Search for dissertations about: "tonsillitis"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 15 swedish dissertations containing the word tonsillitis.

  1. 1. Tonsil Surgery - Register Studies of Complications and Outcomes

    Author : Eirik Østvoll; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; tonsillectomy; tonsillotomy; tonsillitis; pharyngitis; postoperative haemorrhage; mortality;

    Abstract : Tonsillectomy is a commonly performed surgical procedure yet the evidence of the effect in patients with recurrent/chronic throat infections is unsatisfactory. Great variations exist in the reported rates of postoperative haemorrhage and mortality. READ MORE

  2. 2. Microbiologic diagnostic tests when asymptomatic carriers are present. Aspects of the use of conventional throat and nasopharyngeal culture as examples

    Author : Ronny K Gunnarsson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Carriage; respiratory tract infections; predictive value of tests; epidemiology; decision making; streptococcal infections; Streptococcus pyogenes; tonsillitis;

    Abstract : Carriers of potentially pathogenic bacteria simultaneously ill from a viral infection complicatethe diagnostic procedure in respiratory tract infections. The present statistical methodsavailable to evaluate common diagnostic tests either ignore the phenomenon of carriers orprovide test characteristics that are difficult to apply in clinical decision making. READ MORE

  3. 3. Bacteriological aspects of treatment failures in streptococcal tonsillitis

    Author : Eva Grahn; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; ß-streptococci; treatment failure; a-streptococci; bacterial interference; beta-lactamase; Phenoxymethylpenicillin; penicillin tolerance;

    Abstract : ß-hemolytic streptococci persist in 10-25% of patients with acute streptococal tonsillitis (about 10.000-25.000 per year in Sweden) in spite of treatment with a recommended dosage and schedule of Phenoxymethylpenicillin. READ MORE

  4. 4. Health and well-being of children and young adults in relation to surgery of the tonsils

    Author : Elisabeth Ericsson; Elisabeth Hultcrantz; Marie Wadsby; Ingemar Månsson; Ingmar Månsson; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Pain; Pain - postoperative; Quality of life; Tonsil - surgery; Tonsillectomy; Tonsillitis - surgery; Otorhinolaryngology; Otorhinolaryngologi;

    Abstract : Tonsillectomy is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures in children and youths. The aim of this thesis was to study children and youths in relation to tonsil surgery with the goal of improving the care, and to describe partial tonsillectomy/tonsillotomy (TT) using radiofrequency technique (RF) (Ellman International) in comparison with the more commonly used total tonsillectomy (TE). READ MORE

  5. 5. Immune response in human tonsil tissue

    Author : Karin Ågren; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Tonsillar hypertrophy; reeurrent tonsillitis; infectious mononueleosis; cytokine; immune response.;

    Abstract : Pathogenic mechanisms responsible for tonsillar hypertrophy (TH) in children sufferingfrom obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) were studied and compared with childrenwith recurrent tonsillitis (RT) and infectious mononucleosis (IM), respectively.In an initial study the clinical consequences of OSAS caused by TH was investigated. READ MORE