Virtual reality appears to be an effective distraction intervention to relieve pain and distress during various medical procedures.
Lidocaine gel may not provide substantial advantage over nonanesthetic gel for reducing pain associated with transurethral bladder catheterization in children aged <4 years.
The Modified Behavioral Pain Scale may represent a reliable tool for assessing procedural pain but may not allow to discriminate between pain- and non-pain-related distress in infants and young children.
Virtual reality was shown to reduce pain and anxiety compared with standard of care during routine blood draws in children and adolescents.
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