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Does tonsillectomy improve quality of life in adults? A systematic literature review.
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PMID:  23448505     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Aim: To determine whether tonsillectomy improves quality of life in adults suffering from chronic or recurrent tonsillitis. Method: A systematic literature search of the Medline and Pubmed databases was conducted in order to identify all relevant studies measuring quality of life directly. Results and Conclusion: Eight studies were identified. The Glasgow Benefit Inventory and the Short Form questionnaire were the main tools used to assess quality of life changes. Tonsillectomy is likely to improve the overall quality of life as it particularly improves patients' physical and general health. The social benefits of tonsillectomy appear to be non-significant. The effects are likely to be long-lasting and have a greater impact on younger patients. The presence of coexisting chronic conditions and the severity of infective symptoms due to tonsillitis are also influencing factors.
Authors:
N Andreou; S Hadjisymeou; J Panesar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-3-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-3-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK.
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