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Substernal goiter may be an under-recognized cause of OSA

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Goiter should be considered in the differential diagnosis of positional dyspnea, even in patients without obvious thyroid enlargement, according to a new retrospective analysis published online March 19 in the Archives of Surgery. “People are more symptomatic from thyroid...

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Recovery easier after intracapsular vs total tonsillectomy in children

NEW YORK (Reuter Health) – Results of a meta-analysis indicate that outcomes related to recovery are equivalent or superior with intracapsular tonsillectomy as compared with total tonsillectomy in children with sleep-disordered breathing, researchers report in the March issue of the Archives of...

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CPAP has neurobehavioral benefits in children with sleep apnea

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Even a few hours a night of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy leads to meaningful improvements in attention, sleepiness and quality of life in children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), researchers found in a study. “Even with suboptimal nightly...