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Health Tip: When It's Time for a Tonsillectomy by HealthFinder Posted Thu 05 Aug 2010 10:00am healthnewslink Signs that the tonsils may need to be removed (HealthDay News) -- Tonsillectomy, a ... Read on »
Health Tip: When It's Time for a Tonsillectomy by Medline Plus Posted Thu 05 Aug 2010 6:00am Signs that the tonsils may need to be removed By Diana Kohnle Thursday, August 5, 2010 (HealthDay News) -- Tonsillectomy, a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils, is a common treatment for frequent infections of these glands, located in the back of the mouth. The U.S. National Library of ... Read on »
What Everyone Should Know About Tonsillectomy by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 17 Sep 2009 10:29pm 3 Comments Tonsils are one of the most misunderstood structures in the throat, not only by patients, but by many doctors as well. Traditional teaching states that tonsils are glands in the throat that help to fight infection. Because they are blamed for most cases of repeated throat infections, tonsillectomy is one of the most commonly performed operations ... Read on »
Weight gain after Tonsillectomy by Poh Tin Tan Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 6:53pm Adenoidectomy and Tonsillectomy Linked to Subsequent Overweight in Children Laurie Barclay & Désirée Lie Medscape News April 7, 2009 — Tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy, or (adeno)tonsillectomy, are linked to subsequent overweight in children, according to the results of a study reported in the April issue of Pediatrics. "Stu ... Read on »
Tonsillectomies, Tonsils And Strep Throat by Mandy .. Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 7:26pm 1 Comment It is strep throat season and long gone are the days when doctors scheduled Tonsillectomies on a regular basis. Being a mother of three children, I have seen my fill of Strep Throat. My oldest and my youngest were the main ones to get strep. My oldest (daughter) had it constantly when she was little as young as two years. The first time ... Read on »
Reasons for tonsillectomy by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted Thu 09 Apr 2009 7:14pm The commonest reasons for tonsillectomy are: 1. recurrent or chronic infections of the tonsils. Most physicians and insurance companies think that at least three documented tonsil infections despite medical therapy are necessary before tonsillectomy should be considered. It is helpful also to document the presence of Group A strep bacteria using ... Read on »
Childhood Obesity Linked to Tonsillectomy Performed in Early Childhood by Jennifer Lance Patient Expert Posted Wed 15 Jul 2009 7:24pm Removing a child’s tonsils is one of the most common childhood surgeries, and it is a 2000-year-old surgical procedure.  A new study published in the journal Pediatrics links childhood obesity to tonsillectomies performed early in life.  Natural News reports: Analysis of the data showed that children whose tonsils had been removed (tonsill ... Read on »
Tonsillectomy Update? by Susan Patient Expert Posted Mon 08 Feb 2010 2:44pm Can you call it a tonsillectomy update when no tonsillectomy took place? Well, there is much to report. 1) Tonsils -Apparently her tonsils are now so small that he wouldn't remove them. He says he has only been in this situation a handful of times. The good: no painful recovery. The bad: there will be no improvement in her swallow or ... Read on »
Adenoidectomy and Tonsillectomy Linked to Subsequent Overweight Children by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted Sat 18 Apr 2009 12:36am This is a superb article with information coming from research done in the Netherlands. You see that childhood obesity is found worldwide, not just a crisis in the United States, and many countries are putting their heads together to make a difference in this global problem. I thought this article was especially interesting but could lead to so ... Read on »
Tonsillectomy for IgA Nephropathy? by Matt S. Posted Thu 12 Jun 2008 12:00am IgA Nephropathy is the most common cause of glomerulonephritis globally. It is especially common in Japan, although some of this prevalence may be due to increased screening (all school children undergo a screening urinalysis as part of their normal workup, and as a result many cases of hematuria which normally would go undetected gets worked ... Read on »