Tag: tonsillectomy

1. Having a prior tonsillectomy was correlated to a greater risk of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma, with an odds ratio of 1.7. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is a subtype of esophageal cancer that has gradually grown in incidence over the years, increasing six-fold in the United States between...
Prior tonsillectomy is associated with an increased risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma 1. Having a prior tonsillectomy was correlated to a greater risk of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma, with an odds ratio of 1.7. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is a subtype of esophageal cancer that has gradually grown in incidence...
Parents typically receive written postoperative instructions for children that have recently undergone pediatric tonsillectomy. While the usefulness of disseminating postoperative information via paper instructions has not been studied, in an era of increasing productivity and usability related to smart device-based applications (apps), the authors of this study aimed to...
Factors associated with unplanned reoperation after above-knee amputation Unplanned reoperation is a significant source of morbidity and mortality in patients that have undergone above-knee amputation (AKA). While there are certain unifying features to this patient population, namely significant underlying vascular disease, the authors of this study aimed to identify risk...
1. This meta-analysis reviewed studies comparing tonsillectomy to watchful waiting and found an improvement in throat infections, healthcare utilization, and school absences within the first year after surgery. Longer-term outcomes were limited. 2. Strength of evidence (SOE) was moderate for short-term reduction in throat infections and low for healthcare utilization...
Image: PD  1. There was significant variation in perioperative care for tonsillectomies among pediatric hospitals, as measured by rates of dexamethasone and antibiotic use.  2. Across US children’s hospitals, re-admission rates for bleeding, vomiting and dehydration after tonsillectomy varied significantly.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: This trial evaluated the perioperative care...