For pediatric patients receiving nonoperative management of uncomplicated appendicitis, higher pain level at presentation is associated with an increased risk for in-hospital treatment failure.
For a majority of adolescents with severe substance use disorder (SUD), symptomatic substance use will persist in middle age.
From 2014 to 2019, there was a decrease in opioid prescribing after surgery among children, with rapid opioid deadoption beginning in late 2017.
Authors reviewed pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic pain management strategies among children who present to the emergency department.
A considerable proportion of youth with overdoses involving benzodiazepines (BZDs) or stimulants have recent prescriptions for these medications.
Researchers investigated the effectiveness of clown intervention for relieving pain in young children.
A population-based cohort study in the US examined the data from over 2 million Medicaid patients to ascertain if there were any differences in the incidence and timing for diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders in publicly vs privately insured children.
Children from lower-opportunity neighborhoods have higher odds of presenting with complicated appendicitis.
Compared with 2019, pediatric emergency department visits decreased during 2020, 2021, and January 2022, although increases were seen for visits related to behavioral concerns.
Early meniscal surgery is not superior to a strategy of exercise and education with the option of later surgery among young, active adults with meniscal tears.