Adenotonsillectomy Proves Effective in Asthma Treatment

November 5, 2014 9:33 AM

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Researchers of the University of Chicago from Chicago, Illinois published a study in a journal called PLOS Medicine on November 4. According to this, the removal of adenoids and tonsils, a procedure called adenotonsillectomy could ameliorate asthma in children that are also suffering from sleep apnea.

Although the procedure was effective against sleep apnea it is uncertain whether the same procedure could treat or at least improve asthma in children. The authors are conducting a study on the matter basing their theory on the fact that both sleep apnea and asthma are related to the inflammation of...

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