Modified adenotonsillectomy to improve cure rates for pediatric obstructive sleep apnea: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Friedman2012ModifiedAT,
  title={Modified adenotonsillectomy to improve cure rates for pediatric obstructive sleep apnea: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Michael Friedman and Christian G Samuelson and Craig A. Hamilton and Alexander Maley and David Taylor and Kanwar S Kelley and Kristine M Pearson-Chauhan and Colleen Hoehne and Adam Levay and Thangam Venkatesan},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={147 1},
  pages={132-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of adenotonsillectomy (T&A) with and without pharyngoplasty (tonsillar pillar closure) in the treatment of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). STUDY DESIGN Randomized single-blind controlled study. SETTING Tertiary care center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Sixty pediatric patients with a clinical diagnosis of OSAHS presenting between January 2009 and December 2010 were enrolled and randomized to undergo either standard T&A (n = 30) or T&A… CONTINUE READING