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.
For adolescents with chronic pain, wait times to evaluation at an interdisciplinary pain clinic after referral were long and were associated with anxious anticipation and frustration from families.
Psychological therapies may be effective in improving pain and disability in children and adolescents with chronic pain, including headache and mixed chronic pain conditions, although some of these effects did not persist at follow-up.
In-hospital postnatal education about infant pain management at vaccinations leads to more frequent use of pain relief interventions.
The presence of sleep disorders in children with chronic pain may result in greater pain levels and pain interference, a relationship that may in part be mediated by anxiety and depressive symptoms.
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.
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.
Risk of developing sedation/anesthesia adverse events continues up to age 23 years.
Preschool children may be confused by scales designed for older children, and their responses may be idiosyncratic and hard to interpret.
Survey suggests need for improvements in clinical practice, training, and communication on this topic.
AAP provides guidance relating to care team, resources committed to patient care, and pediatric-specific techniques.
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