Cost-effective workup for tonsillitis

@article{Johnson2003CosteffectiveWF,
  title={Cost-effective workup for tonsillitis},
  author={Benjamin C Johnson and Aijaz Alvi},
  journal={Postgraduate Medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={113},
  pages={115 - 121}
}
PREVIEW Despite increased strictness in surgical criteria, tonsillectomy continues to be one of the most common outpatient surgical procedures performed in the United States. The primary care physician is integrally involved in the diagnosis and treatment of tonsillitis, the chief reason for tonsillectomy. This article gives guidelines for diagnosis and management of tonsillitis and provides an overview of its potential complications. 
5 Citations

Topics from this paper

Immediate and Delayed Tonsillectomy as a part of Treatment of Quinsy
Background: Quinsy is localized of Pus in theperitonsiller tissue. The development of the peritonsillar abscess follows two pathways i) peritonsillar space with acute infection spread ii) theExpand
A Rare Cause of Nonresponsive Tonsillitis in the Primary Care Setting: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
TLDR
A study exploring patients with tonsillitis showed that those whose tests were positive for GAβHS and treated with penicillin had relieved symptoms about 16 hours earlier than thosewhose tests were negative for GA βHS. Expand
Does a simple educational exercise influence practice in acute tonsillitis in children
TLDR
Although doctors were initially only partly compliant with established guidelines for children with acute tonsillitis, compliance improved significantly after a simple educational exercise. Expand
Применение антимикробной фотодинамической терапии в лечении хронического тонзиллита
An effective method for treatment of chronic tonsillitis has been developed. It is based on combined (sequential) exposure of the tonsils to laser radiation of violet (405 nm wavelength) and red (650Expand
Usefulness of Leukocyte Esterase Test Versus Rapid Strep Test for Diagnosis of Acute Strep Pharyngitis
TLDR
Comparison of usage of throat swab testing for leukocyte esterase on a test strip to rapid strep test for rapid diagnosis of Group A Beta hemolytic streptococci in cases of acute pharyngitis in children shows rapid and LE show very agreeable results. Expand

References

SHOWING 1-6 OF 6 REFERENCES
Sore throat, tonsillitis, and adenoiditis.
TLDR
Diseases of the adenoids and tonsils are a frequent cause for patients to seek medical attention and general considerations relating to the differential diagnosis in adult and pediatric patients are reviewed. Expand
Peritonsillar abscess: Incidence, current management practices, and a proposal for treatment guidelines
TLDR
Surgical, medical, diagnostic, and cost factors that affect the management of PTA are evaluated based on the following: a cohort study of 123 patients with PTA treated using needle aspiration as the initial surgical drainage, and meta‐analyses of various components of the treatment regimen for PTA. Expand
Lingual tonsillectomy: A treatment for inflammatory lesions of the lingual tonsil
TLDR
A group of patients with Lingual tonsillitis or lingual tonsil hyperplasia who were treated with lingualtonsillectomy are reviewed. Expand
Bacterial penetration into tonsillar surface epithelium during infectious mononucleosis
TLDR
Bacterial penetration into epithelial cells, scraped from the palatine tonsils of patients with current infectious mononucleosis and concomitant membranous tonsillitis, was studied using the transmission electron microscopic (TEM) technique and suggests intracellular proliferation of bacteria. Expand
Does culture confirmation of high-sensitivity rapid streptococcal tests make sense? A medical decision analysis.
TLDR
A cost-effectiveness analysis was performed in which four strategies for the treatment of pharyngitis were considered, and the treat-all strategy remained the most cost-effective and the high-sensitivity antigen test with culture confirmation strategy had the highest average cost and was the least cost- effective. Expand
Tonsils and adenoids.