Children

Younger Children Show Higher Concussion Symptom Severity

Younger Children Show Higher Concussion Symptom Severity

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Age was the largest single variable influencing child concussion assessment scores, with worse scores reported among younger children.

Leveraging Technology in Clinical Practice

Leveraging Technology in Clinical Practice

An example of a simple use of technology that not only averted the inconvenience and discomfort for the child of a trip to the ER, but also avoided exposing him to additional illnesses and avoided exposing others to what he had.

Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen Often Under-Dosed in Children in the ED

Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen Often Under-Dosed in Children in the ED

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Acetaminophen and ibuprofen are frequently under-dosed in children in the emergency department.

Probiotics May Improve Symptoms of Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children

Probiotics May Improve Symptoms of Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children

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Probiotics may alleviate pain in the short-term in children with recurrent abdominal pain.

Pediatric Chronic Postsurgical Pain Prevalence, Risk Factors

Pediatric Chronic Postsurgical Pain Prevalence, Risk Factors

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An estimated 20% of children have chronic postsurgical pain 12 months after surgery; several presurgical factors predict CPSP in these patients.

Sleep Quality Linked With Postoperative Pain Intensity In Children

Sleep Quality Linked With Postoperative Pain Intensity In Children

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An association was found between sleep quality and next-day pain intensity in children undergoing major surgery.

Migraine Risk May Increase in Children With Persistent Asthma

Migraine Risk May Increase in Children With Persistent Asthma

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Children with persistent asthma are at increased risk for migraine, and treatment with anti-asthma or anti-allergy medication may lower this risk.

CBT Plus Amitriptyline Effective in Treating Chronic Migraine in Youth

CBT Plus Amitriptyline Effective in Treating Chronic Migraine in Youth

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A combination of treatment with CBT and the tricyclic antidepressant amitriptyline led to greater improvements in youth with chronic migraine compared with treatment with headache education and amitriptyline.

Headache Prevalence in Pediatric Ischemic Stroke

Headache Prevalence in Pediatric Ischemic Stroke

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Headaches may more commonly be associated with stroke in children younger than 18 years than in adults.

Effects of Pain Interference in Children With Chronic Pain

Effects of Pain Interference in Children With Chronic Pain

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Pain interference was found to mediate the relationship between pain and depression in children with chronic pain.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as First-Line Therapy for Pediatric Migraine

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as First-Line Therapy for Pediatric Migraine

Cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective nonpharmacologic treatment that should be considered as a first-line therapy for pediatric migraine.

Poor School Performance in Children With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Poor School Performance in Children With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Children with neonatal abstinence syndrome may be more likely to perform poorly in school.

Safety Warning by the FDA on Use of Anesthetics

Safety Warning by the FDA on Use of Anesthetics

These warnings need to be added to the labels of these drugs, according to the FDA.

Results From the CHAMP Trial for Pediatric Migraine

Results From the CHAMP Trial for Pediatric Migraine

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Ultimately, the trial was stopped early for futility, as an interim analysis suggested that there would be no significant difference in benefit for the preventive medications vs placebo on migraine headache frequency.

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