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Parents' Preferences Strongly Influence Opioid Pain Management in Children

Parents' Preferences Strongly Influence Opioid Pain Management in Children

One study, published in the International Journal of Nursing Studies in 2015, found that parental preferences strongly influence decision-making when balancing pain relief against side effects for children on opioid therapy for postoperative pain.

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Neck Pain Alters Posture, Neck Muscle Endurance in Adolescents

Neck Pain Alters Posture, Neck Muscle Endurance in Adolescents

The prevalence of neck pain has been reported to be increasing among adolescents, but how this pain might affect head posture and endurance of the neck muscles in this age group has received little attention.

Pediatric Isolated Skull Fractures May Not Require Overnight Hospitalization

Pediatric Isolated Skull Fractures May Not Require Overnight Hospitalization

There was also a significant difference in hospital costs between the discharged and admitted patients, with an average increase in $4291.50 for admitted patients.

Preterm Children Have Lasting Risk for Anesthesia Adverse Events

Preterm Children Have Lasting Risk for Anesthesia Adverse Events

Risk of developing sedation/anesthesia adverse events continues up to age 23 years.

Preschoolers' Cognitive Limitations Affect Ability to Rate Pain

Preschoolers' Cognitive Limitations Affect Ability to Rate Pain

Preschool children may be confused by scales designed for older children, and their responses may be idiosyncratic and hard to interpret.

Does Neurotoxicity of Anesthesia in Children Need to Be Addressed?

Does Neurotoxicity of Anesthesia in Children Need to Be Addressed?

Survey suggests need for improvements in clinical practice, training, and communication on this topic.

AAP Guidelines for Pediatric Peri-Op Anesthesia

AAP Guidelines for Pediatric Peri-Op Anesthesia

AAP provides guidance relating to care team, resources committed to patient care, and pediatric-specific techniques.

Paintball, BB Guns Can Severely Injure Children, Study Shows

Paintball, BB Guns Can Severely Injure Children, Study Shows

Serious eye injuries, organ damage can occur, researchers warn.

Shortened Fasting May Improve Children's Perioperative Experience

Shortened Fasting May Improve Children's Perioperative Experience

Shortened fasting improves perioperative experience without raising pulmonary aspiration incidence.

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