the most frequently in lymphocytes and in epithelial cells. A presence of C. pneumoniae in lymphocytes and epithelial cells of the adenoid first of all in older children with adenoid hypertrophy confirms the participation of this bacteria in adenoid pathology.

  18. Does helicobacter pylori have a role in the etiology of adenoid hypertrophy? (United States)

    Aydın, Emine; Aydoğan, Filiz; Taştan, Eren; Arslan, Necmi; Karaca, Gökhan


    To investigate whether there is any association between nasopharyngeal reflux and adenoid hypertrophy in children by using 24-h pH monitoring with dual probe and to determine whether Helicobacter pylori simply colonises in adenoid tissue or it is present there temporarily due to extraesophageal reflux. A prospective study at a tertiary referral center. Thirty-two patients who underwent adenoidectomy, aged ranged between 4 and 13 were included. All children with adenoid hypertrophy underwent 24-h pH monitoring with a dual probe. Proximal probe was placed in the nasopharynx. The presence of nasopharyngeal reflux and gastroesophageal reflux were investigated by 24-h pH monitoring. The presence of H. pylori was investigated in adenoidectomy samples by HP-fast test. Of the 32 patients who underwent adenoidectomy, 5 had nasopharyngeal reflux positivity while 27 patients did not show nasopharyngeal reflux positivity with pH monitorisation. Helicobacter pylori could not be detected in 5 nasopharyngeal reflux positive children while 3 of 27 nasopharyngeal reflux negative children showed H. pylori positivity, one of them in the mucosa and others in the core. This study demonstrated the high incidence of nasopharyngeal reflux and gastroesophageal reflux in adenoid hypertrophy and the possible colonisation of H. pylori in the adenoid tissue. This may change the assesment of children with adenotonsillar hypertrophy in near future. However, more placebo controlled and double blind studies and larger series are still needed to support this hypothesis.

  19. Risk Factors of Otitis Media in Children Associated With Surgical Treatment

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    Aylin Gül


    Full Text Available IntroductionAn analysis of the factors contributing to the risk of repeat ventilation tube placement among patients undergoing ventilation tube placement with adenoidectomy and patients undergoing ventilation tube placement only.MethodologyWe conducted a retrospective review of the medical records of 66 patients ages 3 to 10 who underwent ventilation tube placement only or adenoidectomy plus ventilation tube placement at Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Clinic between January 2011 and January 2013.ResultsThe analysis revealed no significant relationships between the risk factors evaluated and the need for repeated ventilation tube placement. A repeat ventilation tube placement procedure was required in 7.7% of patients in the age 6-10 age group. This rate of incidence was significant relative to the other age groups evaluated.ConclusionsAdenoidectomy during the initial ventilation tube placement procedure may reduce the need for repeat ventilation tube placement in patients of 6 to 10 years of age with otitis media.

  20. [The efficacy of tympanopunction in children with OMS]. (United States)

    Jezewska, Elzbieta; Kukwa, Andrzej; Jabłońska, Joanna; Wozniak, Monika


    Otitis media with effusion is the most frequent cause of conductive hearing impairement (HL) at pediatric age. This entity can be asymptomatic for an important period of time (silent OME). There is a surgical and a nonsurgical approach for OME. In case of failure of conservative treatment of OME the ventilation tube insertion (VT) with adenoidectomy alone or combined with tonsillectomy should be choosed. If the hearing loss is less than 20 dB children are candidates for conservative treatment and myringotomy. From 1999 to 2003, 50 children with bilateral and 9 with unilateral OME underwent the surgical treatment in our ENT Department. Mean age of patient population was 6,8 years. Clinical evaluation of the OME treatment outcome was done in 2004. Surgical procedure involved myringotomy, aspiration of the middle ear effusion, middle ear irrigation with soline solution 0.9 % Sodium Chloride (NaCl) followed by suction of diluted glue. Depo-Medrol (methylprednisolone acetate) was administrated into the middle ear. Our procedure included the management of the upper airways obstruction. Good long-term outcomes after surgical treatment of OME were obtained in 30 patients (79%). In this group of children the upper airways management included adenoidectomy and partial tonsillectomy. 8 children presented poor response to the treatment. In this group the surgical procedure consisted of adenoidectomy and inferior turbinate reduction. Two children presented acute otitis media and improved after conservative treatment. Other children with poor outcome were: a boy who underwent multiple surgical procedures due to laryngotracheal stenosis, a girl who suffered from chondrodysplasia. Remaining two patients presented few months ago aggravation of conductive hearing loss. According to positive familial history they underwent allergical examinations. One boy was planned for readenoidectomy and laser myringotomy, a girl already operated at the age of tree years, was planned for

  1. Accuracy of Internet guidance on pediatric otolaryngology procedures. (United States)

    Acar, Baran; Acar, Mehtap; Ocak, Emre; Kocaöz, Deniz; Koksal, Ali Osman; Karasen, Rıza Murat


    To evaluate the reliability and accuracy of the most visited Internet websites for the frequently performed surgical pediatric otorhinolaryngology procedures. A search was used to determine the top 20 Internet sites for the terms 'adenoidectomy', 'tonsillectomy' and 'ventilation tube surgery'. The DISCERN plus questionnaire was used to score each website. Furthermore, a 'hit list' of reliable and accurate websites was created depending on the most clicked healthcare organizations with corporate identities and the personal websites of the otolaryngologists with academic titles who were members of the Turkish Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. The pages were also investigated as if they were in this list of accurate websites. Of the 60 websites viewed for the terms 'adenoidectomy', 'tonsillectomy' and 'ventilation tube surgery', only 23.3% were matching the list of accurate websites. The mean DISCERN plus score was 35.70 (16-58), 38.02 (16-80) and 39.08 (16-58) for adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy and ventilation tube surgery respectively. There was no significant difference between the three groups (p>0.05). The mean DISCERN plus score for all the websites was 37.37 out of the maximum score of 80. In the light of our results we can conclude that the quality of data on the Internet is not adequate enough to obtain information about the most frequent surgical procedures in pediatric otorhinolaryngology. Clinicians must be aware about this fact and warn the parents about the disinformation which may lead to wrong decisions. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. The adenoid-nasopharynx ratio. Its clinical value in children

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    Zou Mingshun


    To evaluate the clinical usefulness of adenoid-nasopharynx ratio (A/N ratio) measured on nasopharyngeal lateral plain film, 106 clinical cases of secretory otitis media were selected to measure the A/N ratio before treatment. For patients with A/N ratio of 0.50-0.70, the symptoms improved distinctly after conservative treatment, but one half of patients with A/N ratio ≥ 0.71 required adenoidectomy. A/N ratio is a practical and convenient method for evaluation of the adenoid. A/N ratio ≥ 0.71 indicates pathological enlarged adenoid

  3. Adenoid Reservoir for Pathogenic Biofilm Bacteria▿ (United States)

    Nistico, L.; Kreft, R.; Gieseke, A.; Coticchia, J. M.; Burrows, A.; Khampang, P.; Liu, Y.; Kerschner, J. E.; Post, J. C.; Lonergan, S.; Sampath, R.; Hu, F. Z.; Ehrlich, G. D.; Stoodley, P.; Hall-Stoodley, L.


    Biofilms of pathogenic bacteria are present on the middle ear mucosa of children with chronic otitis media (COM) and may contribute to the persistence of pathogens and the recalcitrance of COM to antibiotic treatment. Controlled studies indicate that adenoidectomy is effective in the treatment of COM, suggesting that the adenoids may act as a reservoir for COM pathogens. To investigate the bacterial community in the adenoid, samples were obtained from 35 children undergoing adenoidectomy for chronic OM or obstructive sleep apnea. We used a novel, culture-independent molecular diagnostic methodology, followed by confocal microscopy, to investigate the in situ distribution and organization of pathogens in the adenoids to determine whether pathogenic bacteria exhibited criteria characteristic of biofilms. The Ibis T5000 Universal Biosensor System was used to interrogate the extent of the microbial diversity within adenoid biopsy specimens. Using a suite of 16 broad-range bacterial primers, we demonstrated that adenoids from both diagnostic groups were colonized with polymicrobial biofilms. Haemophilus influenzae was present in more adenoids from the COM group (P = 0.005), but there was no significant difference between the two patient groups for Streptococcus pneumoniae or Staphylococcus aureus. Fluorescence in situ hybridization, lectin binding, and the use of antibodies specific for host epithelial cells demonstrated that pathogens were aggregated, surrounded by a carbohydrate matrix, and localized on and within the epithelial cell surface, which is consistent with criteria for bacterial biofilms. PMID:21307211

  4. Effects of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children as a Result of Adenoid and/or Adenotonsillar Hypertrophy on Maternal Psychologic Status. (United States)

    Ozbay, Isa; Ozturk, Ahmet; Kucur, Cuneyt; Erdogan, Onur; Oghan, Fatih


    The authors aimed to evaluate the effects of obstructive sleep apnea in children as a result of adenoid and/or adenotonsillar hypertrophy on maternal psychologic status. The study sample comprised the mothers of 66 children aged 3 to 15 years (mean age: 7.55 ± 2.94 years) who were scheduled to undergo curette adenoidectomy or adenotonsillectomy because of airway obstruction. The mothers completed the 14-item Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), 20-item State-Trait Anxiety Inventory-1 (STAI-1), and 20-item State-Trait Anxiety Inventory-2 (STAI-2) questionnaires before the operation and 10 days afterwards. Mothers who were under psychiatric treatment or declined to fill the questionnaires were excluded from the study. The results obtained postoperatively by day 10, when all the children had considerable improvement in their breathing, were analyzed as control data. The mean postoperative HAD-A and HAD-D scores of the mothers were significantly lower than the mean preoperative scores (P < 0.001). Mothers' mean STAI-1 and STAI-2 scores were also significantly lower postoperatively (P < 0.001). Pediatric adenoidectomy or adenotonsillectomy to relieve airway obstruction has a beneficial effect not only on the health of pediatric patients but also on the psychologic status of their mothers.

  5. Investigation of resectability degree for adenoidal surgery in OSA children with the method of computational fluid dynamics. (United States)

    Hu, Changlong; Han, Demin; Zhou, Bing; Zhang, Luo; Li, Yunchuan; Zang, HongRui; Li, LiFeng


    From aspect of fluid dynamics, expanding patients' nasopharyngeal coronal-sectional area to 48.3-54.7% of normal area will bring the airflow velocity back to normal in adenoidal hypertrophy children. It might provide a suggestion for adenoidectomy range selection and whether total resection is necessary. To evaluate the nasopharyngeal airflow characteristics in pediatric OSA patients with adenoidal hypertrophy, and to explore the proper resection range for adenoidectomy Method: Nine OSA patients and four normal children were recruited. The CT scans of their upper airway were collected and used to construct three dimensional models for fluid dynamics analysis. Using computational fluid dynamics, indices such as velocity, pressure, and coronal-sectional area were calculated. Compared with the normal, the OSA children showed three characteristics in nasopharyngeal: the airflow velocity was significantly higher (p  0.05). In a study of the relationship between velocity and coronal-sectional area, this study investigates different coronal-sectional areas from 30-300 mm 2 . It was found that, when patients' nasopharyngeal coronal-sectional area was expanded over 155-170 mm 2 , namely 48.3-54.7% of normal area, airflow velocity in nasopharyngeal showed no difference than normal.

  6. Are Histologic Studies of Adenotonsillectomy Really Necessary?

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    Rebechi, Giseli


    Full Text Available Introduction: In most ear, nose, and throat services, it is routine to send the material extracted from tonsillectomy for histologic study to research malignancy, to analyze suspect material, or to provide medical-legal documentation. Recent studies have shown that this routine analysis is dispensable. Objective: To evaluate the actual need and perform a cost–benefit analysis of routine histopathologic examination in tonsillectomy with no signs or symptoms of malignancy. Methods: A retrospective observational study evaluated the charts of patients undergoing adenotonsillectomy, tonsillectomy, or adenoidectomy from January 2008 to September 2009 at the Institute of Otorhinolaryngology CEMA-SP. Costs of this test for the public health system were analyzed and the literature reviewed. Results: We studied 281 patients between 2 and 22 years of age; 142 (50.5% were male and 139 (49.5% were female. Of the surgeries, 201 were adenotonsillectomies (71.5%, 41 were tonsillectomies (14.5%, and 39 were adenoidectomies (14%. The most common indication for surgery was recurrent infection (63.3%. None of study patients had clinical suspicion of malignancy. The tests showed a cost of R$20.03 per tonsil analyzed. Conclusion: Routine histopathologic examination in patients undergoing adenotonsillectomy with no signs or symptoms of malignancy is dispensable and increases the cost of the surgeries.

  7. The Role of Adenoid Mast Cells in the Pathogenesis of Secretory Otitis Media

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    M. Faruk Oktay


    Full Text Available To investigate the possible role of adenoid mast cells in the etiology of secretory otitis media. Between 2001-2002, 25 patients with chronic adenoitis and chronic secretory otitis media and 25 patients with isolated adenoid hypertrophy were included to the study. Adenoidectomy performed to the all patients under general anesthesia. Adenoidectomy specimens were evaluated under the light microscopy and the number of mast cells were calculated for each patient. The number of mast cells were compared between two groups. The number of mast cells were between 4-84 in the otitis media with effusion and adenoid hypertrophy group (median:52, however it was between 2-63 (median: 23 in the isolated adenoid hypertrophy group. When comparing the two groups using Mann-Withney U test, the number of mast cells found to be significantly higher in the chronic secretory otitis media group (p<0.001.Based on our findings there is a relationship between increased adenoid mast cells and otitis media with effusion and these cells may have a possible role in the etiology of chronic secretory otitis media.

  8. Comparison of the surface and core bacteria in tonsillar and adenoid tissue with Beta-lactamase production. (United States)

    Taylan, Işıl; Ozcan, Ibrahim; Mumcuoğlu, Ipek; Baran, Irmak; Murat Özcan, K; Akdoğan, Ozgür; Selcuk, Adin; Balaban, Neriman; Dere, Hüseyin


    Adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy, indicated for children with recurrent or persistent symptoms of infection or hypertrophy, are among the most frequent operations performed in children. This study was carried out for investigating the microbial flora of the tonsils and adenoids regarding to core and surface microorganisms and also pathogen microrganisms' beta-lactamase production rate. Cultures were taken from the core and surface of tonsils and adenoids of the 91 patients at the time of the surgery for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. Aerobic and anaerobic cultures were inoculated and identified. Beta-lactamase production was detected also. The most frequently isolated aerobic microorganisms were Streptococcus viridans and Neisseria spp. The number of the microorganisms isolated from the tonsil core compared to the surface of the tonsils was found statistically insignificant (P > 0.05). The number of the adenoid surface aerobic microorganisms was found higher from the adenoid core (P  0.05). The togetherness of Staphylococcus aureus and other beta-lactamase producing bacteria was found statistically significant (P < 0.05). This study demonstrates that there is polymicrobial aerobic-anaerobic flora in both adenoids and tonsils. There was a close relationship between the bacteriology of the tonsil and adenoid flora. Staphylococcus aureus and and other beta-lactamase producing bacteria may be responsible for treatment failures in patients with tonsillitis.

  9. Tonsil surgery in Sweden 2013-2015. Indications, surgical methods and patient-reported outcomes from the National Tonsil Surgery Register. (United States)

    Hallenstål, Niclas; Sunnergren, Ola; Ericsson, Elisabeth; Hemlin, Claes; Hessén Söderman, Anne-Charlotte; Nerfeldt, Pia; Odhagen, Erik; Ryding, Marie; Stalfors, Joacim


    To describes how tonsil surgery was performed in Sweden from 2013 to 2015 with data from the National Tonsil Surgery Registry in Sweden (NTSRS). The registry collects data from both professionals and patients through questionnaires. A total of 33,870 tonsil surgeries were analysed, comprising approximately 80% of all tonsil surgeries in Sweden from 2013 to 2015. The two most common procedures were tonsillectomy (41%) and tonsillotomy with adenoidectomy (38%). Tonsillectomy was most commonly performed to treat frequent tonsillitis, while the main indication for tonsil surgery with combined adenoidectomy and for tonsillotomy alone was upper airway obstruction. The most commonly used techniques were cold steel (70%) for tonsillectomy/adenotonsillectomy and radiofrequency (79%) for tonsillotomy/adenotonsillotomy. Ninety-five percent of patients reported symptom relief after 180 d. Day surgery was utilised in 70% of the surgeries. The rate of readmission due to post-tonsillectomy haemorrhage was 5.1%. Male patients more often underwent tonsil surgery at preschool ages due to upper airway obstruction; in comparison, female patients to a larger extent underwent surgery in their early teens because of previous infections. The NTSRS provides an opportunity to survey tonsil surgery in Sweden and to launch and follow up improvement programmes as desired.

  10. The laryngeal mask airway for pediatric adenotonsillectomy: predictors of failure and complications. (United States)

    Lalwani, Kirk; Richins, Scott; Aliason, Inger; Milczuk, Henry; Fu, Rongwei


    We hypothesize that the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is a safe technique for airway management in pediatric adenotonsillectomy (T&A). After institutional review board (I.R.B.) approval, we conducted a retrospective review of 1199 medical records of children who underwent T&A from 2002 to 2006 at Doernbecher Children's Hospital, a teaching institution in Portland, OR. There were no significant demographic differences between the LMA (n=451), endotracheal tube (ETT) (n=715), and failed LMA groups (n=33). Outcome variables were LMA failure (LMA replaced with endotracheal tube), and any complication. We collected demographic and medical data to determine the incidence and predictors of LMA failure, and to characterize the failed LMA group. The incidence of LMA failure was 6.8%. Patients who underwent adenoidectomy had significantly lower odds of LMA failure compared to patients who had a tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy (OR 0.28, 95% CI 0.15-0.52, Pairway obstruction following insertion of the LMA or McIvor gag placement. Complications were more likely if tonsillectomy was performed when compared to adenoidectomy alone. Appropriate patient selection, careful insertion, and avoidance of controlled ventilation may decrease the incidence of LMA failure, especially if tonsillectomy is performed. The ability of surgeons to work around the LMA can modify the failure rate significantly. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. Adenoid ciliostimulation in children with chronic otitis media. (United States)

    Andreoli, Steven M; Schlosser, Rodney J; Wang, Ling-Feng; Mulligan, Ryan M; Discolo, Christopher M; White, David R


    Adenoid hypertrophy and chronic adenoiditis are associated with an increased incidence of chronic otitis media. This study intends to determine the relationship between chronic otitis media and dynamic ciliary beat frequency in children undergoing adenoidectomy. Prospective, controlled study. Pediatric tertiary care hospital. Children undergoing adenoidectomy were enrolled. Patients were stratified according to their indication for surgery, including adenotonsillar hypertrophy with obstructive sleep apnea, chronic otitis media with effusion, or recurrent episodes of acute otitis media. Adenoids were harvested using the curette. Tissue was sectioned and allowed to equilibrate in basal media for 24 hours. Cilia-bearing tissue was then stimulated using isoproterenol or methacholine. Ciliary beat frequency was serially reordered and analyzed using the Sisson-Ammons Video Analysis software program. Baseline ciliary beat frequency was similar in all groups (N = 47, total). Using isoproterenol, children with chronic otitis media with effusion demonstrated a blunted dynamic ciliary response at 2 and 3 hours relative to control (P = .0176 and P = .0282). Methacholine-stimulated ciliary beat frequency was not different between each group. At 2 and 3 hours following isoproterenol stimulation, there was a significant blunting of dynamic ciliary beat frequency in children with chronic otitis media with effusion. This ciliary dysfunction may provide a physiological explanation related to chronic adenoiditis in children with chronic otitis media.

  12. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and growth failure. (United States)

    Esteller, E; Villatoro, J C; Agüero, A; Lopez, R; Matiñó, E; Argemi, J; Girabent-Farrés, M


    Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is a common problem among children and is recognized as a cause of significant medical morbidity. Since the 1980s, it has been suggested that obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is a risk factor for growth failure in children. In many cases, it has been shown that growth failure is reversible once the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is resolved. The objectives of this study were to analyze and compare growth failure prevalence in a Mediterranean population of children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and healthy children matched in age and sex, and to assess the effectiveness of tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy in resolving growth retardation. We compared 172 children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (apnea-hypopnea index ≥ 3) who had undergone tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy with 172 healthy controls in terms of key anthropometric parameters. Most of the criteria used for growth failure were higher to a statistically significant degree in the study group vs the control group: height-for-age ≤ 3rd percentile (7.56% vs 2.91%; p = 0.044), weight-for-age ≤ 5th percentile (9.30% vs 2.33%; p = 0.005), weight-for-age ≤ 3rd percentile (8.14% vs 2.33%; p = 0.013) and height and/or weight for-age ≤ 5th percentile (13.95% vs 5.81%; p = 0.009). The height-for-age ≤ 5th percentile was almost at the limit of statistical significance (8.72% for the study group vs 4.65% for the control group; p = 0.097). At one-year post-surgery follow-up, 10 of 15 children with height-for-age ≤ 5th percentile had achieved catch-up growth (66.6%), and 14 of 24 children with height- and/or weight-for-age ≤ 5th percentile had normalized growth (58.33%). For children with failure to thrive or who have growth failure, physicians should consider the possibility of obstructive sleep apnea. A significant number of children with obstructive sleep apnea concurrent with growth failure could benefit from

  13. Sleep disordered breathing in children. (United States)

    Sinha, Deepti; Guilleminault, Christian


    Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is increasingly being recognised as a cause of morbidity even in young children. With an estimated prevalence of 1 to 4 per cent, SDB results from having a structurally narrow airway combined with reduced neuromuscular tone and increased airway collapsibility. SDB in children differs from adults in a number of ways, including presenting symptoms and treatment. Presentation may differ according to the age of the child. Children have a more varied presentation from snoring and frequent arousals to enuresis to hyperactivity. Those with Down syndrome, midface hypoplasia or neuromuscular disorders are at higher risk for developing SDB. First line definitive treatment in children involves tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. Rapid maxillary expansion, allergy treatment and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) are other options. As untreated SDB results in complications as learning difficulties, memory loss and a long term increase in risk of hypertension, depression and poor growth, it is important to diagnose SDB.

  14. Current demand of paediatric otolaryngology input for children with Down's syndrome in a tertiary referral centre. (United States)

    Khalid-Raja, M; Tzifa, K


    This study aimed to evaluate the activity of paediatric otolaryngology services required for children with Down's syndrome in a tertiary referral centre. A review of the paediatric otolaryngology input for children with Down's syndrome was performed; data were obtained from the coding department for a two-year period and compared with other surgical specialties. Between June 2011 and May 2013, 106 otolaryngology procedures were performed on children with Down's syndrome. This compared to 87 cardiac and 81 general paediatrics cases. The most common pathologies in children with Down's syndrome were obstructive sleep apnoea, otitis media, hearing loss and cardiac disease. The most common otolaryngology procedures performed were adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy, grommet insertion and bone-anchored hearing aid implant surgery. ENT manifestations of Down's syndrome are common. Greater provisions need to be made to streamline the otolaryngology services for children and improve transition of care to adult services.

  15. Otitis media with effusion: benefits and harms of strategies in use for treatment and prevention. (United States)

    Principi, Nicola; Marchisio, Paola; Esposito, Susanna


    Otitis media with effusion (OME) is a common clinical condition that is associated with hearing loss. It can be diagnosed at least once in approximately 80% of preschool children: 30-40% of them have recurrent episodes, and 5-10% have chronic disease. OME, in recurrent and persistent cases, might significantly delay or impair communication skills, resulting in behavioral and educational difficulties. Several therapeutic approaches have been used to avoid these problems. Most, however, have not been adequately studied, and no definitive conclusions can be drawn. Official guidelines do not recommend the use of decongestants, antihistamines, steroids, or antibiotics. The data are too scanty to assess other interventions, although autoinflation, because it incurs neither cost nor adverse events, deserves attention. Surgical procedures (i.e., tympanostomy tube insertion and adenoidectomy as an adjuvant) can be useful in some cases. This review evaluates all the current OME treatments and preventive measures, including their possible adverse events.

  16. Nosebleed in children. Background and techniques to stop the flow. (United States)

    McDonald, T J


    Nosebleed in children can result from dryness and picking of the resultant crust over the anterior part of the nasal septum, trauma to the nose, juvenile angiofibroma, or disorders of hemostatic mechanisms. In most cases it is not difficult to treat; often the primary care physician can assist a patient by giving instructions over the telephone to a parent. In the office or hospital, the usual measures are firm pressure, placement of a piece of cotton dipped in a cocaine-epinephrine solution, taking of a brief history, application of petrolatum, and taping of the nose. If bleeding persists, anterior nasal packing and, rarely, posterior packing should be performed. Maxillary artery ligation is done in cases of severe epistaxis. Special care must be taken with children who have a bleeding disorder or who are recovering from adenoidectomy.

  17. Demystifying Septoplasty in Children

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    Martins, Mariane Barreto Brandão


    Full Text Available Introduction Septum deviation in children may alter the early physiologic process of breathing, causing obligatory oral breathing and consequently changing craniofacial development and even intellect. Because of these consequences, septoplasty should be performed as early as possible. Materials and Methods The retrospective study reviewed the results of septoplasty in 40 children under 12 years old who had follow-up after surgery for a maximum period of 7 years. The research was submitted to the ethics committee and approved with protocol number 10331912.0.0000.0058. Results Forty patients underwent septoplasty, 39 (97.5% had cauterization of inferior turbinate and associated procedure, 20 (50% had adenotonsillectomy, and 17 (42.5% had adenoidectomy. Conclusion Nasal septum deviation should be corrected early to provide the harmonious growth of the face and to enable normal development of the child, without the occurrence of nasal deformity.

  18. How we do it: Transoral suction diathermy adenoid ablation under direct vision using a 45 degree endoscope. (United States)

    Lo, S; Rowe-Jones, J


    Keypoints * Adenoid ablation using suction diathermy is associated with a number of difficulties, mainly associated with the use of the mirror. Transoral and transnasal 0 degree endoscopes have also been utilised but again have limitations. We describe a technique that overcomes the above problems. * A prospective case series of patients undergoing suction diathermy adenoidectomy under direct vision using a transoral 45 degree endoscope connected to a monitor was conducted, performed by surgical trainees and under direct supervision of the consultant trainer (J.R.-J.). * Intra-operatively, trainees had to demonstrate to the trainer the appropriate anatomy, completed adenoid ablation, and haemostasis. * Fifty-six cases have been performed. In every case, it was possible for the trainer to monitor the trainee's technique throughout the entire procedure. No complications have been reported. * We describe a modified technique which overcomes the disadvantages previously encountered by conventional suction diathermy adenoid ablation.

  19. Prevalence of pressure equalization tube placement and hearing loss in children with down syndrome. (United States)

    Bernardi, Gisele F; Pires, Carolina T F; Oliveira, Nanci P; Nisihara, Renato


    To determine the prevalence of pressure equalization tube (PET) placement and hearing loss in children with Down syndrome (DS). We evaluated 90 DS children births between 1 and 11 years old and compared to 90 children without DS paired in sex and age. Medical records were analyzed consecutively. Were collected data about proceedings PET placement, age of the patient at each PET, adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy and results for audiometry and tympanometry. Among the 90 patients with DS, 49 (54.4%) were male, median age of 58 months (15-143 months). In this group, 75 PET were placed in 26/90 children (28.9%) mostly between 3 and 5 years old. In 10/26 (38.5%) was necessary PET replaced. When compared to the control group- 6/90 (6.7%)- children with DS presented OR = 13.7 (95% CI 4.0-47.3) times more likely to use PET. Adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy (44.4% and 42.2% respectively) were significantly more frequent in DS group. The prevalence of hearing loss was 32.1% in the right ear and 26.9% in the left ear. Type B timpanometry was found in more than half of the patients with DS. We found a 13-fold higher risk of PET in DS children, especially between the ages of 3-5 years. The high prevalence of hearing loss and PET placement in patients with DS reinforcing the importance of early and regular follow-up for hearing screening in this population, mostly in preschool-aged children. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  20. A role for Waldeyer's ring in immunological response to allergens. (United States)

    Masieri, Simonetta; Trabattoni, Daria; Incorvaia, Cristoforo; De Luca, Maria Cristina; Dell'Albani, Ilaria; Leo, Gualtiero; Frati, Franco


    Adenoids, tubal tonsil, palatine tonsil, and lingual tonsil are immunological organs included in the Waldeyer's ring, the basic function of which is the antibody production to common environmental antigens. Adenoidal hypertrophy (AH) is a major medical issue in children, and adenoidectomy is still the most used treatment worldwide. The response of adenoids to allergens is a good model to evaluate their immunological function. This report assessed the immunological changes in adenoid tissues from children with allergic rhinitis (AR) undergoing sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT). Adenoid samples from 16 children (seven males, nine females, mean age 7.12 years) with AH and clinical indication to adenoidectomy were collected. Of them, five children were not allergic and 11 had house dust mite and grass pollen-induced AR. Among allergic children, in four AR was treated by antihistamines while in seven AR was treated by high-dose SLIT during 4-6 months. The evaluation addressed the T helper 1 (Th1), Th2, and Th3 cells by performing a PCR array on mRNA extracted from adenoid samples. In non-allergic children, a typical Th1 pattern was found. SLIT induced a strong down-regulation of genes involved in Th2 and Th1 activation and function. In particular, in SLIT-treated allergic children IL-4, CCR2, CCR3, and PTGDR2 (Th2 related genes) and CD28, IL-2, and INHA (Th1 related genes) expression was reduced, compared with children treated with antihistamines. These preliminary findings warrant investigation in trials including larger numbers of patients, but indicate that hypertrophic adenoids of allergic children have the typical response to the specific allergen administered by SLIT. This should suggest that one should reconsider the immunological role of adenoids.

  1. Impact of Resident Surgeons on Procedure Length based on Common Pediatric Otolaryngology Cases (United States)

    Puram, Sidharth V.; Kozin, Elliott D.; Sethi, Rosh; Alkire, Blake; Lee, Daniel J.; Gray, Stacey T.; Shrime, Mark G.; Cohen, Michael


    Background Surgical education remains an important mission of academic medical centers. Financial pressures, however, may favor improved operating room (OR) efficiency at the expense of surgical education. We aim to characterize resident impact on the duration of procedural time using common pediatric otolaryngologic cases which do not necessitate a surgical assistant and assess whether other factors modify the extent to which residents impact OR efficiency. Study Design We retrospectively reviewed resident and attending surgeon total OR and procedural times for isolated tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy with adenoidectomy (T&A) and bilateral myringotomy with tube insertion between 2009 and 2013. We included cases supervised or performed by one of four teaching surgeons in children with ASA < 3. Regression analyses were used to identify predictors of procedural time. Results We identified a total of 3,922 procedures. Residents had significantly longer procedure times for all four procedures compared to an attending surgeon (range: 4.9 to 12.8 minutes, p<0.001). These differences were proportional to case complexity. When comparing mean procedural times, similar differences between the resident surgeon and attending surgeon cohorts were appreciated (p<0.0001). In T&A patients, older patient age, and attending surgeon identity were also significant predictors of increased mean procedural time (p<0.05). Conclusions Resident participation contributes to increased procedure time for common otolaryngology procedures. While residents may increase operative times, addressing other system-wide issues may decrease impact of time needed for education and added efficiencies of resident participation may exist throughout the perioperative period. Our model is applicable to surgical education across specialties. Level of Evidence 4 PMID:25251257

  2. The adenoid: Its history and a cautionary tale. (United States)

    Ruben, Robert J


    The existence of the adenoid first appears to have been noted by Conrad Victor Schneider in 1661. James Yearsley reported in 1842 one case in which he improved hearing by removal of a mucus membrane from behind the uvula, which indicates some appreciation of a relationship of the nasopharynx to ear disease. Hans Wilhelm Meyer, in 1868, was the first to demonstrate the relationship of the adenoid to ear disease and to develop an effective, although somewhat difficult, surgical operation to remove the adenoid. Removal of the adenoid became rapidly accepted worldwide as a treatment for many morbidities, including otitis, speech problems, cognitive problems, and sleep apnea. Until the 1920s, adenoidectomy often was performed as a staged procedure and without general anesthesia. Early tools and techniques included use of the bare fingernail, a finger ring knife, a curette, and electrical desiccation. From the mid-1930s to the early 1960s, radiation therapy of the adenoid was in extensive use, both for children and in caring for army aviators and navy submarine crews during WWII. The effectiveness of surgical adenoidectomy for hearing loss led to a belief that radiation, which had been found to ablate lymphoid tissue, would be equally effective, and led to the wide-spread use of radiation. Ultimately, 500 thousand to 2.5 million children and adults were estimated to have been treated with radiation, and follow-up studies found increased risk for cancer. Furthermore, a follow-up study by Stacey R. Guild (1890-1966), published in 1950, on a very large sample of children who previously were reported to have had their hearing loss diminished through radiation, found that irradiation had produced no effect on high-tone loss. Thus, irradiation was both useless and harmful. Acceptance of authority, which can lurk within medical culture, led to the development of a tragically misguided management of adenoid disease. Laryngoscope, 127:S13-S28, 2017. © 2017 The American

  3. Prevalence and Management of Otitis Media with Effusion Amongst the School Going Children of a Rural Area in Puducherry

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    Sharath Babu K


    Full Text Available Background :  Otitis Media with Effusion(OME also known as  Secretory Otitis Media, has been identified as the commonest middle ear condition causing deafness in children in developed countries. Neither the indication for surgical treatment nor the types and number of procedures used are uniform. Possible treatment includes myringotomy with or without insertion of ventilation tube either alone or with adenoidectomy and occasionally tonsillectomy. Aims and Objectives :  To assess the prevalence and the different modes of presentation of Otitis Media with Effusion among the rural school children of Puducherry and to assess the improvement in hearing after 6 months of surgical intervention done on patients with Otitis Media with Effusion. Materials and Methods:  A school screening camp was conducted on 600 children in the age group of 5-12 years in a government middle school near our medical college hospital for identifying children with Otitis Media with Effusion. Students with Otitis Media with Effusion were further classified into 4 groups for various interventional procedures namely adenotonsillectomy with bilateral grommet insertion (Group A, adenoidectomy with bilateral grommet insertion (Group B, bilateral grommet insertion (Group C,  bilateral myringotomy with wide field incision in the antero-inferior quadrant (Group D. Result : The prevalence was almost in equal proportions in the age group between 5-12 years and the overall prevalence of Otitis Media with Effusion among the study population was 13.3%. The adenotonsillectomy with bilateral grommet insertion procedure had shown a significant improvement in hearing, which was measured by using pure tone audiometry by assessing the mean air-bone gap, which was 9.81, 8.27 and 6.73 at the end of 6 weeks, 3 months and 6 months respectively, when compared to the other procedures.   Conclusion : Adenotonsillectomy with bilateral grommet insertion should be considered in a child with Otitis

  4. Pain after discharge following head and neck surgery in children. (United States)

    Wilson, Caroline A; Sommerfield, David; Drake-Brockman, Thomas F E; von Bieberstein, Lita; Ramgolam, Anoop; von Ungern-Sternberg, Britta S


    It is well established that children experience significant pain for a considerable period following adenotonsillectomy. Less is known, however, about pain following other common head and neck operations. The aim of this study was to describe the severity and duration of postoperative pain experienced by children undergoing elective head and neck procedures (primary outcomes). Behavioral disturbance, nausea and vomiting, parental satisfaction, and medical reattendance rates were also measured (secondary outcomes). Parents of children (0-18 years) undergoing common head and neck operations were invited to participate. Pain scores on the day of surgery and each day post discharge were collected via multiple telephone interviews. Data collected included pain levels, analgesia prescribed and given, behavioral disturbance rates, and nausea and vomiting scores. Follow-up was continued until pain resolved. Two hundred and fifty-one patients were analyzed (50 adenoidectomy, 51 adenotonsillectomy, 19 myringoplasty, 52 myringotomy, 43 strabismus, and 36 tongue tie divisions). On the day of surgery myringoplasty, strabismus surgery, and adenotonsillectomy patients on average had moderate pain, whereas adenoidectomy, tongue tie, and myringotomy patients had mild pain. Adenotonsillectomy patients continued to have moderate pain for several days with pain lasting on average 9 days. From day 1 postoperatively mild pain was experienced in the other surgical groups with the average duration of pain varying from 1 to 3 days depending on the surgery performed. Frequency of behavioral issues closely followed pain scores for each group. Analgesic prescribing and regimes at home varied widely, both within and between the different surgical groups. Rates of nausea and vomiting following discharge were low in all groups. The overall unplanned medical reattendance rate was 16%. Adenotonsillectomy patients represent the biggest challenge in postoperative pain management of the head and neck

  5. Adenoid and tonsil surgeries in children: How relevant is pre-operative blood grouping and cross-matching?

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    Lucky Onotai


    Full Text Available Background: As a part of pre-operative evaluation, several otolaryngologists group and cross-match blood routinely for children undergoing adenoid and tonsil surgeries. This practice has generated several debates either in support or against this practice. The aim of this study is to critically evaluate the incidence of post-tonsillectomy (with or without adenoidectomy bleeding and blood transfusions in otherwise healthy children with adenoid/tonsil pathologies conducted in the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH. Patients and Methods: A descriptive retrospective study of children who underwent adenoid and tonsil surgeries in the Department of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT surgery of UPTH from January 2003 to December 2012. Children with family history of bleeding disorders and derangement of clotting profile as well as different co-morbidity like sickle cell disease were excluded from this study. The patients′ data were retrieved from the registers of ENT out-patient clinics, theatre registers and patients case notes. Demographic data, indications for surgery, preoperative investigations, complications and management outcomes were recorded and analyzed. Results: Out of 145 children that had adenoid and tonsil surgeries; only 100 met the criteria for this study. The study subjects included 65 males and 35 females (male: female ratio 1.9:1 belonging to 0-16 years age group (mean age: 3.46 ± 2.82 years. The age group of 3-5 years had the highest (n = 40, 40% number of surgeries. Adenotonsillectomy was the commonest (n = 85, 85% surgery performed on patients who had obstructive sleep apnea (OSA. The commonest (n = 6, 6% complication was haemorrhage, and only few (n = 3, 3% patients had blood transfusion. However, mortality was recorded in some (n = 3, 3% patients. Conclusion: This study confirms that the incidence of post adenoidectomy/tonsillectomy bleeding in otherwise healthy children is low and rarely requires blood transfusion

  6. A study on the efficacy and safety of combining dental surgery with tonsillectomy in pediatrics

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    Full Text Available Faizaan Syed,1 Joshua C Uffman,1,2 Dmitry Tumin,1 Catherine M Flaitz,3,4 Joseph D Tobias,1,2 Vidya T Raman1,2 1Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 2Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 3Department of Dentistry, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 4Division of Dentistry, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Columbus, OH, USA Purpose: Few data exist on combining pediatric surgical procedures under a single general anesthetic encounter (general anesthesia. We compared perioperative outcomes of combining dental surgical procedures with tonsillectomy during one anesthetic vs separate encounters. Methods: We classified elective tonsillectomy ± adenoidectomy and restorative dentistry as combined (group C or separate (group S. Outcomes included anesthesia time, recovery duration, the need for overnight hospital stay, and postoperative complications. Results: Patients aged 4±1 years underwent tonsillectomy and dental surgery in combination (n=7 or separately (n=27. No differences were noted in total anesthesia time (C: median: 150, interquartile range [IQR]: 99, 165 vs S: median: 109, IQR: 92, 132; 95% CI of difference in median: –58, +10 minutes; P=0.115 and total recovery time (C: median: 54, IQR: 40, 108 vs S: median: 72, IQR: 58, 109; 95% CI of difference in median: –16, +48 minutes; P=0.307. The need for overnight stay (C: 4 of 7, S: 20 of 27; P=0.394 did not differ between the groups. No postoperative complications were noted in either group. Conclusion: These preliminary data support the potential feasibility of combining dental procedures with tonsillectomy during a single anesthetic encounter. Such care may not only reduce costs but also limit parental work absences and increase convenience for patient families. When compared with procedures performed separately, combined procedures did not result in increased morbidity or

  7. Role of adenoid biofilm in chronic otitis media with effusion in children. (United States)

    Saafan, Magdy Eisa; Ibrahim, Wesam Salah; Tomoum, Mohamed Osama


    To study the extent of surface adenoid biofilm and to evaluate its role in the pathogenesis of chronic otitis media with effusion (COME) in children. The study was carried out on 100 children between 3 and 14 years of age, who were divided into two groups. The first group (50 children) had otitis media with effusion associated with adenoid hypertrophy, whereas the second group (50 children) had adenoid hypertrophy without middle ear effusion. Adenoidectomy with ventilation tube insertion was done for group 1 cases, whereas, only Adenoidectomy was done for group 2 cases. Microbiological study, Scanning electron microscope and multiplex- PCR were done for suspected adenoid biofilms and specimens from middle ear effusion. Adenoids removed from children with COME had higher grade biofilm formation (74 %) than the second group (42 %). No correlation was found between adenoid size and biofilm formation. Culture of adenoid tissue in group 1 patients was positive in 52 % of cases compared to 96 % by PCR, while in group 2 culture of adenoid tissue was positive in 38 % compared to 48 % by PCR. Culture of middle ear fluid was positive in 32 % of cases only compared to 80 % by PCR. A positive correlation was found between results of bacterial biofilm visualized by SEM and bacteria detected and identified by PCR technique. On the other hand, no correlation was found between results of bacterial biofilm visualized by SEM and bacteria detected by culture. The size of the adenoid is not the main determinant factor in OME pathogenesis but the degree of bacterial colonization is much more important. Adenoids in COME may act as a reservoir of chronic infection rather than causing mechanical Eustachian obstruction. Higher grade biofilm formation was found in cases with middle ear effusion than those with adenoid hypertrophy only. These findings support the hypothesis that there would be an association between adenoidal biofilm formation and COME. This study focused on the value of PCR

  8. Ictal central apnea and bradycardia in temporal lobe epilepsy complicated by obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

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    Yoko Nishimura


    Full Text Available We describe the case of a 12-year-old boy who developed temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE with daily complex partial seizures (CPS and monthly generalized seizures. Moreover, he frequently snored while asleep since early childhood. Polysomnography (PSG revealed severe obstructive sleep apnea with apnea–hypopnea index (AHI of 37.8/h. Video-PSG with simultaneous electroencephalography (EEG recording captured two ictal apneic episodes during sleep, without any motor manifestations. The onset of rhythmic theta activity in the midtemporal area on EEG was preceded by the onset of apnea by several seconds and disappeared soon after cessation of central apnea. One episode was accompanied by ictal bradycardia of <48 beats/min which persisted for 50 s beyond the end of epileptic activity. After treatment with carbamazepine and tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy, the seizures were well controlled and AHI decreased to 2.5/h. Paroxysmal discharges also disappeared during this time. Uncontrolled TLE complicated by sleep apnea should be evaluated for the presence of ictal central apnea/bradycardia.

  9. [Endoscopic treatment of orbital cellulitis in pediatric patients: transethmoidal approach]. (United States)

    Cavaliere, M; Volino, F; Parente, G; Troisi, S; Iemma, M


    Orbital cellulitis is a septic process of the soft tissues behind the orbital septum and is the most frequent cause of the monolateral exophthalmos in pediatrics. Approximately 90% of the orbital cellulitis in pediatrics are associated to acute ethmoiditis. From the 01.01.2001 to 31.12.2010 we treated 36 patients, less than 18 years-old affected by Chandler stage II, III, or IV orbital cellulitis. The inflammation was resolved medically in 6 patients. In the 30 cases that showed no improvement in 48-72 h, an endoscopic drainage of the pus was performed by the transethmoidal route. In children, an adenoidectomy should be included, in order to eliminate eventual infections of this lymphatic organ. Endoscopic treatment has resulted in rapid resolution of disease without any complications. In addition, postoperative discomfort is minimal, with a rapid return to daily activities. Copyright © 2012 Sociedad Española de Oftalmología. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

  10. Possible role of apoptosis in pathogenesis of adenoid hypertrophy and chronic adenoiditis: Prospective case-control study. (United States)

    Önal, Merih; Yılmaz, Taner; Bilgiç, Elif; Müftüoğlu, Sevda; Sözen, Tevfik; Bajin, Münir Demir


    Apoptosis is a programmed cell death; it provides an important balance between lymphocytes in adenoid tissue. The aim of this study is to investigate the role of apoptosis in chronic adenoiditis and adenoid hypertrophy. This is the first study in the literature about apoptosis in adenoid hypertrophy and chronic adenoiditis. Prospective case-control study in a tertiary referral university hospital was conducted. 46 patients who had chronic adenoiditis and adenoid hypertrophy underwent adenoidectomy. Adenoids were evaluated for apoptosis and assembled into groups according to their size. Apoptotic cells were counted in three different microscopic fields and their average was taken for every microcompartment. As a result of immunohistochemical staining, specimens were compared for their apoptotic cell rate. The difference in apoptosis of chronic adenoiditis and adenoid hypertrophy groups is statistically significant (phypertrophy groups revealed significant differences for intrafollicular and intraepithelial areas, and insignificant differences for interfollicular and subepithelial areas. Although apoptosis could not totally explain the pathogenesis of chronic adenoiditis and adenoid hypertrophy, it appeared to play an important role in it. Apoptosis functions to limit adenoid hypertrophy. Adenoid apoptosis appears to be age-dependent. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. Effect of adenoid hypertrophy and pulmonary function tests in children with mild asthma. (United States)

    Aykan, Merve; Aydın, Sedat; Öktem, Sedat; Demir, Mehmet Gökhan; Tutar, Engin


    This study aims to assess the effect of adenoid hypertrophy on asthma in children with mild asthma. Between September 2010 and September 2012, 63 children (42 males, 21 females; median age 10.5 years; range 6 to 14 years) admitted to our clinic with asthma complaint were included in this study. These children were evaluated for adenoid hypertrophy, symptoms of asthma, medical treatment, pulmonary function tests at the beginning of the study and at the end of second month. There was no correlation between initial pulmonary function tests and adenoid hypertrophy. But we observed significantly lower forced vital capacity values in children with prominent adenoid hypertrophy (p=0.033). While there was no significant difference in pulmonary function tests in terms of inhaled steroid usage (p>0.05), final forced mid-expiratory flow rate (FEF25-75) values were statistically higher in patients who were using nasal steroids (p=0.015). Consequently, significantly higher values of FEF25-75 in the group that used nasal steroid suggest that adenoid hypertrophy affects the airway obstruction. Moreover, absence of airway obstruction symptoms in patients with mild adenoid hypertrophy suggests pulmonary function tests may help to decide performing adenoidectomy.

  12. Treatment of bruxism in children: a systematic review. (United States)

    Restrepo, Claudia; Gómez, Sandra; Manrique, Ruben


    To conduct a systematic review to assess and analyze the scientific evidence about the available therapies for bruxism in children. The literature was searched using Medline, PubMed, Ovid, Biomed Central, EBSCOhost, ISI, Cochrane Library, Embase, LILACS, Scielo, Scirus, the Internet at large, and databases of universities from March 1985 to the end of September 2007. Studies had to be intervention studies for bruxism in children, and the children included in the studies had to be 3 to 10 years old. From 52 records found, 2 fulfilled the inclusion criteria. In 1 study, bruxism was treated by widening the upper airway through adenoidectomy, and the other study proposed to treat bruxism in children with psychologic techniques. When analyzed, the 2 considered studies did not fully accomplish the requirements to treat the etiology of bruxism in children. The available literature does not provide adequate support to treat bruxism in children, as the diagnosis methods in the studies are insufficient and are not comparable to confirm the presence of bruxism. Very few studies about therapies for bruxism in children meet the quality criteria required for the evidence-based practice. Treatment for bruxism in children requires further study.

  13. Thickness alterations of retinal nerve fiber layer in children with sleep-disordered breathing due to adenotonsillar hypertrophy. (United States)

    Cinici, Emine; Tatar, Arzu


    This study is designed to assess whether hypoxia which is caused by apnea and hypopnea episodes, has an effect on retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness, using optical coherence tomography (OCT) in pediatric patients with Adenotonsillar hypertrophy (ATH). Fifty-seven children patient with AHT, and 31 healthy non-AHT children (between 6 and 12 ages) were enrolled in this study. Obstructive symptoms of the patients with ATH were assessed by using OSA-18 survey. The patients were divided into 2 groups as mild (>60 and 80) OSAS patients, according to OSA-18 survey total scores. RNFL thickness, in the four quadrants (superior, nasal, inferior and temporal) patient's both eyes, was measured by optical coherence tomography. RNFL parameters of control and patient groups were compared. Correlation between OSA survey scores and RNFL thickness of the patient groups were examined. A positive correlation was found between ages and RNLF thickness of all subjects enrolled in this study (r=+0.107, p0.05). No statistically significant alteration in RNFL thickness was found between the patient and control groups (p>0.05). Age range (6-12) of the patients with ATH in our study considers that possible OSAS time was not long enough to affect RNLF thickness. Remembering the risk of optic injury development in children with ATH (in a long term), tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy operations shouldn't be delayed. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  14. Panel 7: Otitis Media: Treatment and Complications. (United States)

    Schilder, Anne G M; Marom, Tal; Bhutta, Mahmood F; Casselbrant, Margaretha L; Coates, Harvey; Gisselsson-Solén, Marie; Hall, Amanda J; Marchisio, Paola; Ruohola, Aino; Venekamp, Roderick P; Mandel, Ellen M


    Objective We aimed to summarize key articles published between 2011 and 2015 on the treatment of (recurrent) acute otitis media, otitis media with effusion, tympanostomy tube otorrhea, chronic suppurative otitis media and complications of otitis media, and their implications for clinical practice. Data Sources PubMed, Ovid Medline, the Cochrane Library, and Clinical Evidence (BMJ Publishing). Review Methods All types of articles related to otitis media treatment and complications between June 2011 and March 2015 were identified. A total of 1122 potential related articles were reviewed by the panel members; 118 relevant articles were ultimately included in this summary. Conclusions Recent literature and guidelines emphasize accurate diagnosis of acute otitis media and optimal management of ear pain. Watchful waiting is optional in mild to moderate acute otitis media; antibiotics do shorten symptoms and duration of middle ear effusion. The additive benefit of adenoidectomy to tympanostomy tubes in recurrent acute otitis media and otitis media with effusion is controversial and age dependent. Topical antibiotic is the treatment of choice in acute tube otorrhea. Symptomatic hearing loss due to persistent otitis media with effusion is best treated with tympanostomy tubes. Novel molecular and biomaterial treatments as adjuvants to surgical closure of eardrum perforations seem promising. There is insufficient evidence to support the use of complementary and alternative treatments. Implications for Practice Emphasis on accurate diagnosis of otitis media, in its various forms, is important to reduce overdiagnosis, overtreatment, and antibiotic resistance. Children at risk for otitis media and its complications deserve special attention.

  15. Evaluation of nasopharyngeal microbial flora and antibiogram and its relation to otitis media with effusion. (United States)

    Nourizadeh, Navid; Ghazvini, Kiarash; Gharavi, Vahideh; Nourizadeh, Niloufar; Movahed, Rahman


    Acute otitis media and otitis media with effusion (OME) are the main causes of hearing impairment in children which require proper treatment, mainly antibiotic therapy. Patients whom were appropriate candidates for adenoidectomy were divided into two groups regarding the presence of middle ear effusion. Adenoid tissue specimens were cultured in both groups and the bacterial flora and anti-microbial resistance pattern were determined. 72 patients were studied, 42 % had OME while 58 % did not. The following bacteria were isolated and cultured from both groups with no meaningful difference in prevalence: Streptococcus viridans (p = 0.265), Staphylococcus aureus (p = 0.72), H. influenza (p = 0.806), Entrococcus. spp (0.391), Streptococcus pneumonia (p = 0.391), nonhemolytic Streptococcus (p = 0.230). Bacterial sensitivity was similar for Amoxicillin-clavulanate (p = 0.935), Amoxicillin (p = 0.935), Cephalexin (p = 0.806), Cefixime (p = 0.391) and Azithromycin in both groups. The two groups showed no meaningful difference considering the bacterial flora of nasopharynx and their sensitivity. Bacteria in both groups were sensitive to Amoxicillin and Amoxicillin-clavulanate and resistant to Azithromycin, Cefixime and Cephalexin.

  16. Scoping review of pediatric tonsillectomy quality of life assessment instruments. (United States)

    Kao, Stephen Shih-Teng; Peters, Micah D J; Dharmawardana, Nuwan; Stew, Benjamin; Ooi, Eng Hooi


    Sleep-disordered breathing or recurrent tonsillitis have detrimental effects on the child's physical health and quality of life. Tonsillectomy is commonly performed to treat these common conditions and improve the child's quality of life. This scoping review aims to present a comprehensive and descriptive analysis of quality of life questionnaires as a resource for clinicians and researchers when deciding which tool to use when assessing the quality of life effects after tonsillectomy. A comprehensive search strategy was undertaken across MEDLINE (PubMed), CINAHL, Embase, and Cochrane CENTRAL. Quality of life questionnaires utilized in studies investigating pediatric patients undergoing tonsillectomy for chronic tonsillitis or sleep-disordered breathing were included. Methodological quality and data extraction were conducted as per Joanna Briggs Institute methodology. Ten questionnaires were identified, consisting of six generic and four disease-specific instruments. The Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory was the most commonly utilized generic questionnaire. The Obstructive Sleep Apnea-18 was the most commonly utilized disease-specific questionnaire. This review identified a range of generic and disease-specific quality of life questionnaires utilized in pediatric patients who have undergone tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy for sleep-disordered breathing or chronic tonsillitis. Important aspects of each questionnaire have been summarized to aid researchers and clinicians in choosing the appropriate questionnaire when evaluating the quality of life effects of tonsillectomy. NA Laryngoscope, 127:2399-2406, 2017. © 2017 The American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc.

  17. Profile ENT surgery in a pediatric hospital in Curitiba

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    Mocellin, Marcos


    Full Text Available Introduction: ENT procedures are very common in the pediatric surgery and otolaryngologists have a wide range of surgical procedures, and adenotonsillectomy most performed procedure, followed by otological. The most common complication is bleeding from tonsillectomies. Despite being the most feared complication, only a minority of patients need surgical intervention to stop the bleed. Objective: To evaluate the surgical profile in hospital pediatric otolaryngology Curitiba. Method: Retrospective Study of registered surgeries. Results: A total 2020 procedures performed in the operating room in 2009, 9.26% (187 and tests were 90.74% (1833 surgeries, being 65.14% (1316 performed by the SUS,% 32.47 (656 by covenant and 2.39% (48 individuals. The gender distribution was 1106 boys and 914 girls. Adenoidectomy with or without tonsillectomy corresponded to 62.5% (1146. Of these, only 0.96% (11 underwent revision surgery center. In second place comes the otological surgery, with results of tympanostomy, with or without ventilation tube, the most prevalent. Conclusion: The otolaryngologists are able to perform various types of ENT surgical. A procedure most frequently performed in pediatric hospital in Little Prince is adenotonsillectomy, with revision rate similar to that reported in the literature. Boys are more subjected to procedures than girls. Most ENT procedures performed in this hospital in 2009 were performed by the SUS. This shows the importance of adenotonsillectomy in the daily practice of pediatric ENT, and the weight of this problem among users of SUS is great.

  18. Oxymetazoline is equivalent to ciprofloxacin in preventing postoperative otorrhea or tympanostomy tube obstruction. (United States)

    Kumar, Veena V; Gaughan, John; Isaacson, Glenn; Szeremeta, Wasyl


    To compare the effectiveness of ciprofloxacin and oxymetazoline solutions instilled after tympanostomy tube placement in the prevention of postoperative otorrhea and tube occlusion. Prospective cross-sectional series. We reviewed all bilateral myringotomy and tube placement operations performed by two full-time attending pediatric otolaryngologists during a 9 month period. Data from 488 patients who underwent surgery for otitis media were collected. Demographic and clinical variables including age, sex, number of tube insertions in the past, previous adenoidectomy, type of effusion present at surgery, and type of drop prescribed postoperatively were recorded. All patients were evaluated in the office 2 to 4 weeks postoperatively. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to estimate the relationship of these variables with the occurrence of otorrhea and tube patency. Odds ratios were calculated. No significant differences in postoperative otorrhea or tube patency were found between ciprofloxacin (Ciloxan) and oxymetazoline solutions (Afrin, Visine LR). Oxymetazoline and ciprofloxacin solutions are equivalent in the prevention of postoperative otorrhea and tube occlusion after tympanostomy tube placement. The implications for medication cost and potential adverse reactions are discussed.

  19. Coblation adenotonsillectomy in children. (United States)

    Shakeel, Muhammad; Trinidade, Aaron; Al-Adhami, Ahmed; Supriya, Mrinal; Kubba, Haytham


    To determine re-admission rate for post-tonsillectomy pain; the primary and secondary post-tonsillectomy bleeding rate; the percentage requiring control of post-tonsillectomy bleeding in children undergoing coblation tonsillectomy. A descriptive study. Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Yorkhill Hospital) between 2004 and 2006. All patients who underwent tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy by coblation technique. Patients were identified from operation theatre log book and electronic data base of theatre activity. The hospital case notes were reviewed retrospectively to collect data, regarding demographics, indication and type of surgery, grade of operating surgeon, duration of hospital stay, re-attendance and re-admission, and management of complications. A total of 106 children; males (n = 53, 50%), females (n = 53, 50%) with a mean age 6.3 years underwent surgery using coblation technique. Thirty-one percent had a tonsillectomy while 69% underwent an adenotonsillectomy. Of these, 48% had history of recurrent tonsillitis, 43% had obstructive sleep apnoea and 9% suffered predominantly from obstructive symptoms. Eighty-two percent of patients were discharged on the first postoperative day. Only one patient had primary bleeding requiring re-operation. After discharge, 7 patients (6.7%) were re-admitted with secondary bleeding, 3 (2.8%) of whom were taken back to theatre to control the bleeding under general anaesthesia. Coblation tonsillectomy is a useful technique in having a low primary and secondary bleeding rates in children undergoing tonsillectomy and adenotonsillectomy.

  20. Sleep apnea in early childhood associated with preterm birth but not small for gestational age: a population-based record linkage study. (United States)

    Raynes-Greenow, Camille H; Hadfield, Ruth M; Cistulli, Peter A; Bowen, Jenny; Allen, Hugh; Roberts, Christine L


    Investigate the relationship between gestational age and weight for gestational age and sleep apnea diagnosis in a cohort of children aged up to 6 years old. A cohort study, using record linked population health data. New South Wales, Australia. 398,961 children, born between 2000 and 2004, aged 2.5 to 6 years. The primary outcome was sleep apnea diagnosis in childhood, first diagnosed between 1 and 6 years of age. Children with sleep apnea were identified from hospital records with the ICD-10 code G47.3: sleep apnea, central or obstructive. A total of 4,145 (1.0%) children with a first diagnosis of sleep apnea were identified. Mean age at first diagnosis was 44.2 months (SD 13.9). Adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy, or both were common among the children diagnosed with sleep apnea (85.6%). Children born preterm compared to term were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with sleep apnea (apnea compared to children born appropriate for gestational age, hazard ratio 0.95 (95% CI 0.86-1.06). This is the largest study investigating preterm birth and sleep apnea diagnosis and suggests that diagnosis of sleep disordered breathing is more prevalent in children born preterm, but not those who are small for gestational age.

  1. Cephalometric norms for the upper airway in a healthy North Indian population

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    Dipti Shastri


    Full Text Available Objective: The aim was to obtain normative data for cephalometric measurements of the upper airway in the North Indian population. Design: Observational study. Setting: University department and teaching hospital out-patient clinic. Subjects and Methods: A total of 180 healthy patients were included out of which 90 were males (age range, 8-16 years, and 90 were females (age range, 8-16 years, with normal skeletal facial profile, no history of snoring, sleep apnea, upper airway disease, tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy, obesity, or pathology in the pharynx. Twenty cephalometric airway measurements, including size of the tongue, soft palate, nasopharynx, oropharynx, hypopharynx, and relative position of the hyoid bone and valleculae were obtained. Landmarks on cephalometric radiographs were digitized and measurements were made using a specially designed computer program. Error analysis of measurements was performed and comparison of measurements according to sex was made. Results: Significant sex dimorphism was seen for the majority of measurements, with the exception of minimal depth of the airway, oropharyngeal depth of the airway, and the soft palate angle with the hard palate. Conclusion: A minimum sagittal dimension of the upper airway was evident despite differences in measurements between sexes. Findings from this study should be a useful reference for the assessment of sleep apnea in the North Indian population.

  2. Comparison of Three Methods Used in the Diagnosis of Extraesophageal Reflux in Children with Chronic Otitis Media with Effusion

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    Martin Formánek


    Full Text Available Objectives. Detection of extraesophageal reflux (EER in children with chronic otitis media with effusion (OME using three different diagnostic methods. Methods. Children between 1 and 7 years with OME who underwent adenoidectomy and myringotomy with insertion of a ventilation tube were included in this prospective study. EER was detected using three methods: oropharyngeal pH was monitored for 24 hours using the Restech system; detection of pepsin in middle ear fluid obtained during myringotomy was done using Peptest, and detection of pepsin in an adenoid specimen was done immunohistochemically. Results. Altogether 21 children were included in the study. Pathological oropharyngeal pH was confirmed in 13/21 (61.9% children. Pepsin in the middle ear fluid was present in 5/21 (23.8% children; these 5 patients were diagnosed with the most severe EER established through monitoring of oropharyngeal pH. No specimen of adenoids tested was positive for pepsin upon immunohistochemical examination. Conclusions. Diagnosis of EER in patients with OME using Restech is sensitive but less specific when compared to the detection of pepsin in middle ear fluid using Peptest. Pepsin in the middle ear was consistently present in patients with RYAN score above 200, and these patients in particular could potentially profit from antireflux therapy.

  3. Danish guidelines on management of otitis media in preschool children. (United States)

    Heidemann, C H; Lous, J; Berg, J; Christensen, J J; Håkonsen, S J; Jakobsen, M; Johansen, C J; Nielsen, L H; Hansen, M P; Poulsen, A; Schousboe, L P; Skrubbeltrang, C; Vind, A B; Homøe, P


    Otitis media is one of the most common diseases in small children. This underlines the importance of optimizing diagnostics and treatment of the condition. Recent literature points toward a stricter approach to diagnosing acute otitis media (AOM). Moreover, ventilating tube treatment for recurrent AOM (RAOM) and chronic otitis media with effusion (COME) has become the most frequently performed surgical procedure in pre-school children. Therefore, the Danish Health and Medicines Authority and the Danish Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery deemed it necessary to update the Danish guidelines regarding the diagnostic criteria for acute otitis media and surgical treatment of RAOM and COME. The GRADE system (The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation) was used in order to comply with current standards of evidence assessment in formulation of recommendations. An extensive literature search was conducted between July and December 2014. The quality of the existing literature was assessed using AGREE II (Appraisal of Guidelines for Research & Evaluation), AMSTAR (assessing the Methodological Quality of Systematic Reviews), QUADAS-2 (Quality of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies), Cochrane Risk of Bias Tool for randomized trials and ACROBAT-NRSI (A Cochrane Risk of Bias Assessment Tool for Non-Randomized Studies). The working group consisted of otolaryngologists, general practitioners, pediatricians, microbiologists and epidemiologists. Recommendations for AOM diagnosis, surgical management for RAOM and COME, including the role of adenoidectomy and treatment of ventilating tube otorrhea, are proposed in the guideline. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. Passive exposure to smoke results in defective interferon-gamma production by adenoids in children with recurrent respiratory infections. (United States)

    Marseglia, Gian Luigi; Avanzini, Maria Antonietta; Caimmi, Silvia; Caimmi, Davide; Marseglia, Alessia; Valsecchi, Chiara; Poddighe, Dimitri; Ciprandi, Giorgio; Pagella, Fabio; Klersy, Catherine; Castellazzi, Anna Maria


    There is evidence that exposure to passive smoke is associated with an increased susceptibility to respiratory infections. Indeed, cigarette smoke extracts may interfere with the immune system, even though the precise mechanism has not been fully understood yet. Recurrent respiratory infections may be sustained by a defective immune response. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether, in a cohort of children presenting both with recurrent respiratory infections and with a history of exposure to tobacco smoke, these factors were related to a lower local production of interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) when compared to a similar non-exposed population. The study group included 128 children undergoing adenoidectomy, presenting with more than three respiratory infections per year, independently of exposure to passive smoke at home. The intracellular cytokine profile of lymphocyte subsets in adenoids was evaluated by flow cytometry analysis. Children exposed to tobacco smoke suffered from a significantly greater number of respiratory infections and had a lower percentage of IFN-gamma-producing CD8+ cells in adenoids than non-exposed children, while other T-cell subsets were not affected. The effect of smoke exposure seems to be specific to the IFN-gamma-producing CD8+ cells in adenoids and may contribute to the increased susceptibility to the recurrence of respiratory infections.

  5. The effect of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome on growth and development in nonobese children: a parallel study of twins. (United States)

    Zhang, Xiao Man; Shi, Jun; Meng, Guo Zhen; Chen, Hong Sai; Zhang, Li Na; Wang, Zhao Yan; Wu, Hao


    To explore the effects of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) on children's growth by the study of identical twins. Seventeen cases of nonobese children with OSAS were included in this study. The control group was their identical twin sibling, who had no signs of OSAS. Data including height, weight, and serum insulin-like growth factor 1 levels were analyzed before tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (T&A) and at 3, 6, and 12 months after surgery. The mean apnea hyponea index was 3.9 times/hour in patients with OSAS and became normal after surgery. Minimum oxygen saturation gradually increased after T&A. The height and weight of the OSAS group before T&A was lower than the control group. During the follow-up period, height and weight increased but were lower than the control group. Serum insulin-like growth factor 1 levels in the OSAS group before T&A were lower than the control group. The level was significantly increased 3 months after T&A. OSAS impairs growth and development. Significant growth recovery occurs after T&A, and early surgical intervention is an important factor for improvement in growth. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  6. Malpractice claims and unintentional outcome of tonsil surgery and other standard procedures in otorhinolaryngology (United States)

    Windfuhr, Jochen P.


    Background: Septoplasty, tonsillectomy (with and without adenoidectomy) and cervical lymph node excision are amongst the most common 50 inpatient operations in Germany. Intracapsular tonsillectomies (i.e. tonsillotomies) are increasingly performed. The aim of this study was to evaluate technical traps and pitfalls as well as alleged medical malpractice associated with tonsillectomy (TE), adenoidectomy (AE), tonsillotomy (TT), septoplasty (SP) and cervical lymph node excision (LN). Methods: A questionnaire was sent to the Regional Medical Conciliation Boards, Medical Services of the Health Insurance Companies (MDK) and Regional Institutes of Forensic Medicine in Germany to collect anonymized cases of complications following TE, TT, AE, LN and SP. The results were discussed in the light of the contemporary medical literature and published trials and verdicts in Germany. Results: The response rate of our survey was 55.9%. The Institutes of Forensic Medicine contributed nine cases, 49 cases were submitted by the Regional Conciliation Boards and none by MDK. All forensic cases were associated with exsanguinations following tonsillectomy including two children (5 and 8 years of age) and seven adults (aged 20 to 69 years). The fatal post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage (PTH) had occurred 8.7 days on average; four patients experienced the bleeding episode at home (day 5, 8, 9 and 17, respectively). Repeated episodes of bleeding requiring surgical intervention had occurred in 6 patients. Three Conciliation Boards submitted decicions associated with TT (1), AE (4), LN (3), SP (16) and TE (25). Cases with lethal outcome were not registered. Only three of the 49 cases were assessed as surgical malpractice (6.1%) including lesion of the spinal accessory nerve, wrong indication for TE and dental lesion after insertion of the mouth gag. The review of the medico legal literature yielded 71 published verdicts after AE and TE (29), LN (28) and SP (14) of which 37 resulted in compensation

  7. Clinical practice guideline: Otitis media with effusion. (United States)

    Rosenfeld, Richard M; Culpepper, Larry; Doyle, Karen J; Grundfast, Kenneth M; Hoberman, Alejandro; Kenna, Margaret A; Lieberthal, Allan S; Mahoney, Martin; Wahl, Richard A; Woods, Charles R; Yawn, Barbara


    language delay, learning problems, or a significant hearing loss is suspected in a child with OME; (5) children with persistent OME who are not at risk should be reexamined at 3- to 6-month intervals until the effusion is no longer present, significant hearing loss is identified, or structural abnormalities of the eardrum or middle ear are suspected; and (6) when a child becomes a surgical candidate, tympanostomy tube insertion is the preferred initial procedure. Adenoidectomy should not be performed unless a distinct indication exists (nasal obstruction, chronic adenoiditis); repeat surgery consists of adenoidectomy plus myringotomy, with or without tube insertion. Tonsillectomy alone or myringotomy alone should not be used to treat OME. The subcommittee made negative recommendations that (1) population-based screening programs for OME not be performed in healthy, asymptomatic children and (2) antihistamines and decongestants are ineffective for OME and should not be used for treatment; antimicrobials and corticosteroids do not have long-term efficacy and should not be used for routine management. The subcommittee gave as options that (1) tympanometry can be used to confirm the diagnosis of OME and (2) when children with OME are referred by the primary clinician for evaluation by an otolaryngologist, audiologist, or speech-language pathologist, the referring clinician should document the effusion duration and specific reason for referral (evaluation, surgery), and provide additional relevant information such as history of AOM and developmental status of the child. The subcommittee made no recommendations for (1) complementary and alternative medicine as a treatment for OME based on a lack of scientific evidence documenting efficacy and (2) allergy management as a treatment for OME based on insufficient evidence of therapeutic efficacy or a causal relationship between allergy and OME. Last, the panel compiled a list of research needs based on limitations of the evidence

  8. Generation of tidal volume via gentle chest pressure in children over one year old. (United States)

    Tsui, Ban C H; Horne, Sara; Tsui, Jenkin; Corry, Gareth N


    In the event of cardiac arrest, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a well-established technique to maintain oxygenation of tissues and organs until medical equipment and staff are available. During CPR, chest compressions help circulate blood and have been shown in animal models to be a means of short-term oxygenation. In this study, we tested whether gentle chest pressure can generate meaningful tidal volume in paediatric subjects. This prospective cohort pilot study recruited children under the age of 17 years and undergoing any surgery requiring general anaesthetic and endotracheal intubation. After induction of general anaesthesia, tidal volumes were obtained before and after intubation by applying a downward force on the chest which was not greater than the patient's weight. Mean tidal volumes were compared for unprotected versus protected airway and for type of surgery. Mean tidal volume generated with an unprotected and protected airway was 2.7 (1.7) and 2.9 (2.3) mL/kg, respectively. Mean tidal volume generated with mechanical ventilation was 13.6 (4.9) mL/kg. No statistical significance was found when comparing tidal volumes generated with an unprotected or protected airway (p = 0.20), type of surgery (tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy versus other surgery) (unprotected, p = 0.09; protected, p = 0.37), and when age difference between groups was taken into account (p = 0.34). Using gentle chest pressure, we were able to generate over 20% of the tidal volume achieved with mechanical ventilation. Our results suggest that gentle chest pressure may be a means to support temporary airflow in children. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Compliance and efficacy of saline irrigation in pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis. (United States)

    Hong, Sang Duk; Kim, Joon Ho; Kim, Hyo Yeol; Jang, Min-Seok; Dhong, Hun-Jong; Chung, Seung-Kyu


    The objective of this study was to evaluate compliance with and effectiveness of nasal irrigation in children with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and to assess its clinical course. Seventy-seven children with refractory CRS resistant to medical treatment including antibiotics and nasal corticosteroids were included. We evaluated patients' nasal symptom and Lund Mackay CT scores at baseline. All patients were educated about nasal irrigation and encouraged to perform nasal irrigation 1-3 times a day. After 1 month, patients were reevaluated regarding compliance with the protocol and improvement of CRS by assessing symptom score and endoscopic evaluation. The patients were followed up for at least two months to assess need for further treatment including surgery. Mean age of patients was 8.3 years ranging from 4 to 13 years. Mean follow-up duration with nasal saline irrigation was 6.2 months (2-32 months). Forty nine patients (63.6%) successfully carried out nasal irrigation during follow-up (good compliance [GC] group) and 28 patients (36.4%) did not successfully carry out nasal irrigation (poor compliance [PC] group). There were no significant differences between GC and PC groups regarding clinical characteristics and baseline Lund-MacKay CT scores. Subjective and objective improvements were observed in 36 patients (73.5%) in the GC group and 14 patients (50.0%) in the PC group. Surgery including endoscopic sinus surgery and/or adenoidectomy was performed in 8 patients (16.3%) in the GC group and 12 patients (42.9%) in the PC group. The rate of surgical treatment was significantly different between the groups (p=0.019). Nasal irrigation in children with long standing CRS is relatively well tolerated (63.6%) and effective. Nasal saline irrigation should be considered as a primary treatment tool in CRS even in pediatric age group. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. Computed tomographic evaluation of mouth breathers among paediatric patients (United States)

    Farid, MM; Metwalli, N


    Objectives Mouth breathing causes many serious problems in the paediatric population. It has been maintained that enlarged adenoids are principally responsible for mouth breathing. This study was designed to evaluate whether other mechanical obstacles might predispose the child to mouth breathing. Methods 67 children with ages ranging from 10 to 15 years were studied and grouped into mouth-breathers and nose-breathers. The children first underwent axial CT scans of the brain for which they were originally referred. In addition, they were subjected to a limited coronal CT examination of the paranasal sinuses. Congenital anatomical variations as well as inflammatory changes were assessed. Results 87% of mouth-breathing children had hypertrophied adenoids, 77% had maxillary sinusitis, 74% had pneumatized middle concha, 55% had a deviated nasal septum, 55% had hypertrophied inferior conchae, 45% had ethmoidal sinusitis and 23% showed frontal sinusitis. Such changes were significantly less prevalent in nose-breathers. 12.9% of mouth-breathing children did not have adenoids. Of these children, only 3.3% had one or more congenital or inflammatory change whereas the other 9.6% showed a completely normal CT scan signifying the incidence of habitual non-obstructive mouth breathing. Conclusions It is clear that adenoids have a dominant role in causing mouth breathing. Yet, we recommend that paediatricians should assess other mechanical obstacles if mouth breathing was not corrected after adenoidectomy. Further research should be performed to test the validity of correction of such factors in improving the quality of life of mouth-breathing children. PMID:20089737

  11. Utilization of a postoperative adenotonsillectomy teaching video: A pilot study. (United States)

    Khan, Sarah; Tumin, Dmitry; King, Adele; Rice, Julie; Jatana, Kris R; Tobias, Joseph D; Raman, Vidya T


    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. 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. Parents completed pre and post-instruction assessments of their knowledge of post-operative pain management with responses scored from 0 to 8. Telephone assessments were conducted within 48 post-operative hours with a subjective rating of the helpfulness of the video teaching tool. The study cohort included 99 patients and their families. The median pre-instruction score was 5 of 8 points (Interquartile range [IQR]: 4, 6) and this remained at 5 following instruction. (IQR:4, 6; p = 0.702 difference from baseline). Baseline scores did not vary across the groups (p = 0.156) and there was no increase in the knowledge score from pre to post-test across the three groups. Groups B and C rated the helpfulness of the video teaching tool with a median score of 4 of 5. (IQR: 4, 5). A baseline deficit exists in parental understanding of post-operative pain management that did not statistically improve regardless of the form post-operative instruction used (verbal vs. video-based instruction). However, the high helpfulness scores in both video groups support the use of video instruction as an alternative to or to complement to verbal instruction. However, further identification of knowledge deficits is required for optimization of post-operative educational materials. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  12. Presence of herpesviruses in adenoid tissues of children with adenoid hypertrophy and chronic adenoiditis. (United States)

    Karlıdağ, Turgut; Bulut, Yasemin; Keleş, Erol; Alpay, Hayrettin Cengiz; Seyrek, Adnan; Orhan, İsrafil; Karlıdağ, Gülden Eser; Kaygusuz, İrfan


    The aim of study was to determine the presence of some of the herpesviruses including herpes simplex virus (HSV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and cytomegalovirus (CMV) in adenoid tissues of children with adenoid hypertrophy (AH) and chronic adenoiditis (CA) and to investigate the potential role of the herpesviruses in patogenesis of AH and CA. A total of 72 patients (41 boys, 31 girls; mean age 4 years and 2 months; range 2 to 9 years) who underwent adenoidectomy or adenotonsillectomy (with or without placement of a ventilation tube) in our clinic between October 2007 and May 2008, were included. The patients were divided into two groups, as AH group (n=42) and the CA group (n=30). Adenoid tissues collected from patients in both groups were analyzed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the presence of HSV, EBV and CMV-DNA. The results of the PCR indicated that 33.3% in the AH group and 36.6% in the CA group were herpesvirus DNA positive. Among the herpesviruses studied, HSV-DNA was detected at the highest level (14.2% and 16.6%, respectively) in both groups, although the difference between the groups was not significant. EBV-DNA positiveness was 11.9% and CMV-DNA was 4.7% in the AH group, whereas, EBV-DNA positiveness was 13.3% and CMV-DNA was 6.6% in the CA group. Herpesviruses were determined at a high rate in adenoid tissue of children with AH and CA, suggesting that there may be a potential relationship between the presence of herpesviruses and occurrence of AH and CA in children. However, more extensive studies are required to elucidate the role of herpesviruses in the pathogenesis of AH or CA.

  13. Pulmonary hypertension evaluation by Doppler echocardiogram in children and adolescents with mouth breathing syndrome,

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    Marcela Silva Lima

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction: Adenotonsillar hyperplasia (ATH and allergic rhinitis (AR are the most common causes of upper airway obstruction in children. Such diseases, by affecting the upper airways, can cause chronic alveolar hypoventilation, pulmonary vasoconstriction and pulmonary hypertension, which in some cases, are irreversible. Objective: This cross-sectional study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of pulmonary hypertension in two groups of mouth-breathing (MB 2-12 years old children with ATH and isolated allergic rhinitis, through Doppler echocardiography. Methods: 54 patients with ATH and indications for adenoidectomy and/or tonsillectomy and 24 patients with persistent allergic rhinitis were selected and submitted to Doppler echocardiography. The Systolic Pulmonary Artery Pressure (SPAP was determined by tricuspid regurgitation and the Mean Pulmonary Artery Pressure (MPAP was calculated from the SPAP. Similar measurements were carried out in 25 nasal breathing (NB individuals. Results: The mean MPAP and SPAP were higher in the MB than in the NB group (17.62 ± 2.06 [ATH] and 17.45 ± 1.25 [AR] vs. 15.20 ± 2.36 [NB] mmHg, p < 0.005, and 25.61 ± 3.38 [ATH] and 25.33 ± 2.06 [AR] vs. 21.64 ± 3.87 [NB] mmHg, p < 0.005, respectively and the mean acceleration time of pulmonary flow trace (Act was higher in the NB than in the MB group (127.24 ± 12.81 [RN] vs. 114.06 ± 10.63 ms [ATH] and 117.96 ± 10.28 [AR] MS [AR]; p < 0.0001. Conclusion: None of the MB children (ATH and AR met the PH criteria, although individuals with both ATH and isolated AR showed significant evidence of increased pulmonary artery pressure by Doppler echocardiography in relation to NB individuals. No differences were observed between the ATH and AR groups.

  14. Quality of Life in Under-14-Year-Old Children After Adenotonsillectomy

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    Fathollah Behnoud


    Full Text Available Introduction: Tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy is one of the most frequent surgical procedures especially in children. Several indications and contraindications have been suggested for this procedure. The benefits and the negative results of this operation have been studied by different researchers; nevertheless, to date, it is still a common procedure. The main purpose of this study is to obtain extensive information on the outcomes of adenotonsillectomy, according to the patient's physical, emotional and behavioral changes and also on the overall changes in his/her quality of life (QOL. Materials and Methods: All the children, aged 1-14, referred to the Besat Hospital clinics (Hamadan, Iran between March 2008 and March 2009 were included in this study. Overall, 86 children with documented indications underwent adenotonsillectomy, and were followed up for one year.  Two modified standard questionnaires for QOL were completed before and one year after the tonsillectomy. Upon the completion of this two-year study, statistical analyses were performed, and the demographic data of the study groups were compared with those of a same-age group. Results: Changes were observed in five main complaints as follow: Acute Recurrent tonsillitis was present in 86 patients preoperatively, but in only three cases postoperatively (pharyngitis. Confirmed chronic sinusitis was present in 24 patients preoperatively, but only in three cases during the year after the surgery. Oral breathing was seen in 82 patients preoperatively, but only in one patient during the year after the surgery. Nocturnal snoring was seen in 83 children preoperatively, but in 25 cases during the year after the surgery. Halitosis was present in 71 patients, while and halitosis was seen in 27 during the year after the surgery. Conclusion: Overall, the majority of the parameters studied showed significant differences after surgery.

  15. [Duration of middle ear ventilation after laser myringotomy with the CO2 laser otoscope Otoscan]. (United States)

    Sedlmaier, B; Jivanjee, A; Gutzler, R; Huscher, D; Jovanovic, S


    The most important principle in treating secretory otitis media (SOM) is ventilation of the tympanic cavity. CO2 laser myringotomy achieves this via a self-healing perforation whose diameter essentially determines the duration of transtympanic ventilation. In this study, laser myringotomy was performed with the CO2 laser otoscope Otoscan in a homogeneous patient collective comprising 81 children (159 ears) suffering from SOM. The tympanic intervention was combined with an adenoidectomy or a CO2 laser tonsillotomy and therefore performed under general insufflation anesthesia. In all ears, approximately 2 mm circular perforations were created in the lower anterior quadrants with a power of 12-15 W and a pulse duration of 180 ms. None of the children showed postoperative impairment of inner ear function. Otomicroscopic and videoendoscopic monitoring documented the healing process. The mean closure time was found to be 16.35 days (8-34 days). As a rule, an onion-skin-like membrane of keratinized material was seen in the former myringotomy perforations at the time of closure. At the follow-up 6 months later the laser myringotomy sites appeared normal and irritation-free. Two of the tympanic membranes (1.6%) examined showed atrophic scar formation, one (0.8%) a perforation with a diameter of 0.5 mm. In 19 ears (14.7%) there was a recurrence of SOM within the observation period. Laser myringotomy competes with ventilation tube insertion in the treatment of SOM. It may be an useful alternative in the surgical management of secretory otitis media.

  16. [Benefits and importance of tonsillectomy in children and youth with PFAPA syndrome]. (United States)

    Ridder, G J; Onderka, C E


    PFAPA syndrome is characterized by periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and cervical adenitis. Tonsillectomy and adenotonsillectomy are surgical treatment options for this periodic fever syndrome, the significance of which will be discussed. Between 2004 and 2010 we collected data of 36 patients with the diagnosis of PFAPA syndrome. Data analysis was carried out on the basis of structured questionnairs, patients' files as well as a systematic evaluation of international literature up to April 2011. The average age for the appearance of PFAPA episodes was 22 months and they recurred for an average duration of 3-5 days every 14-33 days. During a PFAPA attack, aphthous stomatitis was present in 70% of the patients, pharyngitis was present in 93% and cervical adenitis in 96%. The family history for recurrent fever was positive in 4 of the patients. In 85% cortikosteroids were the only effective medicative treatment with no further symptoms until the next attack. Surgery (tonsillectomy±adenoidectomy) aborted the PFAPA episodes in 10 of 16 patients, in 2 patients the frequency of episodes decreased, 3 patients had no noticeable change and 1 patient died as a result of postsurgical bleeding at another institution. After an average duration of illness of 4 years the PFAPA syndrome was in spontaneous remission in 8 patients. Tonsillectomy is an effective treatment option for the PFAPA syndrome. Contrary to a general indication the decision should be personalized considering the benefit vs. the risk of operation with the advice of an ENT specialist. Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.

  17. Sleep surgery and medical malpractice. (United States)

    Tolisano, Anthony M; Bager, Jennifer M


    To describe and analyze the causes and outcomes of lawsuits pertaining to sleep surgery to mitigate future litigation and improve physician education. A retrospective review of a publicly available database containing jury verdicts and settlements. The LexisNexis MEGA Jury Verdicts and Settlements database was reviewed for all lawsuits including settlements and trial verdicts related to sleep surgery. Data including type of surgery performed, plaintiff allegation, nature of injury, outcomes, and indemnities were collected and analyzed. Fifty-one cases met the inclusion criteria. Of these, 30 were decided by a jury, nine were settled out of court, and 10 were resolved by other means. Overall, 57% of known outcomes favored the defendant. The most common surgery performed was tonsillectomy (57%), followed by uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (45%), adenoidectomy (31%), and septoplasty (31%). No difference was found between outcomes when comparing the most common injuries cited, including wrongful death (P = .572), airway compromise (P = .376), and drug reaction (P = .443). If failure to recognize a complication (P = .034) or delay in diagnosis (P = .026) was a component of the legal allegations, the outcome significantly favored the plaintiff. The median settlement ($545,000) and plaintiff award ($1.45 million) were not significantly different (P = .13). The majority of outcomes favored the defendant. Type of injury did not predict outcome. Failure to recognize complications and delay in diagnosis strongly predicted a verdict in favor of the plaintiff. 2c. © 2014 The American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc.

  18. [Asymmetric negative pressure pulmonary edema after acute upper airway obstruction: case report]. (United States)

    Peixoto, Aldo José


    Negative pressure pulmonary edema after acute upper airway obstruction is a well-described event, though infrequently diagnosed and reported. This report aimed at presenting a case of upper airway obstruction negative pressure pulmonary edema following acute upper airway obstruction characterized by pulmonary edema asymmetry, being more prominent in the right lung. A 4-year-old boy, 17 kg, phisical status ASA I submitted to combined tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy and turbinate cauterization under general anesthesia with sevoflurane/nitrous oxide/O2. Surgery duration was 90 minutes without complications. During anesthetic recovery and spontaneously breathing, patient reacted to tracheal tube, which was removed. Following, ventilatory efforts resulted in chest wall retraction without apparent air movement, being impossible to ventilate him with facial mask. Symptoms evolved to severe hypoxemia (50% SpO2) requiring reintubation. At this point, it was observed that the lung was stiffer and there were bilateral rales characterizing pulmonary edema. A chest X-ray showed diffuse bilateral infiltrates, right upper lobe atelectasis and marked pulmonary edema asymmetry (right greater than left). Patient was mechanically ventilated with PEEP for 20 hours when he was extubated. There was a progressive pulmonary edema improvement and patient was discharged 48 hours later. Negative pressure pulmonary edema (NPPE) is a rare event with high morbidity risk. It is often not diagnosed and requires from the anesthesiologist an updated knowledge and adequate management. It is usually bilateral, rarely unilateral, and exceptionally asymmetric as in this case. Most cases are treated by mechanical ventilation with PEEP or CPAP without any other therapy. The prognosis is favorable, with most cases recovering within the first 24 hours.

  19. Effects of dietary habits and risk factors on allergic rhinitis prevalence among Turkish adolescents. (United States)

    Tamay, Zeynep; Akcay, Ahmet; Ergin, Ahmet; Guler, Nermin


    Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a global health problem affecting many people from childhood to adulthood. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of AR and related symptoms, and to assess the risk factors, dietary habits and the Mediterranean diet affecting AR. In a cross-sectional study design, 9991 children, aged 13-14 years in 61 primary schools in 32 districts of Istanbul were evaluated. The prevalence of AR symptoms among the children was evaluated using the ISAAC protocol. In our study, total of 10,984 questionnaires were distributed to 13-14yr-old schoolchildren to 61 schools in 32 district of Istanbul and 9991 questionnaires were suitable for analysis with an overall response of 91.7%. The rates of lifetime rhinitis, rhinitis in last 12 months and lifetime doctor diagnosed AR prevalence were 53.5%, 38.3% and 4.5%, respectively. The variation among districts in the prevalence of doctor diagnosed AR was very high. The highest prevalence was about 10 times higher than in the district with the lowest prevalence (range: 1.4-14.5) of Istanbul. A family history of atopy, mother with a university degree, presence of cat at home during last 12 months and adenoidectomy were significant for increased doctor diagnosed AR risk. Additionally, although fish and other sea foods, fermented drinks made from millets and various seeds, animal fats and butter were independent risk factors for doctor diagnosed AR, fish oil and hamburger were protective foods for doctor diagnosed AR. The MD was not associated with the prevalence of doctor diagnosed AR. This study shows that that there are wide variations for the prevalence of AR related symptoms in 13-14yr-old schoolchildren among districts of Istanbul in Turkey. Socio-economical, environmental factors, some dietary habits, but not Mediterranean diet may affect the prevalence of AR. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  20. Family history of adenotonsillectomy as a risk factor for tonsillar hypertrophy and snoring in childhood. (United States)

    Kalampouka, Efthimia; Moudaki, Aggeliki; Malakasioti, Georgia; Panaghiotopoulou-Gartagani, Polytimi; Chrousos, George; Kaditis, Athanasios G


    Accumulating evidence supports a role for familial predisposition in the pathogenesis of OSA. In this study, it was hypothesized that parental history of adenoidectomy and/or tonsillectomy (AT), which is the standard treatment for pediatric OSA is a risk factor for tonsillar hypertrophy and habitual snoring (>3 nights/week) in the offspring. Children were recruited from the emergency department and the pediatric pulmonology clinic. Paternal or maternal history of AT (explanatory variables) and habitual snoring (outcome) were recorded and presence of tonsillar hypertrophy (outcome) was assessed. Two hundred ninety-two children (2-14 y.o.) were recruited; 37 (12.7%) of them had paternal history of AT, 39 (13.4%) maternal history of AT, 60 (20.5%) tonsillar hypertrophy, and 48 (16.4%) habitual snoring. Maternal and paternal history of AT were significantly associated with the presence of tonsillar hypertrophy even after adjustment for age, gender, obesity, passive smoking, and physician-diagnosed wheezing requiring treatment with inhaled medications over the past year [odds ratios (95% confidence interval): 3.52 (1.54-8.06); P snoring [4.12 (1.86-9.12); P snoring than maternal history of AT [4.00 (1.97-8.14) vs. 2.73 (1.20-6.20)]. Children with parental history of AT have more frequently tonsillar hypertrophy than those without such history. Tonsillar hypertrophy mediates at least in part the association between maternal history of AT and habitual snoring in childhood. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  1. Remission and incidence of obstructive sleep apnea from middle childhood to late adolescence. (United States)

    Spilsbury, James C; Storfer-Isser, Amy; Rosen, Carol L; Redline, Susan


    To study the incidence, remission, and prediction of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) from middle childhood to late adolescence. Longitudinal analysis. The Cleveland Children's Sleep and Health Study, an ethnically mixed, urban, community-based cohort, followed 8 y. There were 490 participants with overnight polysomnography data available at ages 8-11 and 16-19 y. Baseline participant characteristics and health history were ascertained from parent report and US census data. OSA was defined as an obstructive apnea- hypopnea index ≥ 5 or an obstructive apnea index ≥ 1. OSA prevalence was approximately 4% at each examination, but OSA largely did not persist from middle childhood to late adolescence. Habitual snoring and obesity predicted OSA in cross-sectional analyses at each time point. Residence in a disadvantaged neighborhood, African-American race, and premature birth also predicted OSA in middle childhood, whereas male sex, high body mass index, and history of tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy were risk factors among adolescents. Obesity, but not habitual snoring, in middle childhood predicted adolescent OSA. Because OSA in middle childhood usually remitted by adolescence and most adolescent cases were incident cases, criteria other than concern alone over OSA persistence or incidence should be used when making treatment decisions for pediatric OSA. Moreover, OSA's distinct risk factors at each time point underscore the need for alternative risk-factor assessments across pediatric ages. The greater importance of middle childhood obesity compared to snoring in predicting adolescent OSA provides support for screening, preventing, and treating obesity in childhood. © 2014 Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC.

  2. Otolaryngology Service Usage in Children With Cleft Palate. (United States)

    Whittemore, Kenneth R; Dargie, Jenna M; Dornan, Briana K; Boudreau, Brian


    To determine the usage of otolaryngology services by children with cleft palate at a pediatric tertiary care facility. Retrospective case series. Specialty clinic at a pediatric tertiary care hospital. Children born between January 1, 1999, and December 31, 2002, with the diagnosis of cleft palate or cleft lip and palate. A total of 41 female and 48 male patients were included. Total number of otolaryngology clinic visits and total number of otolaryngologic surgeries (tympanostomy tube placements and other otologic or upper airway procedures). In the first 5 years of life, these children utilized an average of 8.2 otolaryngology clinic visits (SD = 5.0; range: 1-22) and underwent 3.3 tympanostomy tube surgeries (SD = 2.0; range: 0-10). Seventy-three had their first tube placed at the time of palate repair, and 4 at the time of lip repair. Fifty-one (57.3%) required other otologic or upper airway procedures, including tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy (27 children), removal of tympanostomy tubes (24 children), tympanomastoidectomy (3 children), and tympanoplasty (14 children). Of the children who underwent other procedures, they underwent a mean of 1.67 (SD = 0.84; range: 1-4) surgeries. Children with cleft palate are at increased risk for eustachian tube dysfunction, frequently utilize otolaryngology care, and typically receive multiple sets of tympanostomy tubes. This study found that children with cleft palate receive on average of approximately 3 sets of tympanostomy tubes, and the majority required another otologic or upper airway surgery.

  3. Diagnosing subtle palatal anomalies: Validation of video-analysis and assessment protocol for diagnosing occult submucous cleft palate. (United States)

    Rourke, Ryan; Weinberg, Seth M; Marazita, Mary L; Jabbour, Noel


    Submucous cleft palate (SMCP) classically involves bifid uvula, zona pellucida, and notched hard palate. However, patients may present with more subtle anatomic abnormalities. The ability to detect these abnormalities is important for surgeons managing velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD) or considering adenoidectomy. Validate an assessment protocol for diagnosis of occult submucous cleft palate (OSMCP) and identify physical examination features present in patients with OSMCP in the relaxed and activated palate positions. Study participants included patients referred to a pediatric VPD clinic with concern for hypernasality or SMCP. Using an appropriately encrypted iPod touch, transoral video was obtained for each patient with the palate in the relaxed and activated positions. The videos were reviewed by two otolaryngologists in normal speed and slow-motion, as needed, and a questionnaire was completed by each reviewer pertaining to the anatomy and function of the palate. 47 patients, with an average age of 4.6 years, were included in the study over a one-year period. Four videos were unusable due to incomplete view of the palate. The most common palatal abnormality noted was OSMCP, diagnosed by each reviewer in 26/43 and 30/43 patients respectively. Using the assessment protocol, agreement on palatal diagnosis was 83.7% (kappa = 0.68), indicating substantial agreement, with the most prevalent anatomic features being vaulted palate elevation (96%) and visible notching of hard palate (75%). The diagnosis of subtle palatal anomalies is difficult and can be subjective. Using the proposed video-analysis method and assessment protocol may improve reliability of diagnosis of OSMCP. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  4. Effects of guidelines on adeno-tonsillar surgery on the clinical behaviour of otorhinolaryngologists in Italy

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    Motta Giovanni


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Several guidelines on adeno-tonsillar disease have been proposed in recent years and some discrepancies in relation both to clinical manifestations and indications for surgical treatment have emerged. The aim of the study was to verify what influence (adeno-tonsillectomy guidelines have had on the clinical behaviour of ENT specialists in Italy. Our study is a retrospective and multi-centre case series with chart review. Methods The survey involved 14,770 children, aged between the ages of 2 and 11, who had undergone adeno-tonsillar surgery between 2002 and 2008 in fourteen Italian tertiary and secondary referral centres. Anova test was used for the statistical analysis, assuming p Results The frequency of adeno-tonsillar surgeries did not change significantly (p>0.05 during the study period and following the Italian policy document publication. Overall, adeno-tonsillectomy was the most frequent intervention (64.1%, followed by adenoidectomy (31.1% and tonsillectomy (4.8%. The indications for surgery did not change significantly for each of the operations (p>0.05, with the exception of adeno-tonsillectomy in case of feverish episodes due to acute recurrent tonsillitis ≥ 5 without nasal obstruction (decreased p= 0.010 , even when the feverish episodes due to acute recurrent tonsillitis were Conclusions The recommendations first developed in Italy in a 2003 policy document and then resumed in guidelines in 2008, were not implemented by ENT units involved in the survey. The study highlights the fact that the indications for adeno-tonsillar operations are based on the overall clinical presentation (comorbidity rather than on a single symptom. Guidelines are necessary to give coherent recommendations based on both the findings obtained through randomized controlled trials and the data collected from observational studies.

  5. Tonsillectomy versus tonsillotomy performed with scissors in children with tonsillar hypertrophy. (United States)

    Vlastos, Ioannis M; Parpounas, Kostas; Economides, John; Helmis, George; Koudoumnakis, Emmanouel; Houlakis, Michael


    We sought to determine the morbidity and the short and long-term effectiveness of tonsillotomy (partial tonsillectomy) performed with scissors compared with conventional cold knife (total) tonsillectomy. We conducted a 2-year prospective non-randomized study at a tertiary children's hospital. One thousand and twenty-three children were recruited (243 in the tonsillotomy and 780 in the tonsillectomy group). Age, sex, weight, and time of operation, immediately post-operative complications and pain were recorded. Eighteen months after the operation data on weight, parents' satisfaction and recurrence of obstructed symptoms was obtained in 60 randomly selected children of each group. Post-operative complications rates were very low in both groups and their differences did not reach statistical significance. However, tonsillotomies were significantly better than tonsillectomies in relation to post-operative pain the 1st (P<0.001) and the 7th (P<0.001) post-operative day, and lasted an average of 2.5 min less. Concerning long-term effects, both methods resulted in an increase of patients' weight without the difference in weight increase be statistically significant. In addition, parents' satisfaction as well as oral malodour do not seem to differ significantly. Finally, although twice as many children in the tonsillotomy group had a recurrence of snoring compared to tonsillectomy group, only in about half of them was the problem regarded significant enough by their parents to require medical consultation or reoperation. At the end, an estimated 3.5% of the tonsillotomy group was offered a tonsillectomy in the long term. This trial shows that scissors tonsillotomy in combination with an adenoidectomy is a viable therapeutic option with less immediate post-operative morbidity than tonsillectomy in young children whose sleep disorder breathing is due to a combination of tonsilar and adenoid hypertrophy. However, parents should be informed of the possibility of regrowth and

  6. Relative bioavailability and plasma paracetamol profiles of Panadol suppositories in children. (United States)

    Coulthard, K P; Nielson, H W; Schroder, M; Covino, A; Matthews, N T; Murray, R S; Van Der Walt, J H


    To determine the relative bioavailability and plasma paracetamol concentration profiles following administration of a proprietary formulation of paracetamol suppositories to postoperative children. Study A-eight children undergoing minor surgery had blood samples collected following the rectal administration of either a 250 mg or 500 mg paracetamol suppository on one day and an equivalent oral dose on the following day. A mean dose of 13 mg/kg gave a mean Cmax (Tmax) of 7.7 mg/L (1.6 h) and 4.9 mg/L (2.0 h) following oral and rectal administration, respectively. The mean relative rectal bioavailability was 78% (95% confidence interval of 55-101%). Study B-20 children undergoing tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy were randomly assigned to receive a postoperative dose of 500 mg of paracetamol either as 2 x 250 mg liquid filled or 1 x 500 mg hard wax Panadol suppository. A mean dose of 25 mg/kg produced mean maximum plasma paracetamol concentrations of 13.2 mg/L and 14.5 mg/L at 2.1 and 1.9 h for the hard and liquid filled suppository, respectively. The absorption rate constants and areas under the curves suggested no difference in the rate or extent of absorption between the two formulations. Absorption of paracetamol following rectal administration of Panadol suppositories to postoperative children is slower and reduced as compared to oral therapy. The hard wax and liquid filled products have similar absorption characteristics. The usually quoted antipyretic therapeutic range for paracetamol is 10-20 mg/L, although 5 mg/L may be effective. A single rectal dose of 25 mg/kg will obtain this lower concentration within 1 h of administration and maintain it for up to 6 h. When given in an appropriate dose for analgesia, maximum plasma paracetamol concentrations would be available in the immediate postoperative period if the rectal dose was given 2 h before the planned end of the procedure.

  7. Age at Exposure to Surgery and Anesthesia in Children and Association With Mental Disorder Diagnosis. (United States)

    Ing, Caleb; Sun, Ming; Olfson, Mark; DiMaggio, Charles J; Sun, Lena S; Wall, Melanie M; Li, Guohua


    Animals exposed to anesthetics during specific age periods of brain development experience neurotoxicity, with neurodevelopmental changes subsequently observed during adulthood. The corresponding vulnerable age in children, however, is unknown. An observational cohort study was performed using a longitudinal dataset constructed by linking individual-level Medicaid claims from Texas and New York from 1999 to 2010. This dataset was evaluated to determine whether the timing of exposure to anesthesia ≤5 years of age for a single common procedure (pyloromyotomy, inguinal hernia, circumcision outside the perinatal period, or tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy) is associated with increased subsequent risk of diagnoses for any mental disorder, or specifically developmental delay (DD) such as reading and language disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Exposure to anesthesia and surgery was evaluated in 11 separate age at exposure categories: ≤28 days old, >28 days and ≤6 months, >6 months and ≤1 year, and 6-month age intervals between >1 year old and ≤5 years old. For each exposed child, 5 children matched on propensity score calculated using sociodemographic and clinical covariates were selected for comparison. Cox proportional hazards models were used to measure the hazard ratio of a mental disorder diagnosis associated with exposure to surgery and anesthesia. A total of 38,493 children with a single exposure and 192,465 propensity score-matched children unexposed before 5 years of age were included in the analysis. Increased risk of mental disorder diagnosis was observed at all ages at exposure with an overall hazard ratio of 1.26 (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.22-1.30), which did not vary significantly with the timing of exposure. Analysis of DD and ADHD showed similar results, with elevated hazard ratios distributed evenly across all ages, and overall hazard ratios of 1.26 (95% CI, 1.20-1.32) for DD and 1.31 (95% CI, 1.25-1.37) for

  8. Ventilation time of the middle ear in otitis media with effusion (OME) after CO2 laser myringotomy. (United States)

    Sedlmaier, Benedikt; Jivanjee, Antonio; Gutzler, Rico; Huscher, Dörte; Jovanovic, Sergije


    The aim of this study was to investigate the transtympanic ventilation time, the healing course of the tympanic membrane, the early and late complications, and the recurrence rate of otitis media with effusion (OME) within 6 months after CO2 laser myringotomy with the CO2 laser otoscope Otoscan. Prospective clinical study. In this study, laser myringotomy was performed with the CO2 laser otoscope Otoscan in a patient population comprising 81 children (159 ears) with a history of otitis media with effusion (OME) associated with adenoidal and sometimes tonsillar hyperplasia. The procedure on the tympanic membrane was accordingly combined with an adenoidectomy, a CO2 laser tonsillotomy, or a tonsillectomy and therefore performed under insufflation anesthesia. In all ears, approximately 2 mm circular perforations were created in the lower anterior quadrants with a power of 12 to 15 W, a pulse duration of 180 msec, and a scanned area of 2.2 mm in diameter. None of the children showed postoperative impairment of cochleovestibular function such as sensorineural hearing loss or nystagmus. Otomicroscopic and videoendoscopic monitoring documented the closure time and healing pattern of tympanic membrane perforations. The mean closure time was found to be 16.35 days (minimum, 8 days; maximum, 34 days). As a rule, an onion-skin-like membrane of keratinized material was seen in the former myringotomy perforations at the time of closure. At the follow-up 6 months later, the condition of the tympanic membrane of 129 ears (81.1%) could be checked by otomicroscopy and videoendoscopy and the hearing ability by audiometry and tympanometry. The CO2 laser myringotomy sites appeared normal and irritation-free. Two of the tympanic membranes examined (1.6%) showed atrophic scar formation, and 1 (0.8%) had a perforation with a diameter of 0.3 mm. The perforation was seen closed in a control otoscopy 15 months postoperatively. OME recurred in 26.3% of the ears seen intraoperatively with

  9. Mouth breathing children have cephalometric patterns similar to those of adult patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome Crianças respiradoras bucais apresentam padrão cefalométrico semelhante àquele observado em pacientes adultos com síndrome da apnéia obstrutiva do sono

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    Maria Ligia Juliano


    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To determine whether mouth breathing children present the same cephalometric patterns as patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS. METHOD: Cephalometric variables were traced and measured on vertical lateral cephalometric radiographs. The cephalometric measurements of 52 mouth and 90 nose breathing children were compared with apneic patients. The children had not undergone adenoidectomy or tonsillectomy and had not had or were not receiving orthodontic or orthopedic treatment. RESULTS: Mouth breathing children showed same cephalometric pattern observed in patients with OSAS: a tendency to have a retruded mandible (p=0.05, along with greater inclination of the mandibular and occlusal planes (pOBJETIVO: Determinar se crianças respiradoras bucais apresentam o mesmo padrão cefalométrico que os pacientes que tem síndrome da apnéia obstrutiva do sono (SAOS. MÉTODO: Foram traçadas radiografias laterais verticais da cabeça para a mensuração das variáveis cefalométricas. As medidas cefalométricas de 52 crianças respiradoras bucais e de 90 crianças respiradoras nasais foram comparadas à de pacientes com apnéia. Foram excluídas as crianças que haviam sido submetidas à cirurgia de remoção de amídalas ou adenóides, ou que haviam recebido tratamento ortodôntico prévio ou em andamento. RESULTADOS: As crianças respiradoras bucais apresentaram o mesmo padrão cefalométrico observado em pacientes com SAOS: tendência a ter retrusão de mandíbula (p=0,05, assim como uma maior inclinação dos planos mandibular e oclusal (p<0,01 e tendência a ter maior inclinação dos incisivos superiores (p=0,08. O espaço da nasofaringe e o espaço aéreo posterior se apresentaram muito diminuídos nas crianças respiradoras bucais, como é observado em pacientes com SAOS (p<0,01. CONCLUSÃO: Crianças respiradoras bucais apresentam padrão cefalométrico alterado e sua morfologia craniofacial é semelhante àquela observada

  10. in pediAtriC CystiC FiBrosis pAtients

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    Zuzanna Gorski


    Full Text Available Introduction. Cystic fibrosis (CF is an autosomal recessive disease affecting the epithelial lining of the respiratory tract andexocrine glands (1-5. many children suffering from CF are often diagnosed and treated for various co-morbidities, includingchronic rhinosinusitis (Crs and nasal polyposis (np (3, 4, 6, 7, which will remain the focus of this article.Aim. the aim of this study was to examine the characteristic of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF admitted to the pediatricotolaryngology department due to coexisting chronic rhinosinusitis (Crs or nasal polyposis (np. the study focused on thedemographics, symptoms and management of children with CF with coexisting Crs and/or np. the data was then compared tothe results that had been presented in the literature.Material and methods. A retrospective study of 26 pediatric patients previously diagnosed with CF that were admitted to thedepartment of pediatric otolaryngology of the medical University of Warsaw between 2010 and 2015 was conducted. patients’medical histories were carefully reviewed. data on patients’ age, gender, symptoms and CF comorbidities were collected. thenumber and type of procedures performed on each patient were documented. Further assessment of the localization of polypswas performed in all np-positive patients.Results. the study included 26 patients (15 males and 11 females. mean age was 9 years. Crs and np was present in 100% and88.5% of the patients, respectively. 23 children underwent a total of 35 sinus surgeries due to Crs and/or np. 6 patients requiredone or more revision surgeries, with a total revision rate of 54.1%. Adenoidectomy (At and/or adenotonsillectomy (Att wasperformed in 10 patients. 5 children were disqualified from the surgery, due to various reasons. the most common localizationof np was maxillary sinus, followed by ethmoid sinus, sphenoid sinus, frontal sinus, and nasal cavity.Conclusions. due to a wide range of clinical findings in many organs

  11. Clinical Practice Guideline: Otitis Media with Effusion (Update). (United States)

    Rosenfeld, Richard M; Shin, Jennifer J; Schwartz, Seth R; Coggins, Robyn; Gagnon, Lisa; Hackell, Jesse M; Hoelting, David; Hunter, Lisa L; Kummer, Ann W; Payne, Spencer C; Poe, Dennis S; Veling, Maria; Vila, Peter M; Walsh, Sandra A; Corrigan, Maureen D


    an at-risk child; (7) should counsel families of children with bilateral OME and documented hearing loss about the potential impact on speech and language development; (8) should reevaluate, at 3- to 6-month intervals, children with chronic OME until the effusion is no longer present, significant hearing loss is identified, or structural abnormalities of the eardrum or middle ear are suspected; (9) should recommend tympanostomy tubes when surgery is performed for OME in a child <4 years old; adenoidectomy should not be performed unless a distinct indication exists (nasal obstruction, chronic adenoiditis); (10) should recommend tympanostomy tubes, adenoidectomy, or both when surgery is performed for OME in a child ≥4 years old; and (11) should document resolution of OME, improved hearing, or improved quality of life when managing a child with OME. © American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation 2016.

  12. Indications for tonsillectomy stratified by the level of evidence (United States)

    Windfuhr, Jochen P.


    , or with a significant history of tonsillitis. In particular, interval-tonsillectomy is not justified as a routine. 4) TE, with or without adenoidectomy, is efficacious to resolve sleep-related breathing disorders resulting from (adeno)tonsillar hypertrophy in children. However, the benefit is reduced by co-morbidities, such as obesity, and further research is required to identify prognostic factors for this subgroup of patients. Further research is indicated to clarify selection criteria not only for this subpopulation that may benefit from less invasive procedures such as tonsillotomy in the long-term. 5) Further trials are also indicated to evaluate the efficacy of TE on the clinical course in children with psoriasis guttata as well as on psoriasis vulgaris in adults, not responding to first-line therapy. 6) Conflicting results were reported concerning the role of TE in the concert to treat Ig-A nephropathy, mandating further clinical research. 7) Most importantly, randomized-controlled clinical trials with an adequate long-term follow-up are desirable to clarify the benefit of TE in patients with recurrent episodes of tonsillitis, with or without pharyngitis. Factors like age, spontaneous healing rate and postoperative quality of life have to be included when comparing TE with antibiotic therapy. PMID:28025609

  13. Antibióticos em tonsilectomias: terapêutico ou profilático? Necessário ou abusivo? Antibiotic use in tonsillectomies: therapeutic or prophylactic? Required or excessive?

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    Full Text Available A adenotonsilectomia é uma das cirurgias mais comumente realizadas na população pediátrica e adulta jovem. A morbidade pós-operatória de tal procedimento cirúrgico é importante incluindo odinofagia, disfagia, otalgia, febre, halitose, perda ponderal e redução da aceitação por via oral. Após a tonsilectomia, com ou sem adenoidectomia, a colonização da loja tonsilar aberta pela flora bacteriana oral causaria uma exacerbação da reação inflamatória local, piorando a dor pós-operatória. A hipótese de que a redução da população bacteriana na ferida cirúrgica aberta possa diminuir a inflamação local, promover o processo cicatricial e acelerar a recuperação pós-operatória determinou inúmeros estudos que abordaram a relação entre o uso perioperatório de antibióticos e a morbidade pós-operatória da adenotonsilectomia. Apesar desses estudos se definirem como avaliadores do uso profilático cirúrgico de antibióticos nessas cirurgias, não houve seguimento das normas de antibioticoprofilaxia cirúrgica internacionalmente aceitas, sendo que a maioria utiliza antibióticos por sete dias pós-operatórios. Através de uma revisão crítica da literatura, os autores discutem os prós e contras do uso de antibiótico nas tonsilectomias ou adenotonsilectomias, assim como a correta definição para sua utilização.Adenotonsillectomy is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the pediatric and young adult populations. The postoperative morbidity of this surgical procedure is often significant, including odynophagia, dysphagia, fever, halitosis, loss of weight and reduced oral intake. After tonsillectomy, with or without adenoidectomy, the colonization of the open tonsillar fossae by the bacterial population of the oral cavity would cause an exacerbation of the local inflammatory response worsening postoperative pain. The hypothesis that a reduction of the bacterial population of an open surgical wound could

  14. [The nasopharynx and pharyngeal tonsil in the history of otology and rhinology. Pictures from the history of otorhinolaryngology, presented by instruments from the collection of the Ingolstadt Medical History Museum]. (United States)

    Feldmann, H


    instrument was assisted digitally via the mouth and pharynx. The operation of the pharyngeal tonsil was adopted very eagerly by a great number of nasal surgeons. Among the numerous special instruments that subsequently were invented the most promising was the ring knife invented by Gottstein in 1886. Anesthesia and positioning: The pioneers of this intervention, Voltolini, Meyer, Semon and others, all operated without any anesthesia, but they usually would need up to 12 sessions (Semon) until the pharyngeal tonsil had been sufficiently reduced. Beckmann in Berlin, who had invented a modification of Gottstein's ring knife, reported in 1897 on more than 5000 cases in which he had removed the adenoids in just one session, in each case without anesthesia. Besides these surgeons, others used cocaine for local anesthesia or chlorethyl or bromethyl for general anesthesia. The German surgeon Edmund Rose (Berlin and Zürich) in 1874 introduced the position with the head suspended for larger interventions like resection ot the maxilla. Rudloff in Wiesbaden, Germany, in 1900 adopted this position for adenoidectomy, but this was generally accepted only after the mouth gags developed by Davis-Boyle and Negus had been introduced. The diagnostic and surgical interventions in the nasopharynx were a powerful link in the process of fusion between otology and rhinolaryngology around the turn of the century. This historical development is described in great detail with many figures and quotations from the literature.

  15. Pediatras e os distúrbios respiratórios do sono na criança Pediatricians and sleep-disordered breathing in the child

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    state of São Paulo, Brazil. A survey mailed to them included questions regarding: their professional profile, knowledge about SDB in childhood, opinions and practices for diagnosis and treatment of these diseases. RESULTS: 112 anonymous completed surveys were returned (21.7%. The teaching of SDB during medical school and pediatric residency raining was considered unsatisfactory respectively by 65.2% and 34.8% of the pediatricians. Forty-nine respondents (43.8% rated their knowledge about SDB in children as regular, 39 (34.8% as good and 17 (15.2% as unsatisfactory. The most important sleep-related questions were: mouth breathing, breathing pauses, sleep amount, excessive daytime sleepiness and nocturnal wheezing. Clinical aspects regarded as the most significant for suspecting obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS were: breathing pauses, adenoid hypertrophy, mouth breathing, craniofacial anomaly and snoring. The most frequent practices for evaluation of OSAS in children were: cavum radiography with referral to an otorhinolarnygologist (25% and nocturnal pulse oximetry (14.2%. Only 11.6% of pediatricians recommended overnight polysomnography and 4.5%, nap polysomnography. The most effective practices for SDB were considered to be: adenoidectomy and adenotonsillectomy, parents counseling, weight loss and sleep hygiene. CONCLUSIONS: there is a gap between research on SDB in childhood and pediatric practice.

  16. A radiological study on the velopharyngeal movement of dysarthric patients

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    Kim, M. J.; Oh, K. K.; Park, C. Y.


    Velopharyngeal incompetency may be the main cause of dysarthria. Velopharyngeal incompetency can be induced by congenital anomalies, such as cleft palate and short soft palate and deformity of soft palte, or complication of adenoidectomy, and neuromuscular disorders affecting the velopharyngeal movement. The present study is aimed to evaluate the velopharyngeal movement in dysarthric patients. The material consisted of 38 cases of dysarthric patients and 30 cases of non-dysarthric control persons examined at the Department of Radiology, Yonsei University College of Medicine from September, 1982 through August, 1983. The radiologic examinations of the soft palate and pharynx were done at neutral and phonation state using Toshiba 500mA Imaging Intensifier. All cases were subjected to morphometric analysis by measuring the soft palate and pharynx. Results obtained were as follows: 1. In control group, the length of the soft palate was 40.7±0.71mm in neutral state and increased 11% in vowel sound, 13% in consonant sound. The thickness of the soft palate was 9.4±0.19mm in neutral state and increased 17% in vowel sound, 16% in consonant sound. The distance between the lateral pharyngeal walls was 36.2±0.92mm in neutral state and decreased 8% in vowel sound, 11% consonant sound. The gap between the soft palate and posterior pharyngeal walla was not present and the levator eminence was higher than the level of the hard palate in phonation. 2. Among the dysarthric patients, 1) In group of dysarthric patients patients with morphological abnormality, the thickness of soft palate was minimally changed in relation to the control group, while the distance between the lateral pharyngeal walls was more decreased than the control group. The gap between the soft palate and posterior pharyngeal wall was more than 3 mm in 90.9% of these cases, and the levator eminence was at or below the level of hard palate. 2) In group of dysarthric patients with functional abnormality, the

  17. A radiological study on the velopharyngeal movement of dysarthric patients

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    Kim, M. J.; Oh, K. K.; Park, C. Y. [Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)


    Velopharyngeal incompetency may be the main cause of dysarthria. Velopharyngeal incompetency can be induced by congenital anomalies, such as cleft palate and short soft palate and deformity of soft palte, or complication of adenoidectomy, and neuromuscular disorders affecting the velopharyngeal movement. The present study is aimed to evaluate the velopharyngeal movement in dysarthric patients. The material consisted of 38 cases of dysarthric patients and 30 cases of non-dysarthric control persons examined at the Department of Radiology, Yonsei University College of Medicine from September, 1982 through August, 1983. The radiologic examinations of the soft palate and pharynx were done at neutral and phonation state using Toshiba 500mA Imaging Intensifier. All cases were subjected to morphometric analysis by measuring the soft palate and pharynx. Results obtained were as follows: 1. In control group, the length of the soft palate was 40.7{+-}0.71mm in neutral state and increased 11% in vowel sound, 13% in consonant sound. The thickness of the soft palate was 9.4{+-}0.19mm in neutral state and increased 17% in vowel sound, 16% in consonant sound. The distance between the lateral pharyngeal walls was 36.2{+-}0.92mm in neutral state and decreased 8% in vowel sound, 11% consonant sound. The gap between the soft palate and posterior pharyngeal walla was not present and the levator eminence was higher than the level of the hard palate in phonation. 2. Among the dysarthric patients, 1) In group of dysarthric patients patients with morphological abnormality, the thickness of soft palate was minimally changed in relation to the control group, while the distance between the lateral pharyngeal walls was more decreased than the control group. The gap between the soft palate and posterior pharyngeal wall was more than 3 mm in 90.9% of these cases, and the levator eminence was at or below the level of hard palate. 2) In group of dysarthric patients with functional abnormality, the

  18. Sleepwalking and sleep terrors in prepubertal children: what triggers them? (United States)

    Guilleminault, Christian; Palombini, Luciana; Pelayo, Rafael; Chervin, Ronald D


    occurred during the night. All original and follow-up recordings were rescored by 2 of 4 randomly selected specialists who were blind to subject identity. Mann-Whitney U test was used for group comparison. Nonparametric chi2 test was used to compare percentages of symptoms in symptomatic children versus control children. Eighty-four children (5 with sleep terrors and 79 with both sleep terrors and sleepwalking) and 36 normal control children formed the studied population. All subjects were Tanner stage 1 (prepubertal). None of the control children had any parasomnias. Fifty-one (61%) of 84 children with parasomnia had a diagnosis of an additional sleep disorder: 49 with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and 2 with restless leg syndrome (RLS). Twenty-nine of the children with both parasomnia and SDB had a positive family history of parasomnias, and 24 of the 29 also had a positive family history of SDB. Of the 51 children with associated sleep disorders, 45 were treated. Forty-three of 49 children with SDB were treated with tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, and/or turbinate revision, and 2 of 2 children with RLS were treated with Pramipexole, a dopamine agonist, at bedtime. Treatment of the precipitating sleep disorder eliminated parasomnias in all 45 children. In all 43 children who received surgery, polysomnography performed 3 to 4 months later indicated the disappearance of SDB. The recordings also showed an absence of confusional arousals. The number of EEG arousals significantly decreased from a mean of 9 +/- 2.6 EEG arousals > or =3 seconds/hour during total sleep time to 3 +/- 1.5. The number of EEG arousals > or =3 seconds during the first sleep cycle of slow wave sleep (stage 3-4 non-rapid eye movement sleep) decreased from 4 +/- 1.4 to 1 +/- 0.2. In all surgically treated cases, parents also reported subsequent absence of the parasomnia. The 2 symptomatic children who were treated with Pramipexole had a complete absence of confusional arousals on the follow

  19. Antibiotics for otitis media with effusion in children. (United States)

    Venekamp, Roderick P; Burton, Martin J; van Dongen, Thijs M A; van der Heijden, Geert J; van Zon, Alice; Schilder, Anne G M


    Otitis media with effusion (OME) is characterised by an accumulation of fluid in the middle ear behind an intact tympanic membrane, without the symptoms or signs of acute infection. Since most cases of OME will resolve spontaneously, only children with persistent middle ear effusion and associated hearing loss potentially require treatment. Previous Cochrane reviews have focused on the effectiveness of ventilation tube insertion, adenoidectomy, nasal autoinflation, antihistamines, decongestants and corticosteroids in OME. This review, focusing on the effectiveness of antibiotics in children with OME, is an update of a Cochrane review published in 2012. To assess the benefits and harms of oral antibiotics in children up to 18 years with OME. The Cochrane ENT Information Specialist searched the ENT Trials Register; Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL 2016, Issue 3); PubMed; Ovid EMBASE; CINAHL; Web of Science;; ICTRP and additional sources for published and unpublished trials. The date of the search was 14 April 2016. Randomised controlled trials comparing oral antibiotics with placebo, no treatment or therapy of unproven effectiveness in children with OME. We used the standard methodological procedures expected by Cochrane. Twenty-five trials (3663 children) were eligible for inclusion. Two trials did not report on any of the outcomes of interest, leaving 23 trials (3258 children) covering a range of antibiotics, participants, outcome measures and time points for evaluation. Overall, we assessed most studies as being at low to moderate risk of bias.We found moderate quality evidence (six trials including 484 children) that children treated with oral antibiotics are more likely to have complete resolution at two to three months post-randomisation (primary outcome) than those allocated to the control treatment (risk ratio (RR) 2.00, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.58 to 2.53; number needed to treat to benefit (NNTB) 5). However, there is

  20. Chronic hip pain in a boy with mental retardation and cerebral palsy. (United States)

    Stein, Martin T; Gottsegen, David; Blasco, Peter A; Wolraich, Mark; Hennessy, Michael J


    catastrophic illness, they remain with the pediatrician. In general, they are satisfied with the individualized educational plan at a local public school. When he was 6.5 years old, Jonny's school aid reported that he attempted to touch her in the genital area. The pediatrician attended the meeting to review this incident and successfully advocated for Jonny by pointing out that this was an isolated incident; it did not occur again. At 6 years old Jonny functioned in the 1.5-2.5 year old range with motor skills in the 6-12 month level according to the Bayley Scales of Infant Development and the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales. In the past a neurologist and a physiatrist saw Jonny, but both of these individuals moved from the community. He had prior evaluations at a children's orthopedic clinic at a small community hospital and at the local Shriner's hospital. He had a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy at 7 years old. He is currently treated for constipation and receives dental care at a clinic for people with disabilities. His pediatrician has always respected the parents for their care and obvious love for their disabled child. However, parental resistance to addressing major issues such as obesity has frustrated his pediatrician. When the pediatrician suggested that Jonny was eligible for the state's managed care program, which would convert Medicaid coverage to a state sponsored program with more extensive services and case management, Jonny's mother repeatedly said that she would "think it over." At the current visit, the pediatrician recommended an adjustment of Jonny's wheelchair, a hip x-ray, a referral to Shriner's Hospital, and an appointment with a pediatric surgeon to address the undescended testicle and possible hernia. Jonny's mother mentioned that he had been to Shriner's Hospital for hip pain two years earlier but was told nothing could be done "because nothing was wrong with his bone." The hip x-ray was normal as well as a complete blood count and a C

  1. Preoperative blood transfusions for sickle cell disease (United States)

    Estcourt, Lise J; Fortin, Patricia M; Trivella, Marialena; Hopewell, Sally


    ongoing trials identified. These trials were conducted between 1988 and 2011. The majority of people included had haemoglobin (Hb) SS SCD. The majority of surgical procedures were considered low or intermediate risk for developing sickle cell-related complications. Aggressive versus simple red blood cell transfusions One trial (551 participants) compared an aggressive transfusion regimen (decreasing sickle haemoglobin to less than 30%) to a simple transfusion regimen (increasing haemoglobin to 100 g/l). This trial re-randomised participants and therefore quantitative analysis was only possible on two subsets of data: participants undergoing cholecystectomy (230 participants); and participants undergoing tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy surgeries (107 participants). Data were not combined as we do not know if any participant received both surgeries. Overall, the quality of the evidence was very low across different outcomes according to GRADE methodology. This was due to the trial being at high risk of bias primarily due to lack of blinding, indirectness and the outcome estimates being imprecise. Cholecystectomy subgroup results are reported in the abstract. Results for both subgroups were similar. There was no difference in all-cause mortality between people receiving aggressive transfusions and those receiving conservative transfusions. No deaths occurred in either subgroup. There were no differences between the aggressive transfusion group and conservative transfusion group in the number of people developing: an acute chest syndrome, risk ratio 0.84 (95% confidence interval 0.38 to 1.84) (one trial, 230 participants, very low quality evidence);vaso-occlusive crisis, risk ratio 0.30 (95% confidence interval 0.09 to 1.04) (one trial, 230 participants, very low quality evidence);serious infection, risk ratio 1.75 (95% confidence interval 0.59 to 5.18) (one trial, 230 participants, very low quality evidence);any perioperative complications, risk ratio 0.75 (95% confidence

  2. Edema pulmonar assimétrico por pressão negativa pós-obstrução de via aérea superior: relato de caso Edema pulmonar asimétrico por presión negativa pós-obstrucción aguda de vía aérea superior: relato de caso Asymmetric negative pressure pulmonary edema after acute upper airway obstruction: case report

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    ventilatorio con PEEP o CPAP, no necesitando de cualquier otra terapia. El pronóstico es bueno, con mejoría en la mayoría de los casos en las primeras 24 horas.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Negative pressure pulmonary edema after acute upper airway obstruction is a well-described event, though infrequently diagnosed and reported. This report aimed at presenting a case of upper airway obstruction negative pressure pulmonary edema following acute upper airway obstruction characterized by pulmonary edema asymmetry, being more prominent in the right lung. CASE REPORT: A 4-year-old boy, 17 kg, phisical status ASA I submitted to combined tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy and turbinate cauterization under general anesthesia with sevoflurane/nitrous oxide/O2. Surgery duration was 90 minutes without complications. During anesthetic recovery and spontaneously breathing, patient reacted to tracheal tube, which was removed. Following, ventilatory efforts resulted in chest wall retraction without apparent air movement, being impossible to ventilate him with facial mask. Symptoms evolved to severe hypoxemia (50% SpO2 requiring reintubation. At this point, it was observed that the lung was stiffer and there were bilateral rales characterizing pulmonary edema. A chest X-ray showed diffuse bilateral infiltrates, right upper lobe atelectasis and marked pulmonary edema asymmetry (right greater than left. Patient was mechanically ventilated with PEEP for 20 hours when he was extubated. There was a progressive pulmonary edema improvement and patient was discharged 48 hours later. CONCLUSIONS: Negative pressure pulmonary edema (NPPE is a rare event with high morbidity risk. It is often not diagnosed and requires from the anesthesiologist an updated knowledge and adequate management. It is usually bilateral, rarely unilateral, and exceptionally asymmetric as in this case. Most cases are treated by mechanical ventilation with PEEP or CPAP without any other therapy. The prognosis is favorable, with most