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dc.contributor.advisor Stolp, D Le C.
dc.contributor.advisor Olwoch, Ian P. Sekole, M. J. 2013-03-05T06:38:07Z 2013-03-05T06:38:07Z 2013 2011
dc.description Thesis (M Med (Otorhinolaryngology))-- University of Limpopo, 2011. en_US
dc.description.abstract Aims: The purpose of this study was to assess if the use of post-operative antibiotics have any beneficial effects in reducing morbidity following elective tonsillectomy in children with age range of 1-13 years. . Objectives: To assess the degree of post-tonsillectomy pain, determine the incidence of secondary haemorrhage, establish the time period to the resumption of a normal diet, document adverse effects of the use of antibiotics (e.g. skin rash, anaphylaxis, diarrhoea and vomiting), determine the bacteriology in tonsil removed and make recommendations on post-tonsillectomy treatment protocol at DGMH. Methods: This prospective study was conducted at DGMH on 81 children with an age range of l-13years (mean 5.7years). At total of 40 children received paracetamol l5mg/kg/day (Group A) in three divided doses for seven days, and 41 received amoxicillin 40 mg/kg/day and paracetamol (Group B) for the same duration. The post operative morbidity and bacteriology of the two treatment groups were compared. Primary outcomes measured included the incidence and severity of pain, use of analgesia, resumption of normal diet, incidence ofheamorrhage, fever, vomiting and adverse reactions. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo (Medunsa Campus) en_US
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dc.subject Antibiotics, antifungal en_US
dc.title The Use of antibiotics post- tonsillectomy at Dr George Mukhari Hospital (DGMH): Is it of benefit ? en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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