Children suffering from asthma can now be cured after having adenotonsillectomy surgery; a new study has proved. The study was in comparison with the prescribed medications taken before undergoing this surgery. Adenotonsillectomy, referred to as AT in the journal, is used otherwise to treat obstructive sleep apnea in children.
The authors of the new study say that they had previously set out to examine whether the proposed overlap of two commonly inflammatory conditions in children, namely, asthma and OSA, leads to interdependent effects on the severity of the disease. They write, “Although randomized controlled studies are needed to prove cause and effect between OSA and asthma. The present findings provide a compelling argument in favor of such studies, considering the putative improvements that emerged in asthma-related health care utilization following AT.”
They happily announce that the attacks reduced after the surgery was performed. The journal stated the following facts about Asthma: Asthma is the third most prevalent chronic disease in children. It is believed that asthma affects 7.1 million children under the age of 18 in the US. In 2010, around 640,000 pediatric emergency room visits were attributable to asthma.
The study was published in PLoS Medicine journal. The researchers found that among the acute asthma exacerbations fell from 2,243 incidences before AT to 1,566 afterwards, among the children who the surgery was performed on.