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Clinical Practice Guideline: Tonsillectomy in Children
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This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care and management of children 1 to 18 years old under consideration for tonsillectomy and is intended for all clinicians in any setting who interact with children 1-18 years of age who may be candidates for tonsilelectomy.
A randomized trial of adenotonsillectomy for childhood sleep apnea.
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Surgical treatment for the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in school-age children did not significantly improve attention or executive function as measured by neuropsychological testing but did reduce symptoms and improve secondary outcomes of behavior, quality of life, and polysomnographic findings, thus providing evidence of beneficial effects of early adenotonsillectomy.
Clinical Practice Guideline: Polysomnography for Sleep-Disordered Breathing Prior to Tonsillectomy in Children
Objective. This guideline provides otolaryngologists with evidence-based recommendations for using polysomnography in assessing children, aged 2 to 18 years, with sleep-disordered breathing and are
Adenotonsillectomy outcomes in treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in children: a multicenter retrospective study.
TLDR
AT leads to significant improvements in indices of sleep-disordered breathing in children, however, residual disease is present in a large proportion of children after AT, particularly among older (>7 yr) or obese children.
Adenotonsillectomy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children: Outcome Evaluated by Pre‐ and Postoperative Polysomnography
Objective: To evaluate the outcome of adenotonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children using objective data from polysomnography supplemented by subjective proxy reports from the
Obstructive sleep apnea in infants.
TLDR
Treatment options for infant obstructive sleep apnea are predicated on the underlying etiology, including supraglottoplasty for severe laryngomalacia, mandibular distraction for micrognathia, tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy, choanal atresia repair, and/ or treatment of gastroesophageal reflux.
Clinical Practice Guideline: Tonsillectomy in Children (Update)
Objective This update of a 2011 guideline developed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation provides evidence-based recommendations on the pre-, intra-, and
Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea and quality of life: A meta-analysis
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