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Preoperative local anesthetic combos do not ease post-tonsillectomy pain

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In children undergoing tonsillectomy, preoperative injection of lidocaine plus bupivacaine, with or without clonidine, does not reduce the use of analgesics in the following week, according to a report in the Archives of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery, published online...

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Initial oral steroids seen helpful in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For patients with chronic rhinosinusitis accompanied by nasal polyps, treatment first with oral steroids followed by topical steroids is more effective than just topical steroid therapy, a Scottish team reports in the Annals of Internal Medicine for March 1. Dr. Brian...

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Polypectomy a good option for nasal polyposis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For patients with nasal polyposis, polypectomy is a “valuable alternative” to radical ethmoidectomy, a French team reports in the February issue of the Archives of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. The authors note that nasal polyposis now affects about 4% of the...