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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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Long Wait Times Between Referral and Interdisciplinary Pediatric Chronic Pain Evaluation

Long Wait Times Between Referral and Interdisciplinary Pediatric Chronic Pain Evaluation

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.

Efficacy of Psychological Therapies on Pediatric Chronic Pain: Updated Cochrane Review

Efficacy of Psychological Therapies on Pediatric Chronic Pain: Updated Cochrane Review

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.

Postnatal Education Increases Pain Relief Use at Vaccinations

Postnatal Education Increases Pain Relief Use at Vaccinations

In-hospital postnatal education about infant pain management at vaccinations leads to more frequent use of pain relief interventions.

The Relationship Between Sleep, Chronic Pain, and Mood Disorders in Children

The Relationship Between Sleep, Chronic Pain, and Mood Disorders in Children

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.

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.