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The effect of post-operative diet on recovery in the first twelve hours after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7782179     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of post-operative diet selection on the recovery rate of 100 children ages 3-17 years undergoing tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (T & A) was studied. In the first 12 h after T & A children were allowed either a 'restricted' diet of only soft foods and liquids or a 'non-restricted' diet of foods preselected and usually eaten by the child. Parental evaluation of the child's general well being, pain level and nausea were evaluated. The number of episodes of emesis, doses of acetominophen and the list of foods and drinks consumed were also recorded. No significant differences in any aspect of recovery were noted between groups. However, a trend towards decreased nausea and parental perception of a more successful general recovery was noted at 12 h in the 'non-restricted' group. Children in the 'non-restricted' group were able to eat foods more often associated with their regular diet. No child from either group experienced any immediate or delayed complications. Implications for children and their families undergoing T & A are discussed.
M D Hall; L Brodsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0165-5876     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol.     Publication Date:  1995 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-07-20     Completed Date:  1995-07-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003603     Medline TA:  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  215-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acetaminophen / administration & dosage
Adenoidectomy* / adverse effects
Child Behavior
Child, Preschool
Hemorrhage / etiology
Nausea / etiology
Pain, Postoperative / etiology
Postoperative Care*
Tonsillectomy* / adverse effects
Vomiting / etiology
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