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tonsils post -op update by forevertrust Posted Fri 27 May 2011 6:25am We've made it through the tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy  surgery in one piece! I'll be honest, the first week post-op was rough.  Anna's throat hurt, of course.  Then Mother Nature decided to throw her a curveball and it was that time of the month a week early.  Add to that the fact that the Vicodin left her in a constant fog, and we had to battle ... Read on »
Post-Op Pizza? No no no no no! by Cyclin' Missy Posted Fri 03 Feb 2012 7:41am The hubby's tonsillectomy went really well yesterday!  No problems during the procedure.  He wasn't even groggy when he woke up.  He did thrash and bite his tongue due to a bad dream, but the nurses woke him up and he was fully coherent right away.  Kind of a bummer, since I was ready with the video camera to capture some post-operative gold.  ;) ... 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 »
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Codeine use in certain children after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy may lead to rare, but li by FDA Posted Thu 16 Aug 2012 1:47pm   Safety Announcement [8-15-2012] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing reports of children who developed serious adverse effects or died after taking codeine for pain relief after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Recently, three pediatric dea ... Read on »
Codeine Use in Certain Children After Tonsillectomy and/or Adenoidectomy: Drug Safety Communication - Risk of Rare, But Life-Thr by FDA Posted Wed 20 Feb 2013 10:00am [UPDATED 02/20/2013] FDA notified the public about new actions being taken to address a known safety concern with codeine use in certain children after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy (surgery to remove the tonsils and/or adenoids). A new BOXED WARNING, FDA’s strongest warning, will be added to the drug ... 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 »
Memoirs of a Tonsillectomy (from CF Husband's Wife) by Nathan L. Patient Expert Posted Mon 14 Sep 2009 10:02pm Nathan is out of his surgery and into recovery. He did very well. Other than having lots of post pain and a swollen tongue, he continues to do great! I think he took before and will be taking after pictures... but I am having a hard enough time just posting this note. I am very proud of my husband, who went through a surgery which is known to be, " ... Read on »
Can tonsillectomy improve one’s singing? by f1000 Posted Thu 25 Aug 2011 9:19am Adie Chan, Editorial Manager here at F1000, has provided us with this guest blog post on the relationship between tonsillectomy and vocal performance… Here’s an evaluation that coincides with the welcome return (welcome, really? Ed.) to our television screens of the ‘singing’-competition The X Factor – could having one’s tonsils removed ... Read on »
Clinical Practice Guideline: Tonsillectomy in Children by Poh Tin Tan Posted Wed 06 Apr 2011 10:28pm From Medscape Pediatrics An Expert Interview With Ellen E. Wald, MD by Laurie Scudder, DNP, NP Editor's Note: The American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery recently issued Clinical Practice Guideline: Tonsillectomy in Children . The new guideline, which is intended for all providers who care for children 1-18 years old in ... Read on »