Effect of adenoidectomy on respiratory function: a randomised prospective study.

@article{Mattila2009EffectOA,
  title={Effect of adenoidectomy on respiratory function: a randomised prospective study.},
  author={Petri S. Mattila and Sari Hammar{\'e}n-Malmi and Anna S. Pelkonen and Leo Pekka Malmberg and Mika J. M{\"a}kel{\"a} and Harri Sax{\'e}n and Jussi Tarkkanen},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={2009},
  volume={94 5},
  pages={
          366-70
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Risk of childhood asthma is increased in children with recurrent otitis media. This may be associated with recurrent respiratory tract infections in these children, but the role of adenoidectomy, a frequent operation during childhood, is unknown. Therefore, the role of adenoidectomy in the development of atopy and respiratory function changes characteristic of asthma was evaluated. DESIGN Randomised controlled study. SETTING Tertiary care centre. PATIENTS 166 children aged 12-48… CONTINUE READING