pediatrics

| Article

A nationwide survey commissioned by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) highlights significant shortcomings in parental understanding of prescription opioids for management of their children’s’ pain. The findings document what the authors term a “conflicted relationship” in which parents...

| Article

Newswise — Philadelphia, Jan. 16, 2019—Opioid drugs prescribed to children for pain relief after a typical pediatric orthopaedic procedure may be significantly overprescribed, according to a new study by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The patients used less than 25...

| Article

Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have concluded that intranasal ketamine is as effective as intranasal fentanyl for the relief of pain from acute extremity injury in children. The findings from a recently completed randomized trial are important in confirming the...

| Article

Acute pediatric gastroenteritis, also known as infectious diarrhea, can cause vomiting and abdominal pain, and is responsible for some 1.7 million emergency room visits annually in the US. Current treatment protocol suggests the use of probiotics, but findings from a new double-blind randomized...

| Article

Researchers from the Center for Applied Genomics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia report the discovery of gene variants that are associated with elevated risk for migraine in African-American children. The authors state that the findings may inform the development of targeted treatments for...

| Article

Researchers from the University of Southern California have recently completed a survey of frontline providers concerning care for infants affected by neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) resulting from in utero exposure to opioids. Conclusions drawn from this work have resulted in the identification...

| Article

Children with complex medical challenges and/or intellectual or developmental disabilities present special problems for clinicians in diagnosing and assessing chronic pain. A new study published in the current edition of the American Journal of Nursing examines these difficulties and proposes...

| Article

Researchers from Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Center for Injury Research and Policy are warning of serious health risks to children from unintentional exposure to buprenorphine, the medication often used to treat opioid use disorder. Findings from their recent study, conducted in association...

| Article

Researchers from the School of Women’s and Children’s Health, University of New South Wales, and colleagues report that pediatric cancer survivors who are treated with the chemotherapy medication cisplatin are at greater risk for development of long-term peripheral neuropathy. According to the...

| Article

Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine and colleagues write that prescription cough and cold medications that contain hydrocodone carry greater risk for adverse effects in children than do those that contain codeine. Additionally, they suggest that the use of any opioid-containing...

Subscribe to pediatrics

Sign Up

Subscribe to the PAINWeek Newsletter
and get our latest articles and more directly in your inbox.