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Tonsil surgery improves sleep in children with sleep apnea
Tonsil surgery improves sleep in children with sleep apnea

(May 22, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Maryland - Tonsil surgery can improve sleep in children w ith sleep apnea, according to a report published in the NEJM. Researchers randomized 464 children with obstructive sleep apnea to receive adenoid and tonsil surgery or supportive medical care and observation. Psychological testing revealed no cognitive differences between the two groups. Children who underwent surgery had better sleep quality, behavioural regulation and quality of life when compared to those who received treatment and observation. Nearly 80% of the surgery patients saw their sleep apnea resolved after seven months, compared to just 46% of those in the observation group.

 
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