Snoring | Comparing Healthcare Utilization Between Adenotonsillectomy Patients With and Without Postoperative Antibiotic Use

Snoring research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

This study is designed to look at healthcare utilization following the removal of tonsils and adenoids in pediatric patients who are not given an antibiotic following surgery.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients who are candidates for Adenotonsillectomy or Tonsillectomy only (AT/T). - Patient age 18 years or younger(if patient not 18 years, then parent/guardian will be the participant and must also meet inclusion criteria #3). - English as the primary language. Exclusion Criteria: - Patients not having English as their primary language - Patients <18 years of age without a parent/guardian present. - Patients with periodic fever syndrome, immunocompromise, hemophilia, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, sickle cell disease, or with known preoperative aspiration.

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?


Strep Throat

Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Drug:AntibioticOne of seven antibiotics (amoxicillin; amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium; azithromycin; cefaclor; cephalexin; cefdinir; or clindamycin) will be given at standard dosage that may be used for 7-10 days following surgery .

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

AnitibioticPatients will receive postoperative antibiotic after surgery.

ControlPatients will NOT receive postoperative antibiotic

Study Status


Start Date: March 2012

Completed Date: June 2015

Phase: N/A

Type: Interventional


Primary Outcome: Healthcare Utilization

Secondary Outcome:

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Eliav Gov-Arie, MD

Lead Sponsor: University of Missouri-Columbia


More information:

Telian SA, Handler SD, Fleisher GR, Baranak CC, Wetmore RF, Potsic WP. The effect of antibiotic therapy on recovery after tonsillectomy in children. A controlled study. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1986 Jun;112(6):610-5.

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