Children's asthma found to improve after adenotonsillectomy

November 5, 2014 8:04 AM

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Children's asthma found to improve after adenotonsillectomy

In the study, published in PLoS Medicine, the authors compared the hospital admissions and prescriptions of children with asthma before and after having adenotonsillectomy surgery, in order to assess whether the control of their asthma improved following the operation.

Adenotonsillectomy (AT) is a procedure that is commonly used as a primary form of treatment for symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) - a condition affecting approximately 2-3% of children, whereby the upper airway becomes inflamed and episodically obstructed during sleep.

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