Oxygen saturation improvement after adenotonsillectomy in children.

Kargoshaie, Amir. and Akhlaghi, Mahmood. and Najafi, Mostafa. (2009) Oxygen saturation improvement after adenotonsillectomy in children. Pakistan journal of biological sciences : PJBS, 12 (3). pp. 276-80. ISSN 1028-8880


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The goal of this study was to establish whether adenotonsillectomy is effective on the severity of oxygen desaturation or improve oxygen saturation in children with sleep breathing disorders. Thirty-two children, aged 4-7 years, with clinical indication for adenotonsillectomy were enrolled in a non-controlled clinical trial. Pre- and postoperative nocturnal oxygen saturation monitoring was done and oxygen desaturation index as well as desaturation events were analyzed using Wilcoxon and paired Student's t-tests. Snoring was the most prevalent (87.5%) complaint before operation. The study revealed a significant improvement in the postoperative oxygen desaturation index (1.60 +/- 3.22) compared with the preoperative oxygen desaturation index (3.98 +/- 4.93) (p < 0.01). Oxygen desaturation events at the level of oxygen saturation 85-89% was significantly improved after operation (p < 0.01). No significant differences were seen in the desaturation events at the levels of oxygen saturation lower than 85%. Nocturnal oxygen saturation improves mildly after adenotonsillectomy in children with sleep breathing disorders.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WS Pediatrics
WV Otolaryngology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Otolaryngology
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Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2017 04:39
Last Modified: 30 May 2018 06:18
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3214

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