Effectiveness of adenoidectomy in children with URTIs is scarce

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Immediate adenoidectomy may not lower recurrent upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) in children, according to the results of an open randomized trial reported in the September 6 issue of the *BMJ.*

“Evidence for the effectiveness of adenoidectomy in children with recurrent upper respiratory tract infections is indeed scarce and (inter)nationally accepted guidelines are lacking,” write M.T.A. van den Aardweg, PhD student, from the University Medical Centre Utrecht, in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and colleagues. “In our recent Cochrane review we showed that so far only two randomised controlled trials of adenoidectomy in children included upper respiratory tract infections as an outcome measure…. In this open multicentre randomised controlled trial we studied the effectiveness of adenoidectomy in children with recurrent upper respiratory tract infections.”

Ref and Read more: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/749470?sssdmh=dm1.717798&src=nldne

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