should children get their tonsils taken out?

Should Children Get Their Tonsils Taken Out?

According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, "Researchers found that a tonsillectomy can only provide short-term improvements in sleep outcomes as well as cogniti....

March 10,2017

a randomized trial of adenotonsillectomy for childhood sleep apnea

A randomized trial of adenotonsillectomy for childhood sleep apnea

)Marcus, Carole L., et al. "A randomized trial of adenotonsillectomy for childhood sleep apnea." New England Journal of Medicine 368.25 (2013): 2366-2376.) The childhood obstructive ....

February 19,2017

developmental changes in upper airway dynamics

Developmental changes in upper airway dynamics

(Marcus, Carole L., et al. "Developmental changes in upper airway dynamics." Journal of Applied Physiology 97.1 (2004): 98-108.) Normal children have a less collapsible upper airway in re....

February 19,2017

vanderbilt studies find tonsillectomies offer only modest benefits

Vanderbilt studies find tonsillectomies offer only modest benefits

"Removing tonsils only modestly reduced throat infections in the 'short term' in children with moderate obstructive sleep-disordered breathing or recurrent throat infections, according....

January 25,2017

risks of sdb in children (2014)

Risks of SDB in Children (2014)

“Does your child snore? Does he breathe through his mouth when he sleeps? Do you ever notice pauses in your child’s breathing while she’s asleep? If you’ve answered yes to a....

December 01,2016

disordered sleep as a cause of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: recognition and management (2015)

Disordered Sleep as a Cause of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Recognition and Management (2015)

“Sleep disorders are an underlying cause of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).” “Our data suggest that . . . 25% of all children with ADHD . . . could have their ADH....

December 01,2016

sleep loss in early childhood may contribute to the development of adhd symptoms (2011)

Sleep loss in early childhood may contribute to the development of ADHD symptoms (2011)

“Short sleep duration may contribute to the development or worsening of hyperactivity and inattention during early childhood…. Results show that less sleep in preschool-age children si....

December 01,2016

the perfect start system (healthy start®) is effective in addressing sleep disordered breathing in children (2014)

The Perfect Start System (Healthy Start®) is Effective in Addressing Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children (2014)

“The Healthy Start System is a series of specially designed appliances that are provided to help promote proper breathing habits. The system addresses mouth breathing, an open- bite, narrow p....

December 01,2016

unraveling pediatric airway disorders (2014)

Unraveling Pediatric Airway Disorders (2014)

“At a minimum, I think every dentist should be able to spot pediatric sleep-related breathing disorder symptoms, mouth breathing, and a tight lingual frenum. As mentioned above, children shou....

November 30,2016

breast feeding, bottle feeding, and non-nutritive sucking - effect on occlusion (2004)

Breast feeding, bottle feeding, and non-nutritive sucking - effect on Occlusion (2004)

“Data show that non-nutritive sucking activity (pacifiers, thumbs, fingers, etc.) rather than the type of feeding in the first months of life is the main risk factor for development of altere....

November 30,2016