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Adenotonsillectomies are performed increasingly as day cases in North America and Canada. This paper analyses reports where such tonsillectomies were performed. It is possible to successfully select a group with lower risk of complications. Haemorrhage occurs either early in the post-operative period or later than 24 hours after operation. With good… (More)
Tonsillectomies have been performed on a same-day basis in Coventry for the past three years. We report our experience with this technique which has gradually evolved over the last ten years. The procedure is described in detail and the results of the first two years have been analysed. In common with the experience of others, it is possible to perform… (More)
The effect that variation of nasal airflow has on the mucociliary clearance was studied in healthy volunteers. The nasal saccharin particle clearance time was found to have an inverse relationship with the nasal airflow.
Parents of children undergoing (adeno) tonsillectomy were questioned about their preferences for a period of hospitalization. The proportion wanting early discharge increased as their children recovered after surgery.
A major assertion in the supply chain management literature is that there is an economic rationale for integration across firms' boundaries. The purpose of the paper is to evaluate this fundamental assumption. Based on the review of relevant literature and plethora of empirical evidence, two dominant models of supply chain organization have been found.… (More)
A prospective, randomized, double-blind study to assess the effect of steroids on post-tonsillectomy pain was performed on 82 adults. The premedication, anaesthesia, surgical technique and post-operative analgesia were standardized. Pain was assessed on a visual analog scale. Steroids were found to have no appreciable effect on the amount of post-operative… (More)