Adenotonsillectomy for Childhood Sleep Apnea does not improve attention or executive function.
However, as compared with the watchful-waiting group, the early-adenotonsillectomy group had significant improvement on polysomnographic, behavioral, symptomatic, and quality-of-life measures.
However, 46% of the patients in the watchful-waiting group had a normalization of polysomnographic findings after 7 months
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Posted by Ves Dimov, M.D. on 5/23/2013 | Link
The average toddler outgrows their shoes four times a year. It's enough to keep parents on their toes. But, there's no need to stress over making the right choices for healthy feet. A few simple considerations will save you worry and money:
Posted by Ves Dimov, M.D. on 1/24/2013 | Link
Nosebleeds are common, but can be scary for a child. If they're not treated properly they could become a medical problem. Dr. Kim Giuliano, a pediatrician at Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital says if your child's nose begins bleeding, the first thing to do is to get them upright: